To coincide with the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta the Houses of Parliament and the National Trust are asking the nation to take a moment to celebrate, debate and reflect on those liberties which we can very often take for granted but which people throughout history have campaigned to make happen or fought to preserve.
LiberTeas, will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 14 June at 3pm and will be the only national commemorative celebration of the sealing of Magna Carta.
Magna Carta established the Rule of Law and started a journey towards our modern day rights and freedoms and we are asking communities and organisations across the nation to mark the anniversary by hosting an event that celebrates rights, freedom and liberty. It could be a debate or an afternoon tea, a public lecture or open house, a street party or a picnic in the park, all we ask is that their event joins the rest of the nation at 3pm to mark the moment.
More information on LiberTeas (including how to and creative guides), and to register events can be found at www.liberteas.co.uk. Once registered, organisations will also have access to the brand so that they can make their own LiberTeas promotional materials. The first 400 people to register before 15 April will receive two free tickets (subject to terms and conditions) to the national Magna Carta commemoration at Runnymede on 15 June.
To coincide with LiberTeas events on Sunday 14 June at 3pm churches across the country (and many overseas) are being encouraged to ring for the Great Ringing Day. This is being led by the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.