Family event will mark Magna Carta milestone

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PORTSMOUTH will be joining in the ‘LiberTeas’, celebrating the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta with a free family event at the Big Screen in Guildhall Square from 1pm to 4pm tomorrow.

Monday marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, and a series of short films explaining its impact will be screened tomorrow.

There will be live debates hosted by the Youth Parliament giving members of the public the opportunity to have their voice heard on key topics such as ‘Should 16 and 17 year olds be allowed to vote in the EU referendum?’ and ‘Should there be a devolved parliament for England?’.

At 3pm the Lord Mayor Frank Jonas will lead speeches on the theme of liberty and freedom.

There will be a Magna Carta quiz and the chance to design a liberty flag.

LiberTeas is organised by the Houses of Parliament and the National Trust and encourages people to celebrate, debate, and reflect on freedoms and rights. More information is online at and