Banksy's Dismaland tourist attraction in Weston-super-Mare is to be dismantled and relocated to Calais to provide shelter for refugees, its creator has revealed.
The art installation/theme park closes its gates for the last time on Sunday, after a hugely successful - if miserable - five-week run.
Local officials estimate that the attraction brought £20 million of business to the seaside town, and art critic David Lee told the BBC: "With figures like that he could do whatever he likes wherever he chooses."
In a post on the Dismaland website on Sunday, an announcement read: "Coming soon… Dismaland Calais. All the timber and fixtures from Dismaland are being sent to the ‘jungle’ refugee camp near Calais to build shelters."
It included a picture of the Calais camp superimposed with Dismaland's fire-ravaged fairtytale Cinderella Castle, and added: "No online tickets will be available."
There are an estimated 5,000 refugees camped in and around the French port of Calais, including people displaced from Syria, Libya and Eritrea.
Refugees were a theme within the Dismaland park itself, which included ponds with motor boats filled with desperate asylum-seekers.
When Dismaland opened, Banksy described it as "a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism", adding: "This is an art show for the 99 per cent who'd rather be at Alton Towers."
The Bristol-based artist later told The Sunday Times: "This is not a street art show. It's modelled on those failed Christmas parks that pop up every December - where they stick some antlers on an Alsatian dog and spray fake snow on a skip.
"It's ambitious, but it's also crap. I think there's something very poetic and British about all that."
The process to decommission Dismaland is expected to take three weeks.
Additional reporting by agencies
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