Monthly Mash - Promising new act furthers career with Shanghai cancellation

In an already meteoric rise to the top of the pop world’s esteem, up-and-coming ethereal folk-punk act Ceramic Sea Turtles have cancelled their upcoming Shanghai tour stop. “It really is an honour to be invited to a show in Shanghai, so that we could go on to cancel it, ... Read more »

Theatre: Bite My Thumb cast interview

As a part of the sixth year of Shanghai Pride celebrations, East West Theatre present their production, Bite My Thumb. Our Theatre and Arts editor Hannah Cherrington-Hall popped over for a chin-wag with the cast. I thought I’d start with the title. What’s the relevance of ‘Bite My ... Read more »

What's on at the cinema? May '15

Add our WeChat! Welcome to May! April was a good month with fast cars (Furious 7), moustaches (Mortdecai) and aliens (Home) - these ones may well still be out as you read so click the link to check! Enough of April though, that was SO last month (I can't believe ... Read more »

247 interviews East West Theatre!

Hannah Cherrington-Hall speaks with the director, producer and the cast about their new production 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress and the English language theatre scene in Shanghai. So this is your first spring production of 2015, would you say there is a relationship between the time of year and ... Read more »

What's on at the Cinema - April '15

So last month was a great one for cinema. Paddington and Big Hero 6 were ruddy heart-warming, Cinderella was far better than expected and both Jupiter Ascending and Taken 3 gave us a bit of much needed action and sex appeal. But enough of March, that is so last month. ... Read more »

BA GUA GALS #4

Gwyneth Paltrow is the Queen B of classy, so you know her divorce was always going to be an showcase in sophistication. Drama? Ugh, so bourgeoisie. On the one year anniversary of their conscious uncoupling, Paltrow and her ex, Chris Martin, went on a friendly uncoupled vacation to Mexico, where ... Read more »

BA GUA GALS #3

The Kids Choice Awards were held this past weekend, and it looks like celebrities have started to emerge from their post-awards-season hibernation. Hosted by Andy Dwyer aka Chris Pratt, the awards also saw Emma Stone and Ms. Maleficent herself in attendance. Angelina Jolie attended with daughters Zahara and Shiloh, and ... Read more »

247 CHINA SPORTS WEEKLY #4

Top of the league! Two of Shanghai’s teams sit top of the stack in the Chinese Super League with perfect starts in their opening three games of the season. It appears luck ran out on Shanghai Shenxin however who occupy the opposite position at the foot of the table. ... Read more »

BA GUA GALS #2

Another week, another round of sweet, sweet gossip all up in your face, because celebrities continue to be stupid and wonderful in equal measure and we continue to be appauled and amused simultaniously. Let's begin with the fact that Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively gave their child a name. Why ... Read more »

TRAVELERS SOCIETY - LET'S GO!

Living in China can be hard. Sometimes trying to get the simplest thing done can be super stressful, especially if you don’t speak the lingo. In fact, it can be tough just being in the city – the air, the crowds, the noise. Escaping for a weekend always sounds like ... Read more »

BA GUA GALS

Running a cinema site has many perks, one being that we’ve made it our business to know what's going on in the lives of those who grace the silver screen. We’re Anna and Logan and we love all things celebrity. Clothes? Yep. Makeup. Uh-huh. Matters of the heart? ... Read more »

10 THINGS TO EXPECT FROM A CHINESE CINEMA

We all love going to the cinema, but it has to be said that a trip to the movies in China is slightly different to back home... 1. You don't have salty popcorn?!? COME'ON This is probably expats biggest complaint about going to the cinema here - it's sweet or ... Read more »

FAST CARS AND LOUD NOISES - FORMULA 1 PREVIEW

Next month on the weekend of April 11th and 12th, the fastest show on earth rolls into town. There will be glamour parties, millionaires galore, the whole world’s media, but most importantly, the incredibly talented, insanely fast stars of Formula 1. This weekend the 2015 season kicks off in ... Read more »

247 CHINA SPORTS WEEKLY #3

So the weekend just gone was the opening of the 2015 Chinese Super League. With all three Shanghai teams in action and some big debuts expected, it was going to be a big weekend. In the cities biggest game, Shanghai Shenhua hosted their city rivals from across the Huangpu, Shanghai ... Read more »

HOW THE ACTIONS OF ONE PERSON RUINED MY NIGHT.

People are idiots and I hate them. For Christmas, my aunt got me tickets to see Ed Sheeran here in Shanghai. I was excited. I saw Ed four or five years ago in a small bar in Reading, England. He was fantastic, so to be seeing him again was something ... Read more »

What's on at the cinema? March '15

Ok, so last month was a pretty awesome one in terms of blockbusters in Chinese cinemas. At last us Shanghai-dwellers got to see The Hobbit and The Hunger Games, and they did not dissapoint. Before we know it Chinese New Year will be over and we'll be looking for something ... Read more »

247 CHINA SPORT WEEKLY #2

So last week, using intellectual foresight I spoke about the quiet off-season Shanghai Shenhua were having. Well, how wrong I was. The day following publication, they went and signed former Everton, New York Red Bulls and Australia attacking midfielder Tim Cahill. Arguably one of, if not the the greatest Australian ... Read more »

Like dancing? And food? And giving to charity? This is your lucky day.

HEALING HEARTS BALL DANCE COMPETITION Tickets available at 247tickets! Healing Hearts Ball Dancing Competition is an event designed to establish an amateur classical ball dancing cultural environment in Shanghai, China. It is going to be held at the new and elegant West Jing’an Shangri-La Grand Ballroom on the 4th ... Read more »