An unexpected visitor will be heading to Liverpool’s waters this June.
As part of Little Amal’s journey through England for World Refugee Week (19-27 June), the 3.5 metre puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian girl will be stopping by Royal Albert Dock to learn about the city’s history of migration.
One year on from leaving Syria, and five weeks after her visit to Ukraine, Amal will be visiting Liverpool as part of her New Steps New Friends tour, which will see her visit 11 locations, including Manchester, Cheltenham and London. During her visit on Tuesday 21 June, she will explore the docks with Tate Liverpool, Maritime Museum and her new friends.
Amal has become an international symbol of human rights, coming to represent the millions of refugee children including those who have been separated from their families. Amal will be sharing a message of resilience and hope with anyone who has been forced to leave their homes.
Liverpool can’t wait to give Little Amal a warm welcome to our wonderful, cultural and historical city.