10 – 14 May 2022

Poland

Amal has travelled to Poland to visit Ukrainian refugee children and families forced to flee the violence of war. 

In her first major appearance since she completed her 8,000km journey from Gaziantep to Manchester in 2021, she visited three towns in Poland bring her urgent message “Don’t forget about us.”

She brings with her urgently needed aid focussing on supplies needed for young children.

“We hope that Amal will draw the world’s attention to the refugee crisis that Europe has not seen since the end of World War II.  Amal symbolizes the millions of refugees who have been forced to leave their homes. Our Folkowisko Foundation has been involved in helping Ukraine since the beginning of the war, our roots are spreading culture, therefore the artistic expression that Amal carries with it is so important to us.” – Aleksander Sola Vice President Folkowisko Foundation

All events in Poland are made possible with the support of the Ukrainian Embassy in Poland.

Our partners include:

The Ukrainian Embassy in Poland, Jacek Majchrowski, the Mayor of Krakow, Krzysztof Żak, the Mayor of Lublin, Ukrainian Consulate in Lublin, Krakow Opera House, Krakow Festival Office, KTO Theatre Krakow, The Poland-Ukraine Institute Foundation, Warsztaty Kultury in Lublin, Tesco Aid Centre Przemyśl, Wojciech Bakun, the Mayor of Przemyśl, Centrum Kultury Zamek in Przemyśl, Choose Love, The Shapiro Foundation, Folkowisko Foundation and PepsiCo Foundation, Folkowisko Foundation. 

Amal in Poland is supported by:

The Associate Producer for Amal in Poland is Martyna Lach, a music, theatre and festival producer, manager of the British band The Tiger Lillies, member of the LUNA Plus Foundation Board which organises festivals and art projects in Poland. From 2016 programmer and producer of the Ukraina! Film Festival in Warsaw and another 10 cities in Poland, presenting the best, critically acclaimed Ukrainian cinema to Polish and Ukrainian audiences in Poland.

Amal in Poland is produced by The Walk Productions in association with Handspring Puppet Company. The original production of The Walk was co-produced with Good Chance Theatre.