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Jubilee: Music and dance at Barking Abbey ruins

PUBLISHED: 21:07 03 June 2012

Jubilee revellers at Barking Abbey Ruins

Jubilee revellers at Barking Abbey Ruins

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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.


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