Little Amal comes to Wigan

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Little Amal will visit Wigan town centre as she nears the end of her 8,000km journey from the Turkish-Syrian border to Manchester. 

We’re working with Manchester International Festival to welcome 10-year-old Little Amal – a 3.5m tall puppet– to the town centre as part of ‘The Walk’, an artistic depiction of a refugee child in search of her mother.  

She begin her visit at Trencherfield Mill at 3pm on 31 October and will make her way to The Edge Conference Centre via Southgate, which will take 45 minutes. 

Lots of vibrant and exciting cultural experiences will be on offer during the visit including a performance from WigLe Dance and music from Wigan’s Youth Brass Band. 

Visitors are then invited to watch an installation produced by Manchester Street Poem, an art collective of people with lived experience of homelessness, at 4pm in The Edge where they will read stories to Little Amal. 

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