Shoppers who popped into HOME Slough art centre on Saturday, October 5 were able to create their own 'unusual masterpieces' and learn how to do stunt falls - thanks to some exotic visitors who came to town.

The visitors were from one of the Fun Palaces teams who visit towns across the country, using arts, science, craft, digital and sports activities to create community engagement.

They set up shop for the day at the HOME Slough in the High Street.

Their two workshops were run by the theatre and dance group called Told by an Idiot. One workshop entitled If It’s Bad, Make it Worse encouraged visitors to create unusual masterpieces, while Falling Down taught members of the public to do stunt falls.

Shop window performances were brought to HOME by SWIPE Music and included local artists Amaya-Ray, Omari, Dan Pryde, Megan Howse, Vikki Ann and Mark Fletcher, bringing a smile to many a passer-by.

Members of the public made, created, stuck and shaped their own artwork, to form part of a giant sculpture which will be unveiled at HOME Slough’s Winter Festival, during the Christmas Lights Switch on, in the town centre on November 23.

HOME Slough is one of 34 independent Creative People and Places projects in areas where people have significantly fewer opportunities to get involved with the arts.

A new director Saad Eddine Said joined the Slough team this week.

Saad was previously CEO and Co-Artistic Director of the charity Terre Sans Frontiere (Morocco) and most recently curated the 'Occupy' season in Battersea Arts Centre (UK) and the 'London City Take Over'.

He enjoyed his first week at Slough, saying: "It has been an absolute pleasure to host Fun Palaces and collaborate with so many people from all parts of the town, to come together, be creative and celebrate the skills and passions of local people. But most importantly taking this day as an opportunity to have fun.”