“Don’t Forget About Us” – A Walk With Little Amal


Posted 2 weeks ago in Arts & Culture Features

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A world-renowned creative project featuring Little Amal, a 12 foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee child, is set to embark on a walk from Dublin to Belfast, arriving in Dublin on the final leg of her journey for two days of performances and events on Thursday May 23rd and Friday May 24th 2024. 

Over the years Little Amal has become a global symbol of human rights, especially those of refugees. Her journeys are festivals of art and hope that draw attention to the huge numbers of children fleeing war, violence and persecution, each with their own story. Her urgent message to the world is “Don’t forget about us”. 

Since Amal first started walking in 2021, she has raised €900,000 for The Amal Fund with Choose Love, helping provide urgently-needed support for refugee and displaced children all over the world, including education, food, shelter, emergency medical care, and legal assistance.

This month, visitors will be able to see and meet Little Amal during two days of activities in Dublin, where she will be the star attraction at a series of free, family-friendly events for all ages taking place in the heart of the city.

Featured performers include Branar, Ireland’s leading theatre company for children, multi-award winning dance company Junk Ensemble and world renowned musicians Colm Mac Con Iomaire, The New Brass Kings, and Jiggy.

The packed programme of events includes a visit to City Hall, a walk by the Liffey and sean-nós performances at the Famine Memorial. The two day event draws to a close at sunset on May 24th with a special farewell performance on the Samuel Beckett Bridge by Tonnta Music and friends, featuring words written by Manchán Magan.

Check out the full programme of events here.

Presented by The Walk Productions in association with Handspring Puppet Company. The Walk and Little Amal’s journey to Dublin is a Dublin City Council and Belfast City of Culture initiative, produced by Artsekta, CackleMGMT and Archetype with special thanks to Dublin.ie, Dublin City Hall, International Literature Festival, the department of Housing and EPIC Museum.

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