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Why a 3m tall polar bear was spotted in Fulwood today

Posted on - 17th October, 2021 - 9:22pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Fulwood, Preston News, Wildlife and Conservation
Clarion and Bamber Hawes Pic: Peter Towers
Artist Bamber Hawes, on the right, created polar bear Clarion Pic: Peter Towers

A giant polar bear has been spotted heading north up the A6 in Fulwood today (Sunday 17 October).

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Photos shared with Blog Preston show the three-metre tall bamboo and paper polar bear, named Clarion, being pulled along in a trailer near The Black Bull.

Creator and artist Bamber Hawes is walking 306 miles with Clarion from Shrewsbury to the UN’s COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

Clarion and Bamber Hawes Pic: Peter Towers
Clarion is three metres tall Pic: Peter Towers

According to Clarion’s website, the aims of the 22-day journey are to walk, to talk, to connect with each other, and to connect with the landscape by moving through it slowly, admiring its beauty and grandeur.

Read more: Dinosaur walked the streets of Preston city centre

Taking place from 31 October to 12 November, the COP26 summit will host international discussions on climate change and could lead to major changes to people’s everyday lives across the globe.


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