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Banksy's Dismaland: where bad dreams come true?

Shad talks to BBC journalist Laura Rawlings and q visual arts critic RM Vaughan about Banksy's new "bemusement park" Dismaland.
Part of an installation is seen at Banksy's 'Dismaland' exhibition at a derelict seafront lido in Weston-Super-Mare, England. (Matthew Horwood/Getty)

Dismaland, the new "bemusement park" by subversive UK street artist Banksy, opened to the public in Weston-Super-Mare, England this weekend. But don't expect any family-friendly fun from this park.

The sprawling art project is home to run-down rides, openly bored staff, and political commentary at every turn. But the latest addition to seaside Britain isn't everyone's cup of tea.

BBC correspondent Laura Rawlings was among the lucky few journalists to get a sneak peek at the park before it opened — and she loved it. But q visual arts critic RM Vaughan isn't so enthusiastic. The two join Shad to share their perspectives on the controversial installation.

WEB EXTRA | Take a look at Dismaland in all its anti-glory below.

An installation at Banksy's 'Dismaland' exhibition at a derelict seafront lido in Weston-Super-Mare, England. (Matthew Horwood/Getty)
A steward is seen outside Banksy's 'Dismaland' exhibition at a derelict seafront lido in Weston-Super-Mare, England. (Matthew Horwood/Getty)
A seaside "funfair" is seen behind a wall in Weston-super-Mare, southwest England. (Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)

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