EALING teenagers put their 'art and soul' into an anti-riots mural to promote a positive image of young people.
Lead by Ealing's Youth Mayor, Jahanara Chaudhry, and members of Ealing Youth Action the wall painting was unveiled in Bond Street on Saturday (17).
It was financed by the council's riot recovery fund and the brainchild of artist Spencer Lowe and Sailesh Siyani of Ealing Broadway's Business Improvement District (BID).
Mr Lowe also worked with young people from the W13 arts group and Ealing's youth offending service to design and create the large wall painting which depicts shadows of young people playing sport and dancing on a white background.
Jahanara said: "Most young people want to contribute to the local community and me and my friends have loved working with Spencer on creating the mural, which can be enjoyed by everyone."
She spoke at the public riots scrutiny panel in October calling on the government to do more to encourage young people into full time education. She said that her peers in Ealing felt the rioting was not gang related and more should be done to promote a positive image of young people.
Mr Siyani added: "The purpose of the this mural was to allow young people in the town centre to reconnect with the public in a positive way."