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EXCLUSIVE: Banksy gifts a piece of Dismaland to Weston

ITV News has exclusively been told that the Bristol artist Banksy who brought the crowds to Weston-super-Mare this summer for his Dismaland exhibition is leaving a piece of it behind.

The pinwheel - looking quite Dismal on Weston-super-Mare seafront - will soon be up and working again Credit: ITV News

Dismaland was a huge success this summer and the artist plans to leave a lasting legacy at the former Tropicana centre. The huge pinwheel will soon be put back up - complete with sand!

The pinwheel in place at this summer's Dismaland exhibition Credit: PA

'Banksy saved my life', says Weston-super-Mare graffiti artist

Credit: ITV News

A graffiti artist from Weston-super-Mare who struggled with drug and alcohol addiction says Banksy saved his life.

JPS was living on the streets of his home town when he decided to visit a Bansky exhibition in Bristol. It helped him uncover his own artistic talent and turn his life around.

More on his amazing story in our main programme from 6pm tonight.

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Celebrity drops into Dismaland

The star of American comedy series "How I met Your Mother" dropped into Dismaland just before it closed.

Neil Patrick Harris, who first came to fame as "Doogie Howser" was visiting with his husband David Burtka (on the left in the picture).

The star described the work as "One of the amazing Banksy pieces at Dismaland in Somerset, England".

And "One of the reasons David and I aren't into gulls".

Council tweets a big thank you to Dismaland

After weeks, and hundreds of thousands of extra visitors to Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset Council has thanked Banksy's Dismaland for its contribution.

Dismaland timber heading to refugees in Calais

All the timber will be sent to the refugee camp at Calais Credit: Dismaland.co.uk

Ahead of it's closure this evening (Sun 10pm) an announcement on the Dismaland website has declared that all timber and fixtures will be sent to the refugee camp near Calais to build shelters.

After 5 weeks, the exhibition in Weston will close it's doors for the final time. Around 150 thousand people have visited the site at the Tropicana.

All the timber and fixtures from Dismaland are being sent to the ‘jungle’ refugee camp near Calais to build shelters. No online tickets will be available.

– Dismaland.co.uk
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