King John sealed the Magna Carta at Runnymede by the River Thames on 15th June 1215. The Magna Carta is now acknowledged as one of the most important documents in history. Over two days in June 2015, the Magna Carta 800th River Relay was a part of the 800th anniversary celebrations of the sealing of Magna Carta. It took place on and beside the River Thames between Hurley and Runnymede, stopping at various points on the way to recount the story of the Magna Carta. The Royal Shallop “Jubilant” was escorted by a flotilla with hundreds of other rowed, paddled, motor and steam craft to joining along the way.
Creative Junction designed and delivered the bank-side family arts sessions at five stops along the River Thames, engaging hundreds of people in activity to consider and celebrate Freedom, the legacy of Magna Carta and the life of the river.