Little Amal is a living artwork of a young Syrian refugee child.

In 2021, the 3.5 metre-tall puppet, walked 8,000 miles across Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and the UK to focus attention on the urgent needs of young refugees. The giant puppet was made and operated by War Horse creators, the Handspring Puppet Company.

Little Amal’s remarkable journey from Gaziantep near the Turkey-Syria border to Manchester in the UK, shone a light on the stories of the millions of young refugees who are displaced – and the many who are forced to risk arduous journeys for the chance at a better life.

Little Amal captured the imagination of thousands who turned out to meet her at various locations on her 5 month journey, including Bromley by Bow Centre staff who welcomed her on South Bank on the last leg of her journey.

Hear Bromley by Bow Centre staff and the National Theatre choir sing a moving welcome to Little Amal when she passed through London.

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