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1Mar 2014

Launch event for Bedford Music In Detention

On 31st January we held our launch event for Bedford MID in the Bunyan Meeting, a beautiful church in the centre of Bedford, named after the writer and preacher John Bunyan. The aim of the event was to showcase the amazing work we do in Bedfordshire’s immigration removal centre, Yarl’s Wood, to an audience of local musicians, politicians and...

22Jan 2014

Bedford Music In Detention launch, 31st January 2014

To celebrate the launch of Bedford Music In Detention a special event will take place in Bedford on Friday 31st January, which will showcase songs co-written by detainees at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) and visually impaired people from Sight Concern Bedfordshire. Remarkably, these two groups have never met, but have collaborated...

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...

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