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?

The Walk: Thu 21 Oct, 12pm

1hr 30 mins, Cathedral to Campus

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.

Welcome Little Amal to Canterbury Cathedral, the University of Kent campus and the Gulbenkian Theatre for two of over 100 events of welcome on The Walk, a travelling festival of art and hope in support of refugees by Good Chance Theatre (The Jungle) and Handspring Puppet Company (Warhorse).

Standing 3.5 metres high, 9 year old refugee Little Amal will have walked nearly 8000km from the border of Syria all the way to the UK in search of her mother and a new home when she arrives in Kent. Follow her whole journey in the lead up to her arrival @walkwithamal.

The Walk is the international festival of art and hope by Good Chance Theatre. It is free to attend, unticketed.

Refugee Tales: Thu 21 Oct, 7pm

Gulbenkian Theatre

To welcome Little Amal to Canterbury and the University of Kent, The Refugee Tales project will present an evening of tales and music. Founded in2015, Refugee Tales shares the stories of people who have experienced indefinite immigration detention in the UK in order to call for detention to end. Hosted by Niamh Cusack, the evening will feature readings by Patience Agbabi, AJ and Bidisha, and music by Liran Donin’s 1000 Boats. As a gift to help her on her journey, the project will present Amal with a copy of Refugee Tales.

Tickets: £10, Student £5 – follow booking link here.

Presented by Handspring Puppet Company and Good Chance Theatre