Miss Jane Austen invites you

‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife ….’ and a lovely tea at the Temple in Wanstead Park!

Miss Jane Austen invites you to attend a…..





SATURDAY 5TH APRIL 2014 from 3.00pm – 5.30pm

Afternoon tea will be served

Regency Tea by local chef John O’Grady of ‘Consume’ Catering.

Musical entertainment by The Almeria Trio

The Almeria Trio play with the Pemberley Players, who have provided dance music for many Jane Austen film and TV productions and events.

COSTUME: Please come suitably attired in Regency dress ( 1790-1817)

Costumes may of course be home-made. Browse The Jane Austen Centre in Bath http://www.janeausten.co.uk for great ideas.

Temple staff propose a Bonnet Workshop- date and details to follow.

Costumes can be hired from The Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford.

Artisan Costume Hire http://www.artisancostumehire.com/ in Great Dunmow, Essex stocks a fantastic range of Men’s and Ladies’ Regency costumes , including uniforms and livery, for £35 for 4 days’ hire.

ENTERTAINMENT may include some surprises. If you like to dance, we need volunteers, so please let the organiser know.

ACCESS to the Temple in Wanstead Park E11 3RT is by foot from the Northumberland Avenue gate or the Warren Road gate. Parking is free in nearby roads. Nearest public transport is Wanstead tube station or Manor Park rail station.

TEA TIME:Guests who like to cook are welcome to bring a home-made teatime Regency period cake or snack to share.

Recipe ideas in ‘Dinner with Mr Darcy’ by Pen Vogler,

TICKETS are £20. Availability is strictly limited .

Buy tickets direct from the organiser:

gilljames@btinternet.com tel 020 8989 4898

or via Eventbrite:


‘The day of the party is settled, and drawing near…’