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7Mar 2013

Hello from Liza

Well, I’ve been back in my role as Programme Manager for just over a month now, since returning from maternity leave, and it’s been great catching-up on all the developments, and getting in touch with some new, and some more familiar faces.

I want to say a huge thank you to Zoe Burton, who did an excellent job covering my role, and left everything...

7Mar 2013

Funding update

We’re extremely pleased to announce that we have been awarded £15000 by the Network for Social Change and £5000 by the Evan Cornish Foundation. We are very grateful to both these funders for their support...

24Jan 2013

Good practice event at Haslar IRC.

In early December a group of people involved in MID and the new MID Gosport local partnership came together to help put together a good practice framework. We need to do this in order to support the quality of a growing range of activity, as our established workshop programme is supplemented by new activities involving detainees and local...

24Jan 2013

The Challenge meets Harmondsworth and the project lives on!

In the run up to October half term last year a group of young people were inspired by the stories they had heard about people's experiences of detention to sign up for a week long intensive music making project, running in tandem with sessions at Harmondsworth detention centre. The young people created their own musical compositions showing...

19Dec 2012

New MID website

We have been working on the new website ready to go live for Christmas. However we will be adding more content to the site so please come back and visit to see more!...

26Nov 2012

Detainees' voices and Christmas lights!

The general public of Gosport were treated to a unique performance on Saturday 24th November as part of the ceremony for switching on the Christmas lights in the town centre. As shoppers made their way through driving rain and wind many gathered in front of an outdoor stage to see what was going on.

School leavers from Bridgemary School performed...

5Oct 2011

Samba in the Sun

We haven’t had many warm, sunny evenings this year, but August 8 proved to be just that! As part of MID Gosport’s community engagement programme, an outdoor evening event took place between detainees at Haslar IRC and samba drummers ‘Big Noise’. Community samba band ‘Big Noise’ are based in Gosport and play traditional Brazilian samba-reggae...

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