Little Amal, a young refugee, is embarking on a remarkable journey – an epic voyage that will take her from the Syria/Turkey border, across Europe. To find her mother. To get back to school. To start a new life.

Little Amal is a 3.5-metre-tall puppet that will travel through Birmingham on 28 October. She will be welcomed with a series of events across the city created by and with the local community. From music, to food, to celebration, how will you welcome Little Amal?

The Walk is an international arts festival meets endurance event. Little Amal will travel 8,000km to focus awareness on the refugee crisis. She will travel through 8 countries, welcomed by hundreds of cultural events in cities, towns and villages all along her route. The length and sheer size of the challenge is capturing imaginations even before her first step.

She will walk for all the children – many unaccompanied and separated from their families – who are forced to undertake extraordinary journeys under life-threatening conditions. Little Amal will walk so that we don’t forget them.

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