Giant puppet stops in Mississauga on a world tour


Published June 6, 2023 at 1:27 pm

A giant, 12-foot puppet will come to Mississauga as part of Luminato Festival Toronto.

Walk with Amal is a 12-foot puppet created in the likeness of a 10-year-old Syrian girl.  The Handspring Puppet Company, known for the hit play War Horse, designed and built Amal, according to the Walk with Amal website.

She is meant to carry a message of hope for displaced people everywhere, especially children who have been separated from their families.

“Little Amal has become an international symbol of compassion and of human rights,” the website reads.

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Since July 2021, Amal has visited events in 13 countries including Turkey, Greece, Italy, France and the UK.  Most recently, she has been welcomed in Lviv, Amsterdam, New York City, London and Brighton.

More than a million people have met Amal on the street, including hundreds of artists and civil society and faith leaders.

Walk with Amal will be in Mississauga on Saturday, June 10 for one hour from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Scholars Green Park (Sheridan College), 275 Prince of Wales Dr.

Amal will be joined by dancers, singers and more.

The event is free.

For more information see Walk with Amal: Mississauga.

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