A giant puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian child is visiting the West country to raise awareness about the plight of child refugees.
Little Amal stands at 3.5m (11.5ft) and has engaged on a UK-wide tour to coincide with World Refugee Week.
She became a symbol for human rights after she travelled from the Turkish-Syrian border to Manchester last July.
On Thursday she was paraded through Cheltenham's streets. She will be in Bristol later.
During her visit to the Gloucestershire town, Little Amal laid flowers at the town's war memorial and greeted pupils at Pittville School.
Hundreds of people welcomed her, with some wearing "Refugees Welcome" t-shirts at the event which also featured live music.
At @Everymanchelt #Cheltenham, Little Amal, a 3.5 metre puppet, was given a royal welcome from the Queens of King Henry VIII – the cast of SIX The Musical. @livesofcolour @CheltenhamBC @cheltfestivals @BBCGlos @PunchlineGlos @GlosParents #RefugeeWeek2022 #thewalk #LittleAmal 💛 pic.twitter.com/ZmjvLmEwNO— VisitCheltenham (@visitchelt) June 23, 2022
Sharing pictures of Little Amal on Twitter, Cheltenham Lib Dem Cllr Martin Horwood wrote: "Crowds welcome Amal at every stop in Cheltenham... with drumming, dance, poetry & song.
"And a poignant moment at our War Memorial.
"As a Town of Sanctuary we must keep welcoming refugees and make sure those already here from Syria and elsewhere feel welcome."
Speaking before the project's launch, its artistic director Amir Nazir said it stemmed "from the idea that refugees are thought of as a problem, when actually they're not, they're potential".
He added: "By walking with Amal through cities and through communities, creating a big art spectacle and creating big moments where the community can gather and think of itself and how it receives others, proves the case that refugees shouldn't be regarded as a burden.
"The awareness to the plight of refugees is always crucial."
The tour began in Manchester and will visit numerous locations before finishing on the beach in Folkestone in Kent - where Amal first arrived as a refugee a year ago.