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6 million+ / News / Mon 24 May 2021

Crowd-funding for the Seventh and Last Weeping Sister

Crowd-funding for the Seventh and Last Weeping Sister

We are currently trying to raise money to create a Syrian Sister to join our cast of giant puppets. The hope is to raise the funds via Spacehive, the project is called Friendship Through Puppets Dewsbury, https://www.spacehive.com/friendship-through-puppets-dewsbury by the end of August 2021.

With representatives from Kirklees' Syrian community, local refugees and local volunteers of all ages working together, we will create a giant puppet of a Syrian refugee based on our friend Najma, who is a Syrian woman re-settled in Kirklees. We will create this in Dewsbury and offer sessions in textiles, sculpture, music and performance to create her and bring her to life, finding out about the Syrian experience along the way. She will be the seventh and final 'Weeping Sister' giant puppet created by 6 million + and will be a resource for our commemorative parades for Holocaust Memorial Day and other civic occasions in Kirklees for the next 5 years. We will create a giant puppet parade for Platforma 6, the biennial national festival of refugee associated arts that is taking place in Yorkshire for the first time this October. We will arrange a meeting with Amal, the giant puppet of a Syrian girl who is walking from Syria to Sheffield this year, arriving in the autumn.

For more information visit https://www.spacehive.com/friendship-through-puppets-dewsbury

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Telephone: 07812 782 082
Email: kim.strickson@6millionplus.org
Website: https://www.spacehive.com/friendship-through-puppets-dewsbury

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