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Vancouver’s False Creek contains a fascinating history, and its most recent development is explored in a Museum of Vancouver studio exhibition now on display called the Maraya Project: Waterfronts of Vancouver and Dubai. On Friday, March 30, False Creek mythology and history will be further explored in an intimate performance featuring local folk musician and city singer Veda Hille, and accompanied by a visual narrative by architect and city thinker Annabel Vaughan.

Veda Hille
[Veda Hille at Smorgasbord: An Evening with Dan Mangan and Friends]
Through Songs of the False Creek Flats: Reflections, both Veda and Annabel will utilize music, talk, and pictures to animate an area of the city that currently lies primarily dormant. Audience members will be given a hand drawn artist map in order to take themselves on a local walk through the flats at their leisure.

Songs of False Creek Flats: Reflections
Date: Friday, March 30; Doors 6:30 pm, Performance 7:30 pm
Venue: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Tickets: MOV Members $15; General Admission $17; Students $10 (*with valid ID); available online
Includes admission to Maraya; Art Deco Chic & Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver exhibits; music and reception to follow

Through photography, video, public art, public programs and an interactive online platform, the Maraya Project explores new forms of urban living pioneered in both countries, showing how we are connected in ways that are both familiar and surprising. Maraya — from the Arabic m’raya for “mirror” or “reflection” — connects the glass and steel residential towers that line the seawall walkways of Emaar’s Dubai Marina and Concord Pacific Place along False Creek. The project explores these two cities as leaders of 21st century urbanism.

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