LiberTeas – enjoy a free cup of tea and celebrate Magna Carta...
On Sunday 14 June St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, will be hosting an event called ‘LiberTeas’, which is part of the national celebrations to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. The event will be held at Pilgrims’ Kitchen at the Cathedral, starting at 2 pm and free tea will be served for the next hour. Cakes will be available too at a modest cost. Throughout the hour there will be the opportunity for people to speak for 2 minutes on why they think Magna Carta is important or why democracy matters.
‘The hope is that people across the country will join in similar events so that at 3 pm as many people as possible can raise a cup of tea together in celebration of Magna Carta and what it means,’ comments Sarah Friswell, PR Manager at the Cathedral.
LiberTeas has been developed by the House of Parliament as part of the 2015 ‘Parliament in the Making’ historic anniversaries programme in partnership with the National Trust. Monday 15 June marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, which was the document that laid the foundations for the rights and representation that we enjoy today. To commemorate, the whole nation is being asked to take a moment to celebrate, debate and reflect on those rights which we very often take for granted but which people throughout history have campaigned to make happen or fought to preserve.
Bury St Edmunds is a Magna Carta Trust town and last year held several events to mark its links to Magna Carta including a month long exhibition at the Cathedral, at which the original 1215 copy of Magna Carta was on display, and a Sound and Light show in October.
Anyone wishing to speak at the LiberTeas event should contact Sarah Friswell, PR Manager on 01284 748726 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book a slot.
The event will be followed at 3.30pm by Choral Evensong in the Cathedral, which will make reference to the Magna Carta anniversary.