From Saturday 25th September, local artist Patrick Amber is running a series of weekly lantern making workshops at Abbeyfield House to prepare a welcome party for ‘Little Amal’, the giant puppet of a refugee girl who will be arriving in Sheffield later next month.
You can be a part of an exciting event that welcomes ‘Little Amal’, a huge puppet of a refugee girl who is travelling 8000km from Syria and arriving in Sheffield on October 29th.
“The giant puppet of a refugee girl, ‘Little Amal’ will be passing through Sheffield on Friday 29th October. What’s more, we have several lantern making workshops and enough time to make something spectacular together to welcome her!
“Come along to the workshops on Saturdays at Abbeyfield House and add to the ‘local wildlife’ themed lanterns to welcome the giant puppet of a refugee girl when she passes through Sheffield on her way from Syria to reunite with her mum in Manchester.”
The first workshop starts on Saturday 25th September 10.30am -12.30pm at Abbeyfield House, and then run weekly on 2nd October, 9th October and 23rd October, as well as on FRIDAY 16th October 4.30pm – 6.30pm.
Children under 10 will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Amal’s Walk highlights the perilous journey thousands of children have made to the UK escaping from desperate situations. She represents all displaced children forced to leave their homes, and the many separated from their families. Find out more in our story ‘Walk with Amal’ in our Autumn 2021 issue.