10 – 14 May 2022

Ukraine and Poland

In May 2022 Amal travelled to Lviv in Ukraine and to three cities in 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, Amal brought with with her urgently needed aid focussing on supplies needed for young children.

“The machine of war is faceless, it’s metal grinding metal, but victims of the battles grownups fight have names and children are often the worst victims. That’s why Amal went to Ukraine. She’s a big girl so she can remind us there are many Amals and many Annas and many Andriys and many Abduls.” – Amir Nizar Zuabi, Artistic Director, The Walk

All events in Ukraine and Poland were made possible with the support of the Ukrainian Embassy in Poland.

Our partners included:

The Ukrainian Embassy in Poland, Mayor of Lviv, Lviv National Opera, Kurbas Theatre, Lviv City Council, 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 was supported by:

The Associate Producer for Amal in Poland was 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.

The Associate Producer for Amal in Ukraine was Anna Sologub.

The Logistics Director for Amal in Poland and Ukraine was Radek Jankowski for ISTV Media