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Art Saves Us: Art, Music and Poetry Global Online Performances, promoted by SACU
April 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
‘Art Saves Us’ Concert Hour – New online concert series in support of NHS workers.
A Salute to NHS Frontline workers – This first concert takes place on Friday 3rd April, with more scheduled for the following Fridays, 10th, 17th and 24th April 2020 at 3.00pm London time (10.00pm Beijing time).
Viewing platform: Zoom
In the light of COVID-19’s rapid spread, the ‘Art Saves Us’ benefit concert and art auction, originally scheduled for the end of March, is now moving online. Art transcends borders, unites people regardless of race, religion or nationality. Art is a solace for many, particularly in difficult times. ‘Art Saves Us’ seeks to use the universal language of art and charity to strengthen the sense of unity and humanity, and to console those in isolation, especially the elderly and the vulnerable.
‘Let art meet charity’ www.artsavesus.com
Curated by Artistic Director, Julian Lloyd Webber, renowned cellist and Principal of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
The line-up for the first concert includes English violinist, Andrew Bernardi from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance; leading Chinese violinist, Chai Liang from the Central Conservatory of Music, China; archive performance footage featuring Julian Lloyd Webber; reading by Sir Andrew Motion; He Wu, a young Chinese opera singer affiliated to the Central Conservatory of Music, China, and Chinese artist and fashion designer, Xu Rui, Head of the Fashion Department of the China Central Academy of fine Arts.
Ticket Information: £1 for access to Zoom
Registration on Zoom: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ziNjmaMPS7qSGA2RjSTsyQ
£10/£20/£50/Unlimited Donations can be made on www.artsavesus.com
‘Art Saves Us’ was founded by Shanghai-born, London-based Kailan Lucas, a US lawyer and current Senior Advisor-Global Services for JAMS, an American alternative dispute resolution firm. Her creative focus is on Sino-European cultural exchanges in the worlds of art, literature and music, having founded and curated the First Shanghai International Poetry Festival. Leading figures from the arts are supporting ‘Art Saves Us’, including Nobel Literary Prize Nominee, the poet Adonis; cellist, Julian Lloyd Webber; former Poet Laureate, Sir Andrew Motion; architect Patrik Schumacher, Head of Zaha Hadid Architects practice and leading contemporary Chinese artist, Xu Bing from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts.
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