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19Jun 2019

Nasema Asante – saying thank you to past generations for Refugee Week

This week is Refugee Week, and we are really pleased to contribute this specially recorded track to the campaign. If It Wasn’t For You was written inside Harmondsworth immigration detention centre, next to Heathrow Airport, and in this brand new cover is performed by Mamajay Juliet...

14May 2019

"It’s something special that you feel" — our new independent evaluation

We're so pleased to present our new evaluation report, which was written by Professor Norma Daykin, of the University of Tampere and the University of Winchester...

5Feb 2019

A big thank you — December campaign update

To all friends of Music In Detention...

4Feb 2019

Bringing first-hand experience of detention and migration to our Board of Trustees

We’ve realised that our Board of Trustees doesn’t reflect the diversity of the people we support. We need to do better than this.

Everything we do is underpinned by our code of ethics, and working closely with people who have first-hand experience of detention or migration is close to our hearts. It’s core to what we do as a charity: in our music...

19Nov 2018

Music In Detention on Resonance FM

Last week our Arts Development Manager, Gini Simpson and Musician In Residence, Shammi Pithia, were featured on Resonance FM East Cast Show talking about Shammi's residency at Harmondsworth IRC.

You can listen back to the show here:...

16Nov 2018

Music In Detention At Live Art Development Agency Festive Fair - everyone welcome!

Date: 9th December 2018

Time: 12:00 - 18:00

Venue: Live Art Development Agency, The Garrett Centre, 117A Mansford Street, London E2 6LX

Tickets:  Free to attend, come and go at any time, free festive drinks and snacks will be served...

14Nov 2018

Bedford Music in Detention at Yarl’s Wood closes after five years

Music In Detention and Bedford Creative Arts (BCA) announce the end of the music programme ‘Bedford Music In Detention’ at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) due to an end in financial funding from public service provider Serco.

This brings to an end ten years of helping women and children cope with the ordeal of detention at Yarl’s Wood...

30Oct 2018

Guest blog: Sara Hunter from Sing For A Change!

In this guest blog, Sara Hunter, Director at Sing For A Change! tells us about her passion for music, and how it gives a voice to a marginalised group who otherwise wouldn’t have their voices heard...

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