The Walk

The Walk

June 2021

Good Chance, Stephen Daldry, David Lan and Tracey Seaward present a Good Chance Theatre Production in association with handspring Puppet Company Produced and presented in Coventry by Coventry City of Culture Trust.

The Walk

With Refugee and Migrant Communities

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. Can she achieve what now seems more impossible than ever? And how can we help?

Little Amal is a 3.5-metre-tall puppet that will travel through Coventry, a city of sanctuary and a city of welcome, in July 2021. 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?

About the Project

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.

The Walk is part of the Caring City programme for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 which is funded by Spirit of 2012.

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