2017 Shanghai International Literary Festival Recap

By April 17, 2017 Events, News

We made it! After a whirlwind two weeks, we have just wrapped up our 15th annual Shanghai Litfest and with over 3,000 ticket sales, we could not have been happier with the turnout!

We’re already busily planning the next Litfest…dates are March 8-21, 2018…so stay tuned for any updates!

A big thank you to all of our sponsors who made it all possible, to all of our authors who made us think, ask and discuss, to all of our fantastically enthusiastic audience members and, of course, to everyone at M on the Bund & Glam who worked tirelessly to bring a literary and cultural feast to Shanghai.

Here’s a short clip from weekend one…               And a quick review of weekend two!

The brilliant and gorgeous Amy Tan discussed her life as a writer as well as her new memoir, Where the Past Begins, which is still COMPLETELY UNDER WRAPS…what a lucky audience we were!

The quietly powerful Claire Keegan showed us what it means to be a true master of your craft with a reading of her short story, Foster, followed by a Q&A.

The Great FT Debate was truly great…a fun, passionate and fast-paced debate (following strict guidelines, of course) divided the audience on whether western democracy has been discredited.

Anne Sebba illustrated the undercover lives of the many women living in Paris under the Nazi occupation. The famous women who fought against them…and those who collaborated…will surprise you!

Witi Ihimaera, Lee Tamahori and Anne O’Brien brought a piece of New Zealand to Shanghai and shared with us Maori culture, their journeys to fame and their experiences of bringing their visions to the big screen.

Thank you again and we’ll see you all next year! 

 

After 23 years serving in one of Shanghai’s most iconic neighbourhoods, it is bittersweet for us to announce the official closing of M on the Bund and Glam dining lounge & bar on 15 February, 2022.

 

Over the years, we have served over three million guests across local and worldwide communities, among them some influential and prominent names. With your support, we have become more than a restaurant of excellent food and warm hospitality, but also a platform where like-minded people gather and connect. We are proud of the numerous initiatives we have founded and supported and humbled by the awards we have received, for they have made us one of the city’s most distinguished dining establishments.

It has been a tremendous pleasure for us to serve the community over the past two decades, and we owe an immense debt of gratitude to everyone who has loved our restaurants and supported our businesses. Your trust and loyal patronage have allowed us to grow and mature. Therefore, while we are sad to depart, we are more than grateful for the moments spent with you, and we hope your time with us has left you with nothing but happy and indelible memories.

As we bid our final goodbye, we would like to create a memory photo album of stories and good times. We kindly invite anyone wishing to share their memorable moments with us by sending photos to [email protected], or bring them along when you visit.

For those who would like to send their farewell in person, our restaurants will remain in full operation until the closing date, and we would definitely love to see you again. Please make all reservations via our website, Chope and Dianping.

Together, let’s complete this journey in joy and fulfilment.

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