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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
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Ride a giant polar bear through London


You thought Warhorse's Joey was impressive? Wait and see what Greenpeace have been up to. The environmentalist organisation has been working tirelessly over the last few months to build one of the grandest puppets of all time. Their giant people-powered polar bear is the size of a double-decker bus, and in terms of realism, would give Pinocchio a run for his money.

Due to climate change and because oil companies constantly exploit the land's resources, the Arctic sea ice has been melting ever more rapidly each year. The decline means that polar bears are in more trouble than ever, and something needs to be done.

In a campaign to save the Arctic, Greenpeace will be marching down the streets of London on the 15th September with their giant polar bear as part of a protest demonstration. The Aurora Parade will start at 12pm at Victoria Tower Gardens by Parliament and finish at Shell Headquarters in Jubilee Gardens.

You could always just go to watch, but it is far more exciting to get involved. You can sign up to take part in the march, and you could even win the chance to ride on top of the bear. Everyone who takes part will have their name signed on the puppet's fur.

Dress up is encouraged, so make a mask and help save the Arctic and its wildlife.
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Why? Save the artic
When: 15th Sept, 12pm
Phone: 020 7865 8100
Where: Victoria Tower Gardens
Cost: Free
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