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HKUAAUK

The Hong Kong University Alumni Association UK Chapter

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Lunch in honour of the visit of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Paul Tam and Dean of Medicine Prof. Gabriel Leung

at Mayfair Garden, London on Saturday 22nd July 2017

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Paul Tam and Dean of Medicine Prof. Gabriel Leung of the University of Hong Kong will be in the UK in July. Prof. Tam is here to receive the Denis Browne Medal by the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons, the highest honour bestowed by the oldest international association of paediatric surgeons.

The Hong Kong University Alumni Association UK Chapter is glad to announce that we will be holding a lunch on 22nd July in their honour at Mayfair Garden Restaurant. During the lunch, Prof. Tam and Prof. Leung will present on “130 Years of Medicine in Hong Kong” as well as the latest developments at our alma mater. This will be a good opportunity for alumni to meet old friends and new in a relaxed environment.

Details of the lunch are as follows:
Date :              Saturday 22nd July 2017
Venue:            Mayfair Garden, 8-10 North Audley Street, London, W1K 6ZD
Time (TBC):  12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Please complete the Registration Form and send with appropriate remittance. Click here to download and print Registration Form

  • by e-mail with evidence of bank transfer to hkuaauk@gmail.com
  • by post with crossed cheque payable to “HKUAAUK”

For payment details, see Registration Form.  A place will only be reserved when payment is received.

Please note that the deadline for registration is Friday 30th June 2017

I look forward to seeing you all at this event.

With warmest regards,

Dr Ronald Lo
President
14th June 2017

Email: hkuaauk@hku.hk
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/HKUAAUK


“Explore Hong Kong’s diverse musical landscape in Central London this summer”

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From 7th to 28th July, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Hong Kong Music Seriesis poised to provide a thrilling exploration of the multi-faceted music world of Hong Kong. The vision behind this expansive and ambitious project is to present the creative dynamism of musicians, vocalists, and composers from Hong Kong by offering a variety of concerts at venues across central London. Five separate productions will be offered over three weeks, ranging from classical music to contemporary jazz and opera.

The series opens with a concert at the magnificent St John’s Smith Square, celebrating the ‘Music Interflow’ of relationships between Britain and Hong Kong. A blend of Eastern and Western classical music will feature celebrated musicians from Hong Kong performing the likes of Britten, Holst, and Bridge, presented alongside works by prominent Hong Kong composers.

A cinematic musical journey of Hong Kong Episodes will follow, with an exploration of the cityscapes of Hong Kong through a jazz and classical fusion. Exquisite contemporary music melds with evocative imagery to draw up four different ‘chapters’ of this singular metropolis in the course of a virtual day: its cosmopolitan cityscape; fast-paced lifestyle; avenues for spiritual retreat; and colourful heritage and culture. The original music featured is written collaboratively by jazz guitarist Teriver Cheung and composer Fung Lam, previously the first Hong Kongese – and youngest Chinese – composer to be commissioned by the BBC.

Next, Music Lab will present three bold performances. Fingerman explores the concept of God in an experimental classical piano recital, and Beloved Clara is a chamber piece telling the life of pianist and composer Clara Schumann and her influence on Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, told through piano, violin and soprano. SMASH concludes this collaboration, with a fusion of pop, classical, and jazz to delight and inspire audiences.

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Fans of Chinese music will be in for a treat with Beyond the Senses – Atmospheric Music Theatre by Law Wing-fai, a magnificent and unique work in the oriental aesthetic developed by Hong Kong’s leading composer, LAW Wing-fai. Beyond the Senses is an “Atmospheric Music Theatre” that utilizes the contemporary theatre as a means of expression, revolving around the natural timbres of Chinese musical instruments, coupling with poetry, songs, music, dance and visual elements to cultivate a mood for meditation as well as a taste of Oriental aesthetics.

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To close the concert series, Datong: The Chinese Utopia, a Hong Kong chamber opera, will explore the narrative around the life of celebrated Chinese scholar Kang Youwei and his daughter Kang Tongbi. Featuring a sparkling cast of home-grown talent, this Hong Kong produced opera is set to delight and dazzle audiences on the final night of the music series.

The Hong Kong Music Series is funded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) as an accredited event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR.

Established in 1995, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) is a statutory body set up by the Government to support the broad development of the arts in Hong Kong. The major roles of HKADC are to fund, promote and support the broad development of the arts including literary arts, performing arts, visual arts as well as film and media arts in Hong Kong. Aiming to foster a thriving arts environment and enhancing the quality of life of the public, HKADC is also committed to facilitating community-wide participation in the arts and arts education, encouraging arts criticism, raising the standard of arts administration and strengthening the work on policy research.

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Hong Kong Arts Festival will present the European premiere of Chan Hing-yan’s dazzling three-act chamber opera, Datong: The Chinese Utopia in London this summer in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.

Datong:  The Chinese Utopia tells the incredible story of major utopian philosopher and constitutional reformer in China, Kang Youwei, and his pioneering daughter, Kang Tongbi. Directed by Tang Shu-wing (Titus Andronicus and Macbeth, Shakespeare’s Globe) with libretto by acclaimed playwright and filmmaker Evans Chan, and performed by a stellar cast of HK musicians conducted by Lio Kuokman, Datong: The Chinese Utopia will have a strictly limited run at Richmond Theatre on 27 and 28 July 2017.

Datong: The Chinese Utopia enjoyed a sold-out run in Hong Kong for its 2015 world premiere captivating audiences with its philosophical and poetic retelling of history and heroism. It will be performed in Chinese and English with English surtitles.

“Astounding music” (Bachtrack).

“Musically intriguing” (Financial Times).

27 July, 2:30pm

28 July, 7:30pm

Richmond Theatre, London

Datong: The Chinese Utopia, a HKAF production under the Jockey Club Local Creative Talents Series in 2015. The London tour is funded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

For details of the production and its trailer, please refer to http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/datong-the-chinese-utopia/richmond-theatre/


UPCOMING EVENT FROM THE  FRIENDS OF THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY HONG KONG BRANCH

Saturday, 5th August  - Lecture and lunch

The Story of Marion Young: Missionary in Japanese-occupied China

Speaker:                     Neil T. Sinclair 

Time:                          2:30 p.m.

Venue:                        Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD

Cost:                           £8 per member or guest, to include refreshments

Lunch:                        A self-paying lunch will be arranged at 12:30 p.m. at ‘Red and Hot’, 37 Chalton Street, NW1 1JD. Please note on the booking form if you wish to join the lunch.

Booking:                     Please complete the booking form below and return it with your cheque asap.

In 1935 Marion Young arrived in China and for the next six years she wrote weekly letters home to her parents in Ireland.  Her letters and photographs give a vivid picture of life in the market town of Faku and of the villages in Inner Mongolia which Marion visited as part of her mission work.

Neil Sinclair’s talk will cover her voyage out to China, her stay in Peking at the Language School and her life as a missionary in Faku, a market town in Manchuria, and her journeys out to villages in western Manchuria and Inner Mongolia.  Neil will use photographs taken by Marion which show transport, agriculture etc. from that time.  Neil’s recently published book Letters from Manchuria is published by Little Knoll Press and available from www.littleknollbookshop.co.uk.  Copies of his book and also another on Marion’s parents’ memories of missionaries in Southern China will be available to buy at the lecture.

To book to attend any of these events, please click here to download and print the booking form.


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AAL 20th Anniversary GALA PARTY

DATE
: Thursday, 9 November 2017 18.30-21.00

VENUE
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The Joseph E. Hotung Gallery for China and South Asia
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

PRICE

Admission by ticket only
Tickets: £55 + VAT & booking fee (available via Eventbrite – see below – from July 2017)
Please note: tickets are non-refundable

ART AWARD PRESENTATION

for Outstanding Works of Art sponsored by Apollo magazine and Antiques Trade Gazette

The Joseph E Hotung Gallery for China and South Asia
The British Museum will reopen the Joseph E Hotung Gallery for China and South Asia in November 2017. The new display will include a new narrative for China and South Asia which will bring the story up to the present day. The redisplay will allow the Museum to add new types of objects to the gallery such as paintings and textiles which need regulated conditions for display. These will complement the existing types of objects on show, such as sculpture, ceramics, lacquer, jade and metal ware. Updated interpretation, new lighting and design will allow this extraordinarily rich collection to be better seen and understood by the Museum’s seven million annual visitors.

Visit www.asianartinlondon.com/content/aal-20th-anniversary-gala-party to make your booking

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LSE Confucius Institute for Business London

For details of their Business Chinese Courses on Campus visit http://www.lse.ac.uk/CIBL/Language%20Courses/CIBLCourseOnCampus.aspx

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