Slough's leading poetry collective has staged a night of the spoken word at The Curve.

Now in it’s fourth year, EMPOWORD hosted the evening on World Poetry Day. It featured a whole host of local artists as well as talent venturing from London and elsewhere, all coming together to be a part of Slough’s emerging Spoken Word Scene.

One of the highlights of the event came when twelve-year-old Rachel from Slough shared a poem about prejudice and society. In her powerful and thoughtful piece, she declared her generation has the power to 'destroy or adapt' the future of this planet.

Declared by UNESCO in 1999, World Poetry Day was founded to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and to "give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements."

EMPOWORD welcome a plethora of performers on the first Saturday of every month at 3pm at the Curve. After receiving Arts Council funding it has just appointed its first poet in residence - local spoken word artist, writer and facilitator Desree.

The next event will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at 3pm in the YES Shop in the Queensmere Shopping Centre. This event will feature acclaimed wordsmith Broken Pen who was recently featured on BBC Radio London, plus artist, poetry slam champion EMY. P