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Magna Carta Exhibition

Family friendly event suitable for all the family

The Artists at Work


The Ealing Autumn Festival has commissioned a new exhibtion from the 4020 Art Group to celebrate Magna Carta. It will open on Saturday 13 June at Ealing Central Library.


The paintings, oil and acrylic on canvas, are based on a concept devised by Diana Braybrook, the group’s mentor.


The pictures will show the coats-of-arms of the 25 Magna Carta barons and King John beside everyday events, as imagined from the 13th century. Each will be finished with a medieval style decorative border.


The exhibition will remain at Ealing Central Library until July 4th and then move on to be shown in all libraries throughout Ealing. A digitised version will be shown where there is not enough space to show the original exhibition.


The images here show the artists at work.


Opening launch:

Saturday 13 June




Café Area and the Green Room

Ealing Central Library

Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre

103 The Broadway

London W5 5JY

How to get there

Nearest station Ealing Broadway: 5-10 minutes walk

Central and District Lines, National Rail (Heathrow Connect)

Buses: E1, E2, E8, E7, E9, E10, E11, 65, 83, 207, 266, 427, 607



Magna Carta Exhibitions

The exhibtion will visit libraries throughout Ealing viewable at all normal opening hours.


13 June-4 July

Ealing Central Library


7-25 July

Hanwell Library

Jubilee Gardens Library (digitised)


27/28 July-15 Aug

Acton Library

Northfields Library (digitised)


17/18 Aug-5 Sept

Southall Library

Perivale Library (digitised)


7/8-26 Sept

Northolt Library

Pitshanger Library (digitised)


28 Sept-31 Oct

Ealing Central Library

Wood End Library (digitised)

Featuring the Big Draw and Black History Month


3-21 Nov

Greenford Library

West Ealing Library (digitised)


Nov 23-Dec 5

Additional presentations at community centres.

Opening Launch

Satuday 13 June



The guest of honour will be the Mayor of the London Borough of Ealing, Councillor Harbhajan Kaur-Dheer.


The artists of the 4020 Art Group will talk about the paintings: how they decided on the designs and then met the challenges of achieving the finished result.

Magna Carta Ambassadors

A team of young Magna Carta ambassadors will host the exhibition, presenting information to accompany it and to explain the Magna Carta.


The ambassadors will talk, discuss and debate the significance of Magna Carta with visitors to the library.


Jonathan Oates will give an introducotory talk on Magna Carta: why was the Great Charter important - if indeed it was - and what was its impact on subsequent history?



Throughout the day there will be talks, films and craft workshops for people of all ages to enjoy together.

The coat-of-arms of William Malet, Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset is shown here.

The Sun


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