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 ... Read more »


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 ... Read more »


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 ... 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 ... Read more »


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 ... 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 ... Read more »

247 China Sport Weekly

Good morning sports fans. Welcome to my new column, where each week I will be recapping the goings on in Shanghai's professional sport, and offering my two cents on all things sport in China. Throughout, I will look at the ... Read more »

Incoming: Jozef K

Jozef K plays Arkham this Saturday in what's set to be a brilliant night. They also have Calculon (shoot Records, USA) on the bill. Two international DJ's on the bill for just 60rmb. doesn't happen often! Q: This is your ... Read more »

What's on at the Cinema - January/February

It's cold outside. The air pollution sucks and the internet speed is so slow that trying to watch Netflix is as entertaining as an under 10's cricket match. Luckily for you, there are a whole load of cinemas around the ... Read more »

Top Ten Books about China for the Shanghai Expat

Whether you’ve been in Shanghai for 5 months or 5 years, the hunt for a great book on China continues. The book that manages to teach you something about the country you’ve adopted without being so dry it ... Read more »

We're moving offices (again)!

Just to let you folks know, we are moving to pastures new TOMORROW. Pretty scary, considering we have yet to pack a single thing, but moving is easy right? Not stressful at all? We'll be fine. Come and visit us ... Read more »

This week in the movies

We recently launched 247Cinema – China’s first English language cinema ticketing service, and I feel like it couldn’t have come at a better time. In the last few of years, Tinsel Town has churned out crappy remakes, a gazillion ... Read more »

What's Going On...

A quick flick through the listings for Shanghai this weekend reveals plenty going down, for a change! The highlight for me? A pin-up during my early days as a house head, lynch pin of one of my all time favourite ... Read more »

Don't feed the plants! A review of Little Shop of Horrors

Who can resist the lure of fame and fortune? When you believe that this fame and fortune is inherently linked to the heart of the object of your desire, perhaps a man can be moved in ways unbefitting of him. ... Read more »

Brazen: Planting That Flag

In a city such as Shanghai where the number of bars is staggeringly high yet still hotly contested by the number of banks…the number of estate agencies…hairdressers….and toilet stores…. it is easy to get lost in the ... Read more »

Xyan desperately needs your help

Xyan is a little boy from the Philippines who is very sick. He needs open heart surgery and his family are desperately trying to raise the money for this operation. On 30th November there will be a fundraiser held at ... Read more »

Club Hopping - V/O/I/D + MINIMALIST

This weekend sees two of Shanghai's most consistant party crews throw parties on the same night! I think cabs bewteen Xingfu & Yongfu Lu will be doing a brisk trade... Both renowned for their integrity and dedication to the art ... Read more »

Rosemary’s Baby: Horror on Zhapu Lu

On hearing that Urban Aphrodite were adapting Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby for the stage, my first realization was that I had never seen a horror theatrical before. Horror being my favourite genre of film, this struck me as odd, ... Read more »

Who knew exercise doesn’t have to be terrible?

So I am not what you’d describe as a lover of exercise. I don’t like the gym, my arms are way to long and gangly to run without looking like a cartoon character, plus it hurts my back ... Read more »

What's Going On Chart!

Another weekend of big gigs and even bigger DJ bookings is upon us! Here's our run down of the best of the best... At three... Roundeye return from their US odessey with a gig at Xingfu Lu dive LoGO. At ... Read more »