What’s been happening in the Shanghai community this winter

By 2019-12-13 10:44:16

Shanghai Family magazine celebrates its first Coffee and Chats event

Shanghai Family and Parents&Kids’ first ever coffee and chats event saw over fifteen members of the community and their children come together to enjoy a relaxing morning of stretching and mindfulness. Big thanks to yoga instructor, Evasana and Lorna Jutton from LunaMindfulness for their support in making the day a complete success.





United Family Healthcare’s Day of Blood Donation

Working with Shanghai Changning Blood Management Office on 6th December, Shanghai United Family Hospital gathered staff alongside Chinese and foreign volunteers from the general public together to donate life-giving blood. These precious red sachets represent not only the selfless love of their donors but also hope for all those fighting to live. For more information about United Family Healthcare visit: www.shanghai.ufh.com.cn





United Family Pudong and Puxi Hospitals Tree Lighting Ceremony

On Friday 6th December patients, guests and staff enjoyed a wonderful tree lighting ceremony at United Family Hospitals in Pudong and Puxi. Alongside DIY Christmas Craft Workshops and performances from Shanghai American School and Dulwich College Shanghai pupils, guests got to participate in a lucky draw, take a photo with Santa, and enjoy a variety of delicious snacks.




Yew Chung International School of Shanghai revealed its new A-Building

On Wednesday 13th November, the YCIS Shanghai community came together to celebrate the unveiling of the newly built, LEED-Gold-Award-winning  A-Building at the YCIS Shanghai, Puxi Primary (Hongqiao) Campus. The thoughtfully redesigned building features a large atrium for school assemblies, performances and parent workshops, administrative offices, a spacious library and cafeteria as well as specially designed ‘Learning Community’ spaces that encourage collaboration and cooperation amongst students and teachers. For more information about Yew Chung International School of Shanghai visit: www.ycis-sh.com/en 





Gametastic, Urban Installation ‘TETROMINOES’ Lands in Shanghai

On Tuesday 26th November, bespoke urban installation ‘TETROMINOES’ landed onto bustling Yuyuan Road – offering a throwback to the 80s. Playing on the repopularisation of iconic games and pop cultures, these unique geometric formations reimagine the dawn of the digital world to offer a playful space for creative exploration. Composed of varying arrangements of fluorescently coloured interconnected squares, TETROMINOES is the perfect stage for local bystanders and neighbouring primary school kids to capture Instagram-worthy selfies!

TETROMINOES is designed by multidisciplinary design studio, Gossamer, and custom built by Nompoll. www.gossamer.design





Photographs courtesy of Gossamer


Harrow Shanghai Hosts a Cocktail Party

On a chilly December evening in Shanghai, parents, faculty, friends and prospective parents gathered at The Living Room by Octave, to discuss the Harrow philosophy and approach to education, with a particular focus on university entrance and GCE Advanced Levels and also to announce the official launch of Harrow Shanghai’s Scholarship Programme. For more information about Harrow Shanghai visit: www.harrowshanghai.cn






Shanghai Renai Hospital International Medical Centre hosts its Thanksgiving dinner party

On the evening of November 22nd, Shanghai Renai Hospital International Medical Centre held their annual Thanksgiving Dinner Party. Gathering together hospital staff, patients and members of the community, the evening’s event was an enjoyable and happy chance for all to celebrate Thanksgiving and reaffirm the centre’s commitment to caring for the wider community. For more information about Shanghai Renai Hospital International Medical Centre visit: www.renaihospital.net





Body&Soul hosts TCM food tasting event

On Wednesday 20th November, holistic health specialists, Body & Soul, hosted a food tasting event to help women of Shanghai become more familiar with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts and how these can help support a healthy diet and lifestyle. In comparison to western medicine which has a predominately nutrient-focused perspective on food, TCM instead looks at taste, temperature and direction of action of particular foods and how these tastes (sour, bitter, spicy, sweet, salty) are associated with the elements and particular organs. For more information about Body&Soul visit: www.tcm-shanghai.com/en



Wellness Lecture AT ONE Clinic by OCTAVE

On Saturday 30th November, Dr Judy Chen from AT ONE Clinic held a wellness lecture to discuss TCM’s six living habits and Huangdineijing. It was a wonderful evening of sharing and learning enjoyed by all.