Welcome to the April/May edition of Urban Family Shanghai. Let me introduce myself as the new Editor-in-Chief and express how excited I am to deliver my first edition of the magazine.
With the announcement that spring has officially begun, our thoughts turn to being outside and enjoying all the amazing things Shanghai has to offer. With this in mind, we deliver our ‘Great Outdoors’ issue. Our cover story (p17) is packed with details on city tours, activities, parks and where to go glamping. We are sure there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
In My Shanghai (p6), we introduce the creative mind behind the Hand in Hand International Music Festivals. Liu Jian has the ambitious goal of delivering family-friendly music events, not only to Shanghai but throughout China, and I think he is well on his way to success.
Our entertainment section (p36) includes two great book reviews and fills you in on must-see movie Wonder. I love a good quote, so keep your ear out for this one during a poignant moment between Julia Roberts' character and her son, played by the impressive Jacob Tremblay.
In keeping with our outdoors theme, we caught up with the schools around Shanghai and asked teachers to tell us about a memorable trip they have taken with their students (p40). Enjoy reading about the locations they’ve visited and how these trips positively inspire the students and influence their world views.
Finally, on behalf of the team at Urban Family Shanghai I thank you for being a part of our community. Now, grab a coffee and spend some time enjoying what we have put together for you. Then, pack away the winter coats, enjoy cherry blossom season and we’ll get working on the next edition of the magazine.
See you again in June!