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The Walk

The Walk

Date: 27 October 2021

Location: Coventry City Centre

Time: 15:00 - 15:30

Cost: £0.00

The Walk is an artistic response: a cultural odyssey transcending borders, politics and language to tell a new story of shared humanity.

Recommended for all ages (children to be accompanied)

At the heart of The Walk is ‘Little Amal’, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet of a young refugee girl, created by the acclaimed Handspring Puppet Company. Representing all displaced children, many separated from their families, Little Amal will have walked across Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and the UK, heading for a finale event in Manchester, England in November 2021. She will travel a remarkable 8,000km in total, celebrating the power of art and shared humanity wherever she goes. 

At this time of unprecedented global change, The Walk is an artistic response: a cultural odyssey transcending borders, politics and language to tell a new story of shared humanity – and to ensure the world doesn’t forget the millions of displaced children, each with their own story.

Coventry welcomes little Amal.

Check back nearer the time for exact details of how to join in.

Good Chance, Stephen Daldry, David Lan and Tracey Seaward and Naomi Webb present a Good Chance Theatre Production in association with Handspring Puppet Company produced and presented in Coventry by Coventry City of Culture Trust and Emergency Exit Arts.  

Supported by funding from Spirit 2012.

Image: Andre Liohn

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