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Flowing With the Meandering Medina

When:

Thu Jul 3 2014, 10:00am–10:00pm
Fri Jul 18 2014, 10:00am–10:00pm

Where: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, City Hall, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: shivaji

As cities worldwide race to build the tallest glass skyscraper, the medinas (old cities in the Maghreb region) survive resolutely within the cosy cramming of their medieval spaces. Inside their maze of narrow cobbled alleys, donkeys jostle with people for right of way while cats queue up for a strip of meat from the butcher. These medinas pack in by the hundreds, delicately built Andalusian arches, intricately carved mosques and madrasas, and kaleidoscopic tiled fountains. Medina days are still occupied with ancient routines of gossiping at the neighbourhood baker amidst the noisy working of craftsmen carrying on with their centuries-old work practices.

“Flowing with the meandering Medina” is an attempt to capture the permanence and the peculiarities of medinas in Morocco, from a journey spanning the ancient cities of trade-obsessed Marrakech, ever-revealing Fez, blue-washed Chefchaouen, lazily-charming Essaouira and pink-stained Meknes.