A GIANT puppet controlled by young people welcomed the Mayor of Hounslow Sachin Gupta to a community fun day in Feltham.

The event, one of the highlights in the Feltham Arts Festival calendar, also saw people come out in the rain to see the unveiling of the 'Four Seasons' mosaic murals created by nearly 400 people across Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth.

A Community Fun Day at Feltham The Centre, Feltham on May 28, 2014 Mayor of Hounslow Cllr Sachin Gupta unveils a set of mosaics
 

Four of the eight mosaics panels were placed around a planter in The Centre, outside Iceland.

The other four which were due to be installed next to the pond at Feltham Green were postponed while Hounslow council look into the cause of the death of fish.

Due to the rain most of the fun was moved indoors including a performance by 12 to 16-year-olds from Circus Suburbia, and a chance for daredevil children to have a go at tight rope walking.

A Community Fun Day at Feltham The Centre, Feltham on May 28, 2014 Circus Suburbia perform to the crowd
 

The morning workshops saw youngsters create carnival banners and learn how to direct the giant puppet brought in by the Smoking Apples Theatre company.

Decorations made in the run up to the event included bunting made by pupils at Reach Academy.

Charlotte Skinner, Feltham Arts programme manager, said:"It was a really fantastic day even though a lot had to be changed last minute because of the weather.

"We wanted to inspire young people to get more involved in arts and brought the community together."

A Community Fun Day at Feltham The Centre, Feltham on May 28, 2014 Roshee Sah COR, three stands inside a giant mobile

A handful of the Hounslow Has Talent finalists were also at the event.

The Feltham Arts Festival was launched on April 9, 2014 and has events running until July.

For a full list of events visit www.feltham-arts.co.uk