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February 2020

SACU Council Meeting

February 29 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Bush House, King’s College London Strand Campus, 30 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4BG United Kingdom
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Our next SACU Council meeting is scheduled to take place at Bush House (SE) Room 1.02, King's College London on Saturday 29th  February, 11.30 am - 3.30 pm. The Agenda will be circulated soon.

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April 2020

Art Saves Us: Art, Music and Poetry Global Online Performances, promoted by SACU

April 3 @ 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…

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Du Fu: China’s Greatest Poet – New Film by Michael Wood, SACU President

April 6 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We are delighted to announce that SACU President Michael Wood presents his new film 'Du Fu: China's Greatest Poet' on BBC FOUR on Monday 6th April at 9.00pm and iPlayer (Film repeated Tuesday 7th April on BBC FOUR at 2.45am) Michael Wood and Sir Ian McKellen conjure up the life, times and words of Du Fu, one of the world's greatest poets. 'There's Dante, there's Shakespeare and there's Du Fu' Prof Stephen Owen - Harvard BBC listing with film clips: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h3dq     

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Art, Music and Poetry: Global Online Performance 2 – Supported by SACU

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ART SAVES US is inviting you to the second 'Art, Music and Poetry' Concert Hour. 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 to 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.…

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Art Saves Us: Art, Music and Poetry Global Online Performance 3 – Supported by SACU

April 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ART SAVES US is inviting you to the third 'Art, Music and Poetry' Concert Hour. 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, has moved online. Art transcends borders, unites people regardless of race, religion or nationality. Art is a solace to 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. 3rd,…

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Art Saves Us: Art, Music and Poetry Global Online Performance 4 – Supported by SACU

April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ART SAVES US is inviting you to the fourth 'Art, Music and Poetry' Concert Hour. 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, has moved online. Art transcends borders, unites people regardless of race, religion or nationality. Art is a solace to 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. 3rd,…

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May 2020

Art Saves Us: Art, Music and Poetry Global Online Performance 5 – Supported by SACU

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

5th Event In This New On-Line ‘Art, Music & Poetry Hour’ The Young Musicians’ Benefit Hour Supported by Renowned Cellist, Julian Lloyd Webber Friday 1st May 2020 at 7:30pm UK time on Zoom  Concert will mix video performances and artist interviews   This concert will be featuring performances from talented young musicians: Shutian Cheng, Yang Lu, Taejas Venkataraman, Shang-En Pai, Thomas Luke, and Lauren Zhang.⁠  There will be interviews with the young talents conducted by Annabelle Lucas, a St Paul”s Girls School graduate who is now attending Pomona College in the US. Launched to support the incredible work carried out…

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Three Years in Wuhan – 3 documentary films by Wenlan Peng

May 23 @ 3:30 am - June 12 @ 7:30 pm

A series of documentary shorts on two small and medium sized businesses in Wuhan and how they confront challenges throughout a three-year period, including the recent lockdown, are being shown on BBC World News and BBC News Channel. They were made by Wenlan Peng, film maker and former Chair of The Meridian Society.   Click here for BBC iPlayer link with more about the documentaries and transmission times. Below are the dates and times worldwide of Episode 1, which starts Saturday 23 May 2020; episodes 2 and 3 will be shown at the same times and on the same days of…

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June 2020

SACU/Peking University Essay/Multimedia Awards Ceremony Online

June 17 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

SACU/Peking University Friendship and Understanding Essay/Multimedia Awards Ceremony  takes place online. SACU members have worked with schools to encourage young people in the UK to explore and engage with Anglo-Chinese friendship and understanding. Professor Sun Hua will join from Beijing. SACU Vice President Frances Wood is chair of the judging panel and will be announcing the winning entries. SACU is grateful to Peking University in sponsoring this competition

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SACU ChinaChat: Discussing the Opium Wars

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

SACU Members are invited to join this SACU ChinaChat on Thursday 25 June 2020 at 6.00pm by Zoom SACU Members ChinaChat: Discussing the Opium Wars Dr Jenny Clegg, SACU Vice President, will share her thoughts based on Stephen Platt's Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China’s Last Golden Age (2018). This is a chance for us as SACU members to meet together and share our ideas and thoughts. Please be sure to use the Updated Link to the meeting - it has been emailed to all members   With the first salvos of the first Opium War in 1839, Britain…

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