May 26 2013 Latest news:
Sara Odeen-Isbister , Senior Reporter
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Rain failed to dampen spirits at Barking Abbey ruins, where music, dance and street theatre brought the community together.
Residents took shelter under a big tent and enjoyed a variety of performances today, including African music by artist Charle.
A giant picnic had been planned, but when the Post visited the site at midday organisers said it was probably to wet for people to sit on the grass.
One of the organisers, Olivia Jarrett, said: “It’s a real shame that it’s raining, but we’re having fun anyway.
“The aim of this event was to bring everybody in the community together and to celebrate the Queen which is what we’re doing.”
The event was organised by the council together with a number of community groups.
Last night the Aminta Concert Orchestra performed the annual Twilight Classical Concert at the ruins.
Air cadets have cancelled a planned fundraiser at a local supermarket in order to keep a low-profile following the terrorist attack in Woolwich, London.
Getting work after college was a struggle for one student, but an apprenticeship with a local company has seen her land that all important first job.
The four groups said London’s status as a multi-cultural city which “respects and celebrates diversity” is what makes it one of the most “dynamic, progressive and tolerant cities in the world”.
Brave young Scouts braced themselves for a night of ghoulish storytelling in a spooky mansion.