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Event: Marking the anniversary of the Magna Carta 2015

Event: Marking the anniversary of the Magna Carta 2015

The Heritage Alliance and the 2015 Anniversaries team at the Houses of Parliament invite you to find out how you can become involved in the national commemoration to mark the Magna Carta Anniversary in a workshop at Parliament on Monday 30th March 2015 from 3:00-4:30pm.

The event will include a tour of Parliament’s 2015 banner exhibition in Westminster Hall, The Beginning of that Freedome, a presentation on the 2015 anniversary programme Parliament in the Making, as well as a chance to network with other Alliance Members.

In particular the afternoon will focus on LiberTeas. To coincide with the 800th anniversary of sealing of Magna Carta (15th June 1215), the Houses of Parliament in partnership with the National Trust [Alliance member] are asking the nation to take a moment to celebrate, debate and reflect on those rights which we can very often take for granted but which people throughout history have campaigned to make happen or fought to preserve.

Communities and organisations across the UK are being encouraged to organise or attend a local event, to create a simultaneous celebration of their freedoms and rights. There will be a national peal of bells at 3pm after which we will ask the public to take a simultaneous cup of tea. Whether it’s an afternoon tea for a few friends at home, a history talk or walk, a street party, a parade, a trail around the local museum or historic building – a LiberTeas event can be anything that you want it to be. You can find further information on: www.liberteas.co.uk