We are a charity that unleashes the power of music to help people held in UK immigration detention escape the distress of not knowing when they will be free.

Music In Detention's Radio 4 appeal with H Patten

Latest news: The Music In Detention BBC Radio 4 appeal

We are delighted to be the BBC’s chosen charity for the Radio 4 appeal for the week of 16th - 22nd February.

H Patten, music session leader for Music In Detention, has donated his time to present, and shared his first-hand experience of how music-making has the power to help people in immigration detention find some peace in their soul. If you would like to donate, simply click here. Thank you.

Special Commendation for Music In Detention in Royal Society for Public Health Arts & Health Awards 2013



BBC Radio 4 appeal

Have you heard our Radio 4 appeal? Did you spot the trumpet in H and Leroy’s song of freedom? And did you catch the lyrics that were a call to protest injustice? Read on to find out more about the story behind the music.

Want to hear the music?

Listen to music from detainee and community projects, view artwork and discuss!

Where we work

Our Partners

  • Music for Change
  • Asian Music Circuit
  • Motiv8
  • Family Groups: Bedford
  • Oxford Homless Pathways
  • Dover Youth HQ
  • Priory Fields Primary School
  • Harlington Community School
  • Fusion United Voices
  • Nimrod Community Centre
  • Fareham & Gosport MIND
  • Restore
  • Oakley Rural day centre
  • Crisis Skylight Oxford
  • Oxfordshire Youth
  • ArtsXChange
  • Rowner Community Trust
  • Artswork - Strong Voices
  • YMCA West London
  • Porchlight
  • Bedford Creative Arts
  • OYAP (Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership) Trust
  • Base 33