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2Dec 2013

Annual Report and Accounts

Music In Detention has issued its Annual Report and Accounts for 2012-13.  The report includes vivid examples of our work during the year, as well as detailed financial information.

You can download the Annual Report and Accounts here...

21Nov 2013

MID awarded with 'Special Commendation' by Royal Society for Public Health

We are thrilled to announce that Music In Detention has been awarded a ‘Special Commendation’ by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). MID’s John Speyer and Joanna Ridout attended the RSPH Arts and Health Awards Ceremony last Wednesday, 13th November, to receive the award.

This year the RSPH Arts and Health Awards focused on organisations...

15Oct 2013

MID seeks Trustees

MID is looking for able and motivated individuals, with backgrounds in one or more of the following, to strengthen our committed and experienced Board of Trustees:

Individual donor fundraising, Communications, Safeguarding

MID's Board meets 4 times a year in London.  We also seek to involve Trustees in the work of the organisation outside of Board...

3Sep 2013

Local band Walker Broad recount their gig at Haslar IRC on 7 August

You never really know how a gig is going to go and it would not be unreasonable to say that we were all experiencing a little trepidation at the booking we had for Wed evening (7th Aug). We were requested as part of the local Music In Detention project to play to the gentlemen in the local Immigration Removal Centre.

It was to be an interactive gig...

15Aug 2013

Trustee Piers Jackson is off to pastures new

We'd like to say a fond farewell to Piers Jackson, who is moving on to pastures new after four years as a MID trustee.

Piers has been particularly involved in developing MID's communications work, and played a major role in getting our website up and running, including copywriting much of the content. He has also played an important role in...

15Aug 2013

Welcome to Katie

We would like to introduce and welcome our newest office volunteer, Katie Bruce. Katie is working with us on the implementation of our new evaluation framework. She will also be involved in developing and implementing the good practice framework, as well as having a role in setting-up events reaching wider audiences. We look forward to working...

15Aug 2013

Major grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

We are delighted to report that the Paul Hamlyn Foundation have awarded MID a grant of £110,000. This important grant will enable us to:

Safeguard our ongoing programme of music workshops with detainees and local communities;, Develop our communications work, so that the voices of detainees and local people can be heard more widely;, Build up new...

15Aug 2013

Stream MID's music on your phone or tablet

We've made a few changes to our audio player to make it possible for you to listen to music on mobile devices such as smartphones, iPads and other tablets. Apple users should also notice that we've improved scrolling functions on the website.

To give it a go, head to our Home page where you will see some tracks to play on the right-hand side. We...

8Aug 2013

MID music on air this weekend

'How Long is Indefinite?', a documentary by Alexis Wood, explores the human stories behind detention and will be broadcast on the Community Channel this Sunday 11th August, at 8pm. You can find the channel on Sky 539, Virgin Media 233, Freeview 87or BT Vision. 

'Jah Nuh Mek No Junk' - a song written and performed by detainees at Dover IRC...

8Aug 2013

Detainees in Oxford cafe

Tourists and passers-by, in the centre of Oxford on Friday afternoon, paused at the Crisis Skylight cafe’s open doors, momentarily swelling an audience which already filled the café to capacity. Live music performed by Ryan, Alarico and Ellie, all members of Crisis Skylight, alternated with recordings of music from James, Ayoub and fellow...

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