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Magna Carta celebrated in Enfield with fun events

Published Tuesday, 16 June 2015

This week Enfield Council commemorated 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 were 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.

Yesterday saw the re-enactment of the historic signing, 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 Enfield Council really wants to bring heritage alive for residents. We hope that these exciting events, all based on the signing of the Magna Carta, will do this.

“Make sure you sign up for 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 FortyHall or Dugdale or Millfield websites.

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