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May 19, 2015

Runnymede Magna Carta Pageant tickets now available

Tuesday 19th May 2015

Secure your place to see a re-enactment of the events 800 years ago as part of the anniversary celebrations.

A pageant will take place in Runnymede to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and budding visitors can now book tickets to secure their place.

The event, which will include a performance reflecting the events of 1215 when the charter was sealed, will be held at Runnymede Pleasure Ground on Sunday June 14 from 10am-6pm.

Paul Turrell, chief executive of Runnymede Borough Council, said: “The pageant promises to be a great day out for all ages.

“It will be the culmination of the public commemorations in Runnymede, ahead of the Royal visit the following day.

“While the re-enactment of events 800 years ago will take place in the afternoon, there will be a range of entertainment activities throughout the day in the activities tent for families to get involved in.

“We look forward to commemorating this special occasion with everyone.”

The two-hour re-enactment of the sealing of the Magna Carta will be hosted by historical interpretation company Past Pleasures.

Children can get involved in activities such as face painting and key-ring making, and families are permitted to bring their dog along for the day.

Picnics are welcomed at the event and food and drink, including a bar tent, will also be available.

You can now register for free tickets to the event here.

Up to six tickets are available for each registration and are granted on a first come, first served basis.

There will be no public parking at the Pleasure Ground for the event, apart from a limited number of Blue Badge holders, but park-and-ride bus services will be available.

Tickets will not be required on the day to watch the River Relay from the riverbanks around Runnymede Pleasure Ground.

If you have any queries about attending the Pageant, email Runnymede Borough Council at [email protected].



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