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B4鈥?Jing鈥檃n                                                                                       Tuesday 25 July 2017鈥?Shanghai Daily

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Up stairs, down stairs                                                                                                                             24
   He Yuexian, 84, hasn鈥檛 been outside her
home on the fourth floor of an apartment block                                                                                                     1. A senior resident emerges
for four years because the building has no el-                                                                                                     from his apartment into the
evator and he can鈥檛 manage the stairs.                                                                                                             fresh air for the first time in
                                                                                                                                                   years, helped by an automated
   In late June, her life changed. She was a                                                                                                       stair chair. 鈥?Xiao Mingliang
participant in a new pilot program that provides
automated stair chairs to disabled and elderly                                                                                                     2. An artist鈥檚 rendition of the
people living in apartment blocks with no lifts.                                                                                                   new bridge to be built soon
                                                                                                                                                   over Suzhou Creek
   鈥淚t鈥檚 a dream come true,鈥?He said, emerg-
ing into fresh outdoor air. 鈥淚 have felt so lonely                                                                                                 3. The Vespa scooter Audrey
at home by myself, but now I can get out and                                                                                                       Hepburn immortalized in the
chat with my friends.鈥?                                                                                                                            movie 鈥淩oman Holiday鈥?is on
                                                                                                                                                   display at the 鈥淎lways and
   The pilot program was launched in late June                                                                                                     Forever鈥?exhibition in Jing鈥檃n.
in the Pengpu Xincun and Linfen Road commu-
nities, where there are clusters of senior popu-                                                                                                   4. Residents kick shuttlecocks
lations and old buildings without elevators.                                                                                                       at a community carnival in
                                                                                                                                                   Jing鈥檃n. 鈥?Li Hanlin
   Pengpu Xincun community is home to 4,500
people aged 60 and older, who are living in                                                                                                        5. A resident watches an
apartments three floors up or higher. Nearly a                                                                                                     outdoor movie at Jing鈥檃n Park
third of them are 80 or older and live alone.                                                                                                      as part of the annual open-air
                                                                                                                                                   summer cinema. The films are
   Participants in the program just need to dial                                                                                                   free every Friday and Saturday
a number and trained volunteers will bring a                                                                                                       night. 鈥?Jiang Xiaowei
stair-lift chair to their apartment blocks. It takes
about one minute for the chair to climb or de-            What鈥檚on                                Hollywood鈥檚 Golden Age, creating unfor-             Multimedia displays and art installa-
scend one level.                                                                                  gettable roles in movies such as 鈥淪abrina,鈥?     tions will also offer visitors interactive
                                                      Audrey Hepburn remembered                   鈥淢y Fair Lady鈥?and 鈥淐harade.鈥?She starred        experiences.
   The program will expand to other needy                                                         alongside the leading actors of Hollywood,
communities in the future.                               An exhibition honoring the legendary     including Gregory Peck, Cary Grant, Hum-            OCAT Shanghai is a nonprofit art insti-
                                                      actress Audrey Hepburn is underway at       phrey Bogart and William Holden.                 tution in the city. Located in the Suzhou
Mapping the past                                      the Shanghai Exhibition Center.                                                              Creek area, it focuses on media art and
                                                                                                     The exhibition will run through Septem-       architectural design.
   A map of 30 historic sites that tell the history      The exhibition, entitled 鈥淎lways and     ber, from 9am to 7pm daily. Admission is
and culture of the Jiangning Road community           Forever: Audrey Hepburn,鈥?features a        168 yuan (US$25).                                   The current exhibition runs through Sep-
has been released.                                    glossy spread of Hepburn photos and her                                                      tember 17, from 10am to 6pm, Tuesdays
                                                      film-related wardrobes. The Vespa scooter   Contemporary photography                         through Sundays.
   The sites were picked by local residents           she immortalized in the movie 鈥淩oman
based on treasured memories or legendary              Holiday鈥?is also on display.                   An exhibition at OCAT Shanghai offers         Stars under the stars
local stories. They include protected buildings,                                                  up photography as art, with works of 10
former residences of past notables and sites of          The d茅cor of the exhibition also tips a  young artists from Switzerland and China.           Free movies are being screened out-
important factories that were once the lifeblood      hat to the popular actress, fashion icon    It鈥檚 entitled 鈥淔ollow Me.鈥?                      doors in Jing鈥檃n Park and Everbright City
of the community.                                     and UNICEF ambassador, who died in                                                           Park every Friday and Saturday, beginning
                                                      1993. Various items associated with Hep-       Celine Liu of China and Romain Mader          at 7pm. Through August 26, 10 films will
   Paintings of 18 of the sites are attached to       burn are woven into the setting, including  of Switzerland present an imagined reality       be screened, including the Sino-French
the map, all of them drawn by residents.              100 copies of the wide-brimmed hat she      between documentary and fiction through          romantic film 鈥淣ight Peacock,鈥?the action
                                                      wore in 鈥淏reakfast at Tiffany鈥檚.鈥?          role-playing. Other artists, like David Favrod,  film 鈥淥peration Mekong鈥?and Feng Xiao-
   鈥淎n old building is living history and the                                                     Kimisa and Salvatore Vitale, use photogra-       gang鈥檚 award-winning dark comedy 鈥淚 Am
memory of an era,鈥?said Zhang Jun, Party sec-            The Belgian-born actress reigned during  phy to answer the question 鈥淲ho am I?鈥?          Not Madame Bovary.鈥?retary of the community.

Crossing the creek

   Construction on a new bridge over the
Suzhou Creek will begin soon, Jing鈥檃n District
officials said.

   The bridge, filling a gap between the Puji and
Hengfeng road bridges, will result in greater
convenience and shorter transport distances
for local residents.

   The bridge will be 853 meters long, linking
Changping and Hengtong roads. It will be open
to pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

Community carnival

   Shanghai entered the hottest period of sum-
mertime this month, with temperatures soaring
up to 39 degrees Celsius. But scorching heat
isn鈥檛 deterring local residents from participating
in community activities.

   The Jing鈥檃nsi community鈥檚 summer sports
carnival drew big crowds. Children, parents
and even some senior citizens competed in
traditional games like rope skipping, hula hoop-
ing and darts throwing. The games, held in the
Jing鈥檃n Park, also attracted foreigners, tourists
and white-collar office workers.

Latest fashions

   Shanghai has always been known as a town
of fashion, and now it鈥檚 even easier to parade
the latest styles.

   Nearly 20 luxury labels, including LV, Dior,
Gucci, YSL, Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo,
have been granted priority ranking that lessens
the chances that new shipments of merchan-
dise will be held up for Customs inspections.
That means goods on the shelves change
more frequently.

   Of the 20 firms, 85 percent have outlets in
the Jing鈥檃n District.
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