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Video: Opera singer launches Barking balcony project

PUBLISHED: 16:00 24 August 2016 | UPDATED: 16:31 24 August 2016

Benita Glogowska with Carole Pluckrose

Benita Glogowska with Carole Pluckrose

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An opera singer, astro turf and mannequins are showing what balconies can become in an attempt to inspire a future filled with “sky spaces”.

Carole Pluckrose, artistic director at Barking’s Boathouse, has transformed the balcony of Barking Learning Centre in Town Square to play host to 24-year-old singer Flora Macdonald today and tomorrow.

Carole also erected her own ground-level balcony to inspire people to help create 1,000 beautiful balconies in the borough by 2017.

“This is about creating sacred spaces that make us feel good as human beings,” she said. “It’s about creating beautiful spaces where you can have what I call rejoicement therapy, take a deep breath and be in the moment.”

The launch complemented the Green Living Room roadshow, a Europe-wide scheme to encourage sustainability.

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