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7Sep 2015

Bedford MID - Practice Forum

It was amazing to get the whole Bedford Music In Detention team together at the beginning of September. With so many dynamic workshop leaders in one room, there was a great positive energy to the whole day. Our team of seven music-leaders deliver weekly music workshops in Yarl’s Wood. We usually work individually or in pairs, so it’s hugely...

2Sep 2015

Why does music give us chills?

In an article published today (02/09/15) on the Guardian's website, David Shariatmadari explores the much Googled question: 'Why does music give us chills?'. Many of the points made in the article resonate strongly with our own work delivering music workshops in Immigration Removal Centres and emphasise the profound impact we believe music can...

6Aug 2015

Rooftop Fiesta raises £650

A big thank you to Alborada and Movimientos and to everyone who came along to the Latin Fiesta at the Dalston Roof Park on Tuesday 4 August, to support Music In Detention and Latin American Women's Aid. The warmth was palpable and the lively atmosphere made for a great night.

The evening featured Middle Eastern-inspired food, latin beats, as...

23Jul 2015

Rooftop Latin Fiesta to Raise Funds for MID

Please join us on 4th August at the Alborada and Movimientos Summer Fiesta in London to raise funds for Music In Detention and Latin American Women’s Aid.  

The evening will include short documentaries plus the Alborada soundsystem and Movimientos DJs serving up ancient to future Latin beats. Delicious food available all night as well...

15Jul 2015

MID returns to Dover IRC

In the first two weeks of June 2015 we delivered our latest Community Exchange project through a series of 8 participatory music making workshops for detainees at Dover IRC and participants from Porchlight, a local charity providing services for homeless and vulnerable people.

MID artists Lucky Moyo and Oliver Seager of Music for Change...

15Jul 2015

MID's first workshops at IRC The Verne

We are very excited to report that we have begun providing a short series of workshops at Britain’s newest IRC, The Verne. This former HM prison began holding detainees in March 2014, and officially became known as IRC The Verne in September 2014. It is now the 10th centre in Britain’s detention estate. It houses 580 male detainees making it the...

15Jul 2015

Introducing ArtWorks Alliance

ArtWorks Alliance is the new UK umbrella for organisations with strategic or developmental interests in any branch of participatory arts, including community arts, socially-engaged arts, voluntary arts, and arts in education and learning. Membership covers all artforms, geographic areas, ways of working, and purposes of the work.

The ArtWorks...

25Jun 2015

Evaluation report released

Over the last few months Music in Detention has been working with the Sound Connections Challenging Circumstances Music Network (CCMN) to produce an evaluation of a musical interaction between detainees at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) and young people at the YMCA Youth Café in Hayes, Hillingdon.  The report assesses the impact...

19Jun 2015

Call for proposals: grants fundraiser

MID is looking for an individual with strong fundraising skills and experience, to take responsibility for our grant fundraising work. 

Historically most of our income has been from grants.  We now want to bring a dedicated grants fundraiser into our team for the first time, to draft bids, sustain and increase grant income and develop systems. ...

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