Local MP and Deputy Mayor join Magna Carta event...
On Sunday 14 June at 3 pm, to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta (15 June 1215), the clink of teacups will be heard as communities across the UK take tea together as part of LiberTeas.
LiberTeas, which is organised by the Houses of Parliament in partnership with the National Trust, encourages people across the UK to take a moment to celebrate, debate and reflect on the freedoms and rights.
In Bury St Edmunds everyone is invited to attend LiberTeas Bury St Edmunds, at Pilgrims’ Kitchen, St Edmundsbury Cathedral. The event takes place from 2 -3 pm on Sunday 14 June during which time free tea and cakes will be served. This has been made possible by the support of Bury St Edmunds Town Council. 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.
Jo Churchill, MP for Bury St Edmunds and Councillor Julia Wakelam, Deputy Mayor of St Edmundsbury Borough Council will be attending the event. The local branch of Amnesty International will have a stall with information about their work. There will also be information about Bury’s link with Magna Carta. The event is completely free of charge.
Speaking about this event Sarah Friswell, PR Manager at the Cathedral, said, ‘We hope everyone in Bury St Edmunds will come and join the commemoration of liberties taking place at the Cathedral this Sunday. Our LiberTeas is a natural follow on from the Magna Carta events in the town last year and a great opportunity for us all to reflect on and celebrate those liberties we each enjoy but often take for granted.’
LiberTeas Bury St Edmunds is one of more than 200 events are taking place across the UK – ranging from street parties, community picnics and film screenings, to afternoon teas, exhibitions, talks, fairs and tea dances. For a full list of events click here.