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Rapping dinosaur Philippa Baines touring Kent on climate change mission

By Ed McConnell

Philippa Baines is a dinosaur.

At least that’s what she’s telling people as she raps her way around west Kent to raise awareness about climate change and mass extinction.

Dressed in a T-Rex costume, the 26-year-old copy-writing student from Winkhurst Green entertained crowds in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells this Bank Holiday weekend.

Miss Baines raps to a child

Miss Baines performed songs about global warming, raising issues of sustainability, energy sources and recycling.

She said: “Dinosaurs are one of the most obvious symbols of extinction.

“I thought I’d combine being a T-Rex with a fun and entertaining way to communicate an important message – rap.”

Philippa Baines dressed as a t-rex and rapped to raise awareness about climate change

She added: “The reaction was great. Children loved me but so did the parents.

“I was terrified to start with.

“In the costume I was beyond 6ft, and thought I’d be intimidating but I think my slightly cartoonish face put people at ease.”

For more on Philippa’s Rapping Dinosaur of Kent, visit her Facebook page #dinoofkent

Philippa Baines performs climate change related raps

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