Royal Albert Dock Liverpool to welcome Little Amal

26th May, 2022

As part of Little Amal’s journey through England for World Refugee Week (20-26 June), the 3.5 metre puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian girl will be stopping by Liverpool waterfront, including Royal Albert Dock, to learn about the city’s history of migration from 12pm-2pm.

After embarking on a 8,000km journey from Syria to Manchester last year, Little Amal is travelling to 11 locations as part of her ‘New Steps, New Friends’ tour, including Liverpool's historic waterfront where she will learn about the citys history of migration.

Becoming a guest of honour for two hours, Amal will be welcomed to the dock with support from Liverpool FC Foundations Inclusion team, inviting her to put her football skills to the test outside of the Martin Luther King Jr Building. Following this, Amal will make her way down Hartley Quay, towards Tate Liverpool where she will meet 60 children from Smithdown Primary School who will be taking part in art activities.

Then, National Museums Liverpool will encourage Amal to become part of the Museum of Liverpool’s community archaeology team at Piermaster’s Green, investigating the lives of people who lived and worked on the docks. 

As a final farewell from her time at the waterfront, Asylum Link, a local choir supporting asylum seekers and refugees in the city, will perform for Amal on the Museum of Liverpool’s steps as the perfect parting gift before she continues her journey with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatre, visiting a local primary school where she will join the children playing games and getting creative with art activities.