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Don’t miss the chance to be part of something truly special! Join An Táin Arts Centre for the incredible journey of Little Amal, a giant puppet on a mission of hope and unity. Little Amal is the 12 foot puppet of a 10 year old Syrian refugee child who has become a global symbol of human rights, especially those of refugees. Amal, whose name means Hope in Arabic, is from just outside Aleppo in Syria. She has visited 160 towns and cities in 16 countries and has been welcomed by two million people on the street and by tens of millions online.

Her journeys are celebrations of art and hope that draw attention to the huge numbers of children and their families fleeing war, violence and persecution, each with their own story. Her urgent message to the world is ‘Don’t forget about us’.

Little Amal will travel to Dundalk on her way from Belfast to Dublin, an especially powerful and meaningful journey. Other famous borders she has crossed include from the US into Mexico, from Turkey into Greece, from Poland into Ukraine.

She will arrive at Market Square, Dundalk on Wednesday 22nd May at 6:30pm and will be welcomed by Irish musicians, Breifne Holohan and Roisin Ward Morrow, members of MAD Youth Theatre and Setanta Choir. As part of her visit primary school children from Faughart Community National School have been taking part in art workshops with local artist Sophie Coyle in preparation for Amal’s arrival.

Little Amal carries a message of hope for displaced people. Her journeys draw attention to issues such as immigration policy especially with regard to children fleeing war, violence and persecution. Her journeys are produced by The Walk Productions in association with Handspring Puppet Company.

Members of the public are encouraged to greet and engage with Amal. Don’t miss the chance to be part of something truly special. Come Walk with Amal towards a brighter future.

This is a a free event – No booking required.

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