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The Magna Carta Barons Association representatives a collective of towns across the UK which played a role in the creation of the Great Charter.

In Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary year, the MCBA is organising a host of events across the country. The Association has also received a grant of £12,500 towards the cost of providing a facsimile copy of Magna Carta to each of the towns and villages representing the principal rebel barons who secured the charter from King John in 1215. Click here for more information about this Round 2 project.

Dates for your Diary:


Belvoir:
13th June: Magna Carta themed village fete at Belvoir.

Castle Hedingham:
25th April: Launch of Heritage trail linking Castle Hedingham to Clare. Launch events taking place at both Castle Hedingham and Clare.
12th June: Castle Hedingham Magna Carta exhibition opens at St Nicholas Church.
13th June: Inaugural performance by Riotous Assembly at Castle Hedingham.
18th – 20th June: Castle Hedingham Medieval Drama by the Castle Players.
21st June: Medieval Pageant at the Castle.

Clare:
25th April: Launch of Heritage trail linking Castle Hedingham to Clare. Launch events taking place at both Castle Hedingham and Clare.
6th June: Clare Mana Carta, de Clares and Castle Study Day.
13th June: Medieval procession and Fayre.
14th June: Opening of Magna Carta exhibition at Ancient House Museum.

Click here for more information about events in Clare.

Curry Mallet:
2nd April: Magna Carta 800 race at Taunton Racecourse. Click here for more information.
22nd May: Curry Mallet field art, video and photographs.
13th June: Evening dance and hog roast.
14th June: Curry Mallet Church service, with re-enactment and live music.
10th July: Magna Carta Cantata at Salisbury Cathedral.

Click here for more information about events in Curry Mallet.

Helmsley:
14th June: Magna Carta events in Market Square.

Hornby:
15th June: Magna Carta talk in St. Margaret’s Church.

Huntingfield:
13th – 14th June: Medieval fair with dancing and music.
15th June: Beacon lighting and hog roast.

Leicester:
12th – 13th June: Leicester Weights and Measure exhibition and performances.
24th June: Lord Mayor’s Banquet.
22nd – 23rd August: Magna Carta themed annual festival.
13th September: High Sheriff Justice service in Cathedral.

Click here for more information about events in Leicester.

Little Dunmow:
14th June: Little Dunmow LiberTeas event.

Long Crendon:
13th June: Medieval pageant and jousting tournament.

Click here for more information about events in Long Crendon.

Pleshey:
9th – 10th May: Pleshey Medieval weekend at Castle Mound.
14th November: Medieval themed comedy and drama.

Pontefract:
8th June: John de Lacy Handicap Stakes at Pontefract Racecourse.
10th June: Concert at Pontefract at King’s Croft Hotel.
11th June: School challenge to build a trebuchet at Pontefract school.
12th June: Black Tie dinner at King’s Croft Hotel.
15th June: Unveiling of memorial at town centre.

Click here for more information about events in Pontefract.

Skipton:
13th June: Magna Carta street procession.
27th – 28th June: Medieval weekend at Castle.
5th July: Medieval re-enactment at annual Sheep Day.

Stansted Mountfichet:
19th June: Opening of Magna Carta themed exhibition.
23rd June: Opening of Magna Carta embroidery exhibition.
27th June: Pageant and Medieval fair at Stanstead Hall.

Click here for more information about events in Stansted Mountfichet.

Thirsk:
13th June: Medieval Re-enactments on Thirsk racecourse.

Topcliffe:
14th June: Normandy Market.

Trowbridge:
25th April: King John and Magna Carta symposium at Trowbridge Civic Hall.
24th – 26th July: Medieval Charter Fayre.

Click here for more information about events in Trowbridge.

Click here for more information about events in Wiltshire.

Walkern:
3rd May: Mangna Carta fair at Walkern.
26th June: Magna Carta themed school day.
27th – 28th June: Medieval fair, with parades and re-enactments.

Click here for more information about events in Walkern.

Warkworth:
12th June: Warkworth barbecue and music beside Castle.
14th June: Drama and procession at Warkworth Church.

West Greenwich:
13th – 14th: Magna Carta exhibition.

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