After weeks of Music performances Greenpeace installed Aurora bear out side the Shell building in London, We went along at the weekend to help. Giving out leafleetes to a receptive public. Where they can see its Greenpeace & a bear tha size of a bus Londoners were realy supportive, maybe 90% keen to know about the campaign, Keen to protect the Arctic & keen to stop Shells oil plans.. .. Sebastian sent me to be the puppeteer.. I climbed into Aurora's belly Looking at the complexity of it, thinking it might be like gunner in an old war plane or movie cameraman.. But once I got the hang of the various leavers & ropes Aurora took over, I became the bear, her slow, strong movements, her sense of irritation with Shell & their monolthic building, balanced the sense of the trees & the river keeping the city away..with interest in the small people milling round below.
Aurora a bear in shells front door, stayed untill , Shell's well came up dry, & Arctic Oil dilling became a financial & PR millstone & Shell quit. Shell has spent $7billion & nothing to show., They could have had a world class PV factory for the cash. Aurora Growled & moved off, leaving nothing but foot prints.
Here are some Videos Emma Thompson , Aurora at night & Emma Thompson
Lokking back it has been an amazing campaign