There are so many great ways to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. It could be afternoon tea for a few friends at home, a series of public lectures, a street party, a parade, or a party in the park for the entire community. The options are endless. Wherever you live, you can get involved – there’s something for everyone.


251 Events

Libertea in Basingstoke Starts at 2:45pm


You are welcome to join us for a LiberTea celebration of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta – we will have home made scones and garden games. This is an important celebration of the freedom and liberty which we often take for granted. and I will give…

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LiberTeas at Palace Green Library Starts at 1:00pm

Palace Green Library, Durham University, Durham

Visitors to Palace Green Library’s Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt exhibition will be invited to finish their visit by having a cup of tea and sharing their ideas about rebellion, freedom and citizenship. This is part of the Houses of Parliament’s LiberTeas events, which encourages the whole…

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Democracy Day Woodstock Starts at 2:45pm

Woodstock Town Council, Woodstock

A re-enactment of the sealing of Magna Carta will take place outside the town hall, citizens will be encouraged to make their demands known, King John will seal a scroll with these demands and the church bells will peal. LiberTeas will then be served in the mayor’s parlour where ancient…

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Liber Teas Atcham Starts at 2:50pm

St Eata's Church, Atcham nr Shrewsbury, nr Shrewsbury

We will ring the bells at St Eata’s Church at 3pm on Sunday 14 June. Tea and cakes will be available in the church. If you are a ringer please come and have a ring. Or if you would like to try we will have someone on hand to show…

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LiberTeas National Assembly for Wales Starts at 10:30am

National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay

Monday 15 June marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, which was the document that laid the foundations for the freedom of rights and representation that we enjoy today. To commemorate, we are asking you to take a moment to celebrate, debate and reflect on those rights…

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Find your LiberTeas in Clayton Brook Starts at 4:15pm

Clayton Brook Community House, Chorley

We will serve refreshments to all who attend and discuss the Magna Carta, our rights as common people, the ruling structure of Britain and the significant changes of law in history. ACCESS There is disabled access

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LiberTeas Manchester Cathedral Starts at 3:00pm

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

The Cathedral bells will be ringing for approximately one hour. The bellringers will be attempting to ring a quarter peal of Plain Bob Triples

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Church Bell Ringing at Nantwich to Celebrate the Sealing of the Magna Carta Starts at 1:00pm

Chester Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers, Nantwich

As part of the national celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, bell ringers from Cheshire will be attempting to ring a peal of London Surprise Major at St. Mary’s, Nantwich, on Sunday 14 June starting at 1pm and taking around three hours. London Surprise Major…

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LiberTeas at Naseby 370 Starts at 2:30pm

The Naseby Battlefield Project, Naseby

The battle of Naseby decided the outcome of the civil war fought in England over the rights of Parliament. Sunday 14 June is the 370th anniversary of the battle and Naseby Battlefield will be alive with soldiers all weekend (noon-5pm). With the help of the Friends of Kettering Art Gallery…

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Liberteas St Lawrence Starts at 2:00pm

West Wycombe Churches, High Wycombe

St Lawrence church is set high on West Wycombe Hill in this beautiful National Trust village. Join us at St Lawrence to visit this historic and stunning church and climb the Tower with superb local views. The artistry and events over the centuries have been made possible by freedom of…

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International events


Pool Riverside Park, Otley

Refreshments are available in the village hall and at 3pm we will take a cup of tea to celebrate the Magna Carta with the rest of the country. On Sunday 14 June, Pool Riverside Park is holding an event to celebrate new signage and information points in our 16-acre site.…

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LiberTeas Hong Kong

Hong Kong-UK Reunification Campaign, Hong Kong

On the 800th Anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, the whole nation sits down to tea to celebrate. We will organise a LiberTea in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong between 2pm and 4pm to celebrate Magna Carta, which was the document that laid the foundations for the rights and representation…

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LiberTeas Debate

British Embassy Sofia in partership with Sofia Debate Association, Sofia

British Embassy Sofia in partnership with Sofia Debate Association invites you to LiberTeas debate on the topic: This House believes corruption is the price we pay for democracy. The event will be attended by Her Majesty’s Ambassador Emma Hopkins OBE and moderated by Michael Davidson, Head of Political Section, British…

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800 years ago 8000 miles away

Falkland Islands Government, Stanley

On 14 June 2015 the Falkland Islands will celebrate with a Public Holiday the gift of liberty inherited from Great Britain being restored by force of British arms in 1982. The Islands were freed from the dark days of Argentine occupation 33 years ago. On 15 June 2015 the Attorney…

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LiberTeas Diwaniya Kuwait

British Embassy Kuwait, Kuwait City

A diwaniya is a traditional Kuwaiti gathering where guests are invited for discussion in a welcoming social setting. The British Embassy in Kuwait is partnering with local youth organisation Equait to join the worldwide Magna Carta 800 commemorations and invites you to join our own diwaniya discussion at @masaha13 in…

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Northern California Virtual LiberTeas Event

The Tea Drinker, Sebastopol, California

We join with our English tea-drinking and history-affirming friends by dedicating all of our weblog posts on 14 June 2015 to the celebration of the Magna Carta and tea! Wherever you are in the world, please visit us and post comments on our blog posts on the day at…

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LiberTeas with the British High Commission, Malta

Stay Up Late, Valetta

The weekend of LiberTeas coincides with the culmination of a project we’ve been involved in with 6 other European partners to produce a festival in Malta to showcase and celebrate art by artists with learning disabilities. We have been invited to hold our LiberTeas event in the garden of the…

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