The Woods Hole Public Library will hold a casual tea party and film screening on Wednesday afternoon, October 19. Starting at 2 PM, various teas and scones will be served, and promptly at 2:30 PM the film “Downton Abbey, a New Era” will be shown.
This film, a historical drama just-released in May 2022 is the sequel to the 2019 film Downton Abbey. Both films were written by Julian Fellowes, the creator and writer of the television series of the same name, with the sequel being directed by Simon Curtis.
The film follows the fabulously wealthy Crawley family at the center of Downton Abbey in a new installment of the long-running story. “Downton Abbey: A New Era” is set in 1928 and finds the family enjoying the last years of the Roaring Twenties in various gigantic homes before the Great Depression arrives. In “A New Era”, the family finds out they’ve inherited yet another gorgeous property: A villa in the South of France. Apparently one of Grandma Violet’s old paramours left it to her, which will no doubt stir up a scandal among the family members.
Before the COVID pandemic, the Library held quite a fancy tea party with antique china and linens, followed by a showing of the first Downton Abbey film. Some participants even wore antique clothing. As we all emerge from the confined activities of the past few years, the Library is taking steps to return to previous levels in programming, but in somewhat restrained levels.
This event is free and open to the public, but of course donations would be welcomed.