A new scheme to bring art to the streets of Slough can be viewed from this weekend.

The HOME Slough commission, supported by Slough Borough Council and Arts Council England, gave an artist the chance to design and install murals in collaboration with young people in the town.

The commission can be seen on the wall at The Curve Plaza and on the Wellington Street hoardings, facing the old TVU site.

The collaboration between artist Daryl Bennett, also known as Sinna One, and groups of young people connected to Slough charity Aik Saath, has brought two murals to life.

The inspiration from the designs came from the young people’s pride in Slough’s diversity and their knowledge of its historical and nature roots from the home of scientific discoveries by Herschel to the arts with Betjeman. They worked together to inspire the final designs.

Cllr Martin Carter, cabinet member for inclusive growth and skills: “It is a pleasure to see new art being commissioned in and around the town centre, brightening up some areas and making for an altogether nicer environment.

“This is just one of the initiatives now underway to attract people back to the town centre and it is certainly one of the most colourful.”

Mr Bennett initially brainstormed concepts with the group of more than 30 young people in April

Rob Deeks of Aik Saath said: “Our young volunteers have really enjoyed being a part of the process that has led to the creation of the town centre murals.

“Hoardings around building sites don’t usually elicit excitement but the opportunity to be creative on them, as part of this project, has changed the way the young people view their town and those areas that are awaiting development.”

The design chosen for the Wellington Street hoarding was a dragon. Mr Bennett said: “Dragons are prominent in folklore across the world, in the Chinese mythology, they symbolise creativity and transformation.”