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April 2020

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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August 2020

SACU Council meeting

August 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

SACU Council meeting takes place by MS Teams. A calendar invitation will be sent to SACU Council members. Minutes of the last SACU Council meeting and Agenda for this meeting will both be available on Teams. 2.30pm: The main Council meeting will be followed by a planning meeting of the Public Education Working Group.

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SACU ChinaChat: Discussion on Hong Kong

August 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

SACU Members are invited to join this SACU ChinaChat on Hong Kong on Sunday 23 August at 3.00pm.  The discussion will be led by SACU members Andrew Hicks and Barnaby Powell on Zoom. Andrew Hicks has lived in Chinese-influenced communities in Asia for over twenty years, first lecturing at the University of Hong Kong from 1976 to 1983. Now based in England, he has returned there and to China many times since then, watching them with great affection and recently concern as tensions build in Hong Kong.  From his four decades of observation he will offer some broad subjective thoughts and insights of…

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September 2020

SACU Public Event: UK-China Relations: Finding the way forward for cooperation in difficult times

September 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding SACU Public Event US-China relations are deteriorating alarmingly, and the UK government has allowed itself to get drawn into the growing crisis.  Yet over recent decades, relations of cooperation between the UK and China have grown firm roots, building interdependencies across many fields, to the great benefit of both sides. SACU has invited a panel of speakers with differing areas of expertise, but all with long-standing experience of working with Chinese counterparts, to discuss their experiences and their views on the value, the challenges and the benefits of cooperating with China, as well as the prospects,…

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