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    Calais 'Jungle' Camp - New Site for Banksy's Dismantled Dismaland

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    Anti-capitalist graffiti artist and curator, Bansky, has announced the next venue for his globally acclaimed Dismaland 'Bermusement Park'.

    The UK's most 'disappointing' theme park is leaving the coastal town of Weston-super-Mare and being shipped off to the French town of Calais.

    "Coming soon… Dismaland Calais" says the theme park's website. And with typical irony, punters are told that "no online tickets will be available".

    All the timber and fixtures used to build Dismaland are being sent to the refugee camp near Calais, where 5,000 displaced people from around the world live in what's been dubbed "jungle 2" and condemned by human rights groups and the United Nations for the "sickening" conditions they are forced to live in.

    Migrants stand near a highway overpass near the makeshift camp called The New Jungle in Calais, France.
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    Migrants stand near a highway overpass near the makeshift camp called "The New Jungle" in Calais, France.

    Never shy of tackling uncomfortable topics, Banksy's Dismaland included its own 'boat pond' art installation, complete with migrants packed into tiny remote controlled model boats.

    The boats caused a bit of a stir among the locals when the exhibition opened. Many thought it was "a bit much with what's happening in the news".

    Distressing: ponds with motor boats full of destitute refugees.
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    Distressing: ponds with motor boats full of destitute refugees.

    By sending his Cinderella castle to France, maybe the thousands of people who couldn't buy tickets for the theme park online, could travel to Calais to see first-hand what Banksy, perhaps, wanted the world to see — the reality of the refugee crisis in Europe.

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