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December 01, 2015

'Downton Abbey' creator visits Philly to raise funds for cancer research

Julian Fellowes heads to the Union League Dec. 7

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The cast of Downton Abbey on PBS

Julian Fellowes, the celebrated creator and writer of hit PBS drama "Downton Abbey" will make a special appearance in Philadelphia next week. The Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health (FBPH), in partnership with Independence Blue Cross, bring Fellowes to the Union League on Monday, Dec. 7 for a live conversation with CNN's Michael Smerconish. 

The event will include a cocktail reception in a luxe setting (as if we could expect anything less for a night with the man behind "Downton") and Smerconish will lead an illuminating conversation with the creative mind. It's all an effort to raise funds for FBPH, a nonprofit that raises funds for research, education and awareness of breast and prostate cancer.

Regular tickets go for $500 per person (it's a swanky fundraiser, after all) but VIP tickets go for a cool $1,000. VIP ticket holders get premier seating during the event as well as a post-dinner dessert reception with Lord and Lady Fellowes. 

An Evening with Julian Fellowes

Monday, December 7
6 p.m. | $500-1,000 per person
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 S. Broad St.
(267) 273-1706