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Magna Carta celebrated in Enfield with fun events

Published Monday, 11 May 2015

This summer, Enfield Council commemorates the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the peace treaty signalling the end of a conflict between King John and the barons who were in revolt and which was sealed in Runnymede, Surrey, on 15 June 1215.

Magna Carta

The Magna Carta is seen as the cornerstone of the development of constitutional law and documents in England, and to mark the occasion events are planned across the borough.

Monday 15 June, 2.00pm sees the reenactment of the historic signing on Chase Side Memorial Gardens in Enfield. This will shortly be followed by the launch of photo, art and poetry competitions for all ages themed around the Magna Carta and liberty. Winners will go home with cash prizes.

Saturday 11 July, 6.30pm is marked by an evening of poetry and music, led by local poet John Murray. Held at Forty Hall, with an entrance fee of £5 there will be poetry and live music on the themes of liberty and personal freedom to mark the occasion. With poems, songs, and instrumental works ranging from Shakespeare, Milton, and George Herbert to the modern age, this promises to be a fascinating and entertaining evening.

Cllr Achilleas Georgiou, Deputy Leader of Enfield Council said: “The Magna Carta is such an important historical event that at Enfield Council we really want to bring heritage alive for residents. We hope that these exciting events, all based on the signing of the Magna Carta, will do this.

“We especially hope for a good turnout at the re- enactment on the 15 June, and would urge people to get involved with the photo, art and poetry competitions.

“We want everyone to get involved so that older residents and newcomers share common pride in local history”

Deadline for submissions for the photography and art and the poetry competitions is Friday 31st July 2015

For entry forms and guidelines please email Email  or Email or download them from the Link  or Link or Link  websites.

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