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.


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Windsor and Eton Sea Cadet LiberTeas Tea Party Starts at 11:00am

Windsor and Eton Sea Cadets, Windsor

Come join us on the banks of the River Thames in Windsor to see the Magna Carta 800th River Relay. Visitors, residents and enthusiasts are invited to join us to attend our LiberTeas event from 11 am to 4.30pm. There will be cream teas, freshly baked cakes, yummy burgers and…

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Talking History Starts at 1:00pm


Come and join us at the BBC Open Centre with the Talking History programme. Presenter Dave Andrews hosts a panel of special guests discussing the Magna Carta. This is part a season of events May – September in Leicester marking the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.

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Magna Carta event day Starts at 11:30am

Leicester City Council, Leicester

Comedian Anthony King: 11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm Meet the Mayor: 1pm – 2pm Meet the Curator: 2pm – 3pm Magna Carta: 3pm – 4pm A celebration of the historic Magna Carta in Leicester’s iconic medieval Guildhall. Special events are free! Revel in mirth at comedian Anthony King’s brand new musical…

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Family Craft Starts at 11:00am

Leicester City Council, Leicester

Get ready for the Magna Carta celebrations by creating your own shield. Explore the world of heraldry and make your mark, £2.50 payable at the shop. Session times are 11am-1pm and 2pm -4pm. This is part of a wide programme of events in Leicester from May to September marking the anniversary year.

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LiberTeas Starts at 1:00pm

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum, Stirling

Drop-in event for visitors, locals, tourists, families…anyone that likes a good cup of tea, and a debate or two! Come up to the museum anytime from 1pm, grab a cuppa and ask yourself: What freedoms do we take for granted today? Who is your ‘Liberteas’ hero from throughout history? What…

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Earl Grey & the LiberTea Ladies at Bradford Festival Starts at 2:30pm

Freedom Studios, Bradford

It’s 800 years since the Magna Carta was signed and something is brewing. Do you find taxes difficult to swallow, or arguments about power just a storm in a teacup? Join Earl Grey and the LiberTea Ladies and tell us what you would do if you ruled the world whilst…

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LiberTea @ Southampton’s Speakers Corner Starts at 3:00pm

Dangerous Ideas Southampton, Southampton

This is a very informal event where we can gather together, share food, celebrate, debate and reflect upon our freedom and rights. Attendees are encouraged to bring food to share, plus perhaps a poem or a football, a craft activity or an idea to talk about. This is not organised…

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Bells and LiberTeas Starts at 3:00pm

St. Oswald's parish church, Horton in Ribblesdale

At 3pm the bells will ring out in celebration, while in church, drinks and refreshments will be available in good Yorkshire style. Anybody wishing to look at the bells, including the two newly-added trebles last year, or have a go at ringing – this is the perfect time. Just walk…

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LiberTeas Behind Bars Starts at 10:00am

Galleries of Justice Museum, Nottingham

The Galleries of Justice Museum’s cafe Divine will be offering a chance for visitors to find out about the facts of crime and punishment and debate the issues that surround this topic. Visit the museum and pop in for a cup of tea. There will be debating cards around the…

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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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