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SACU Bridge Builders and Heart in Two Homes

September 24, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:20 pm

We invite everybody (SACU members and non-members) to a new public event, Bridge-Builders and Heart in two homes!

This is the afternoon session of SACU’s AGM Day, open to the public.


On: Saturday 24th September 2022

At: 1.30pm – 3.20pm

In: The Wesley Conference Hotel, London (81-103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ) and by Zoom

[please note the venue is in Euston Street not Euston Road!]


To register for the public afternoon event (in person or online), please use the following Eventbrite link:



SACU was invited to be part of the CGTN Programme to mark the 50th anniversary of high-level diplomatic relations between the UK and China. Their Programme includes the Bridge Builders Series – these are people improving relations between China and the UK. SACU members Michael Wood OBE, SACU President, Dr Frances Wood, SACU Vice-President, [no relation] and Zoë Reed, Chair, have featured. For our AGM afternoon session, we are delighted that CGTN will be introducing us to other Bridge Builders – the Guo Family: influencers whose wisdom reaches around the world.


We are also delighted that SACU member Mary Ginsberg will be in conversation with artists Qu Leilei and Caroline Deane. 


Mary Ginsberg, is an international banker turned art historian, with special interest in propaganda art. Many years at the British Museum, her current exhibition project is a retrospective of modern Chinese printmaking for Muban Educational Trust.


Qu Leilei grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution and has lived in the UK since 1985. His visual language represents his life’s fusion of east and west. His style is unique, producing near-photographic realism with Chinese, ink. Leilei’s extraordinary range of projects have included social politics, individual identity, architectural scenes, portraits and nudes– in paintings, prints and 3-D installations. His chief theme is humanity, variously expressed in images personal and universal.


Caroline Deane was trained in China and a collaborator with Qu Leilei. Several of Qu Leilei’s series originated with Caroline Deane, she is one of the homes and a big part of the heart—and the art…


For any questions related to SACU’s AGM Day, please email SACU Secretary: jacob@sacu.org.uk


September 24, 2022
1:30 pm - 3:20 pm
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Wesley Hotel Euston
81-103 Euston Street
London, NW1 2EZ United Kingdom
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