Little Amal puppet with a crowd of people

Little Amal journeys through Adelaide

Little Amal visits Rundle Mall

As part of Adelaide Festival, the 3.5-metre puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, Little Amal, will be visiting Rundle Mall in her journey through Adelaide over the final Adelaide Festival weekend. On Friday 15 March at 5pm, Little Amal will be walking through the Mall as part of a citywide expedition. A global symbol of human rights, don't miss your chance to marvel at this Australian exclusive event with Adelaide Festival.

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Little Amal is a 3.5-metre puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl who has become global symbol of human rights. She began her journey in 2021 walking from the Syria-Türkiye border to the United Kingdom. Since then, she has travelled to 15 countries, been welcomed by two million people on the street and connected with tens of millions online. Little Amal comes to Australia for the first time to join us at the 2024 Adelaide Festival.

Amal’s walks are travelling festivals of wonder, hope and art that draw attention to the millions of children fleeing war, violence and persecution around the world. She invites us to see the world through the eyes of a child forced to flee her home and asks us all to hear her message: “Don’t forget about us.” Since she started walking, she has raised $1 million for The Amal Fund with Choose Love, providing urgently-needed support for refugee and displaced children in many countries.

Walk with Little Amal on Friday 15 March, 5pm - 6pm in Rundle Mall.

Little Amal was designed and built by Handspring Puppet Company, creators of the award-winning puppets for War Horse. Little Amal is produced by The Walk Productions, producers David Lan and Tracey Seaward, and artistic director Amir Nizar Zuabi, in association with Handspring Puppet Company. The Walk 2021 was a co-production with Good Chance Theatre.

Donate to The Amal Fund today to provide education, food, shelter, emergency medical care, legal assistance and much more for children like Little Amal.

Little Amal in Adelaide is generously supported by Charlie (Khalil) Shahin AO and Rob Brookman AM & Verity Laughton.