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Good Chance: The Walk

One little girl. One BIG hope.

Little Amal, a young refugee, embarks on a remarkable journey – an epic voyage that will take her across Turkey, across Europe. To find her mother. To get back to school. To start a new life. Will the world let her? Can she achieve what now seems more impossible than ever?

Following the phenomenal international success of The Jungle, Good Chance, in collaboration with Handspring Puppet Company, the world-famous creators of War Horse, will present a travelling festival of art and hope in support of refugees, with Artistic Direction from Amir Nizar Zuabi.

In 2021, from the Syria-Turkey border all the way to the UK, The Walk will bring together celebrated artists, major cultural institutions, community groups and humanitarian organisations to create one of the most innovative and adventurous public artworks ever attempted and it’s coming to Folkestone on 19 October as part of Folkestone Triennial Fringe!

To welcome Little Amal to Folkestone and the UK, we will gather a mass of choirs and singers. If you are in a choir or like to sing, we would like to hear from you. For more information about getting involved, CLICK HERE.

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 travel over 8,000km embodying the urgent message “Don’t forget about us”.

At this time of unprecedented global change, The Walk is an extraordinary 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, who are more vulnerable than ever during the global pandemic.


Follow Little Amal’s journey here WalkWithAmal


Do you want to get involved in welcoming Little Amal to Folkestone? Contact Louella Ward louellaward@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Photo credit Hüseyin Ovayolu of Little Amal starting her journey in Turkey.

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Quarterhouse
Mill Bay,
Folkestone,
Kent,
CT20 1BN

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