Little Amal at COP26 – We Are Mighty
Little Amal, a 3.5m puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, is visiting COP26 (the 26th UN Climate Change Conference) in Glasgow from 9 to 11 November following her completion of The Walk, a 4 month-long travelling festival of art and hope over 8000 km from the Syrian border to Manchester.
On Wed 10 November, Little Amal will meet and accompany over a hundred school children down by the Clyde, marking the culmination of artist residencies in schools in Glasgow and Perthshire that explored climate and migrant justice. They will be accompanied by Ayawara West African Percussion and Dance Ensemble on their way.
The young people will meet Little Amal, carrying flags that they have created for her, before walking with her along the Clydeside wearing capes adorned with their questions, their demands and their hopes for COP26. These capes will transform into a collective banner that fills the walls throughout the day, before being displayed at The Landing Hub, a special COP26 pop-up venue until 14 November.
Then together, the young people will plant seed pods in a moment of collective and connected action, with each seed representing a young person who is affected by climate chaos.
Date Time Information 10 Nov 11.30am Facebook Live event
Cast & Creative Team
Catrin Evans (Head of Creative Learning at Citizens Theatre)
Victoria Beesley (Associate Director for Learning and Engagement at Perth Theatre)
National Theatre of Scotland Creative Engagement Team
Francisco Llinas Casas
Paria Moazemi Goodarzi
With the Ayawara West African and Percussion Ensemble, led by Erick Valentin Mauricia.