His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), presented a BAFTA gift to Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China , at Lancaster House. London.


The Gift, an original artwork by artist, Kevin Vucic Shepherd, from the BAFTA archive revealing the heart of BAFTA’s historic headquarters in London – symbolises the spirit of open, creative collaboration the BAFTA promotes between the UK and China and commemorates 2015 as the UK – China Year of Cultural Exchange.


Today’s event is part of president Xi Jinping’s State Visit to the UK from 20-23 October. It showcased the best of UK Creativity and highlighted recent and new collaborations with China across a range of British companies and institutions.


Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, guided President Xi Jinping and HRH The Duke of Cambridge through the showcase at which BAFTA screened a short film highlighting its ongoing work in China and staged a performance by BAFTA scholarship recipient Wan pin Chu, a composer from Hong Kong, who performed British and Chinese music on the erhu, a traditional Chinese instrument.


This stunning Gift light box was made by Lite House Europe Limited and printed by Metro Imaging Ltd.