About the Piece

The audio provided above features the talented young poet, Aditi Banerjee, performing a captivating piece she first performed at “25 Years Together As One.” This remarkable piece was specially crafted by Aditi to honour our collective efforts and was presented during a momentous celebration at the Copthorne Hotel on Friday, October 20th, 2023. Aditi’s journey with us began prior to the pandemic when she was just a 14-year-old school student. She is now studying at King’s College London.


On stage, Aditi was accompanied by her mentor and our esteemed Creative Director, Desree. Together, they graced the audience with their awe-inspiring performances, leaving an indelible mark on our memories. Rest assured, we will share Desree’s remarkable piece with you in due course, ensuring it continues to be accessible for many years to come.

Aditi’s unwavering dedication to Empoword, a spoken word project that thrives on the energy of young people, is truly remarkable. If Aditi’s performance has ignited a spark within you, we highly encourage you to explore the upcoming events hosted by Empoword. In just a fortnight, we will be delighted to present our inaugural poetry festival, made possible by the generous support of Arts Council England. For further information, please find the details here.

In the interim, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to Aditi and Desree for their generous sharing of their exceptional talents. In Slough, a town that undoubtedly faces its own challenges, one thing it never lacks is an abundance of poetic brilliance. This place possesses a profound way with words.