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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Tea with the Tommies Starts at 10:30am

National Army Museum, Tower Hill

To mark the 800th Anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, the document that underpins our way of life, we are reflecting on democracy from the perspective of a solider in the trenches in First World War. Visit a couple of soldiers on the western front for a cuppa and…

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Liberteas Medieval Banquet. Starts at 12:15pm

Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, Friendship Group., Wimbledon

A Banquet will be served for all parishioners and friends. A Trumpeter will announce the entry of King John and the Barons and their entourage. A Tableau to commemorate the signing of the Magna Carta will be held. Before the banquet a “pigs – head” will be carried to the…

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LiberTeas Bury St Edmunds Starts at 2:00pm

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

The event takes place in Pilgrims’ Kitchen at St Edmundsbury Cathedral from 2- 3.30 pm. It will give the chance to celebrate Bury St Edmunds’ link with Magna Carta, to share a cup of tea together with special Magna Carta cakes and the opportunity to hear about what you value…

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Hanbury and the hustings Starts at 11:00am

Hanbury Hall and Gardens , Droitwich

Our ‘hustings’ 1715 style will help us relive the election of 200 years ago. This will be taking place throughout the day with a free cup of tea being served at 3pm.

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Strawberry LiberTeas Starts at 3:00pm

St. John the Baptist church, Bredgar, Sittingbourne

Enjoy a strawberry tea in the garden of Brewers House while listening to the church bells being rung at our parish church just across the road.

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Tea Party at St Peter’s Preston Park Starts at 3:00pm

The Friends of St Peter's, Preston Park, Brighton

Join the Friends of St Peter’s, Preston Park, for a midsummer tea party in support of The Churches Conservation Trust, with tea, coffee, home-made cakes and an exhibition marking the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta.. Bring your friends and enjoy the afternoon in this wonderful ancient building.…

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Celebrating Magna Carta: foundation of our Liberties Starts at 3:00pm

TEAM Global (The European Atlantic Movement), High Wycombe

On the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta, come to celebrate with afternoon tea and debate and reflect on your freedoms and rights The events will take place at All Saints Church, Castle Street, High Wycombe between 3pm and 5pm At 3pm there will be talks and discussion on Magna Carta to…

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LiberTeas at Priory Park Starts at 12:00pm

Southend Libraries & Museums, Southend-on-Sea

Join us in Prittlewell Priory Park, Southend-On-Sea, for afternoon of music, history and tea-drinking! Stop by Prittlewell Priory to join one of two tours: As a commemoration of the 800 years since the signing of Magna Carta we look back to the year 1215 when Prittlewell Priory was the most…

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Lewisham LiberTeas Starts at 1:30pm

London Borough of Lewisham, London

We will be bringing together people from the past, present and future of Lewisham’s political history to celebrate its unique place as a pioneer of local rights. Lewisham Council pioneered in the mid-1980s both a Women’s committee and a Race Relations committee to reflect its diverse community. We intend to…

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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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