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WESTON-SUPER-MARE has been well and truly gripped by Dismaland fever, and many have said the exhibition is at its finest during the evening. So if you’re planning on heading down to the Tropicana one evening and fancy a cocktail or two beforehand, check out our list of the best places in town to grab something spectacular.

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Grey skies above Banksy's Dismaland.

PERHAPS unsurprisingly, Streetlife has been full of talk about renowned street artist Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition at the Tropicana.

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Here's 6 of the best places to get breakfast in Weston-super-Mare.

THINKING of paying Weston-super-Mare a visit to look in on Banksy’s Dismaland? We have compiled a list of some of the town’s best breakfast offerings to enjoy before taking in some of the art on offer in the show.

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Banksy exhibition press call.

A NEW Banksy work has been added to the Dismaland exhibition in Weston-super-Mare.

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Tropicana view of pool and slides with Weston in the background.

THE Tropicana was once a buzzing swimming pool on Weston-super-Mare’s sea front before it closed and lay derelict for 15 years. Now street-artist Banksy has brought it back to life with his exhibition Dismaland, but what did it look like in its heyday? See our gallery here...

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Banksy exhibition press call.

THE date for the when the next wave of tickets for Banksy’s Dismaland will go on sale has been announced.

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Russell Brand gets snapping at the Dismaland selfie hole.

RUSSELL Brand, renowned comedian-cum-political activist, is the latest big name to be spotted at Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare after he visited this afternoon (Friday).

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Dolphin Square being demolished in 2013.

DOLPHIN Square will be turned into an overflow car park to cope with demand from people visiting Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition at the Tropicana.

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MEMORABILIA for Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition has proved to be very popular in the past week – including the Weston Mercury.

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The work of Shadi Al Zaqzoug before he covered it in a protest.

A PALESTINIAN artist has covered his work at Banksy’s Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare as an anti-Israel protest.

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Katherine Ryan

BANKSY has landed in Weston-super-Mare but there will be more than art available at the Tropicana throughout the next five weeks, with music and comedy also being held at Dismaland.

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Tickets have been appearing on eBay for four-figure sums since they went on sale yesterday.

THE organisers of Banksy’s Dismaland art exhibition in Weston-super-Mare have warned against using touts to gain entry to the sought-after show – with tickets on eBay for more than £1,000 each.

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Dismaland queues outside Tropicana.

PEOPLE who were not lucky enough to get tickets to Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare will get a second chance tomorrow, when another week’s worth of tickets will be made available.

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Brad Pitt is rumoured to be visiting Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare. Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images.

BANKSY’S Dismaland has put Weston-super-Mare on the world stage and now one of Hollywood’s biggest names is rumoured to be preparing a visit to the town.

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Dismaland's disfigured logo, as featured in the new video.

AN ‘ADVERT’ for Banksy’s Dismaland installation at the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare has appeared on the artist’s official website – inviting people to ‘the happiest place on Earth’.

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Banksy exhibition press call.

SEVEN days’ worth of tickets to Banksy’s Dismaland at the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare have sold out in just 60 minutes.

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The stencil up close.

AS HUNDREDS queue up to visit Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition, there could be one piece from the Bristol-born artist going unnoticed just yards from the Tropicana.

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A couple have tied the knot at Banksy's Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare.

DISMALAND in Weston-super-Mare has been open to the public for just three days – but one couple have already chosen it as their wedding venue.

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The Dismaland castle.

Dismaland’s organisers have revealed more details about how people can buy tickets online.

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The crowds go on the ferris wheel.

IT TOOK just 60 minutes for 1,000 people to collect their wristbands to become the first visitors to Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition.

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Jack Black at the exclusive Dismaland launch. Photo by George Latham Photography and Love Weston.

Hollywood stars were among the guests as Banksy’s Dismaland held a VIP evening last night (Friday).

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Banksy exhibition press call.

THE first members of the general public have been allowed into Banksy’s Dismaland today (Saturday), with hundreds still waiting in a queue outside the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare.

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The queues outside Dismaland are building.

Hundreds of people are queuing up on Weston-super-Mare’s Beach Lawns hoping to visit Banksy’s Dismaland art exhibition today (Saturday).

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Banksy exhibition press call.

A SPOKESMAN at Dismaland has told the Mercury the site will operate on a first come, first served basis throughout the weekend after technical issues with its ticketing site.

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Banksy's Dismaland castle at the bemusement park.

“IT IS amazing just to sit on the Tropicana steps again and see it being used.”

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The bandstand in Grove Park, Weston-super-Mare.

STUCK for something to do in Weston this weekend? Look no further, we have the run-down on the biggest events going on in the town.

The Weston Mercury on sale for more than £10 on eBay.

PEOPLE from around the world are desperate to get their hands on a copy of the Mercury which broke the news of Banksy’s Dismaland show – so much so it is selling on eBay at a 1,500 per cent mark up.

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Banksy exhibition press call.

PEOPLE camped out on the beach in Weston-super-Mare last night (Thursday) for the chance to be the first to see Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition.

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Exclusive:Queues form for free Mercury Dismaland ticket

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Terry Hutt is dressed to impress as he queues up for a free ticket.

Banksy-mania has truly taken over Weston-super-Mare as Weston Mercury readers start queueing to get an exclusive first look at the art exhibition at the Tropicana.

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Dismaland at the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare.

BANKSY’S latest show Dismaland, in Weston-super-Mare, is not due to open to the public until tomorrow (Saturday) but the Mercury is offering 1,000 of its readers the chance to get the first look today (Friday).

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