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9Nov 2016

Blog: Soul food - the power of high-quality shared singing

by Joanna Ridout, MID trustee

I’ve been a member of a local community choir for over a decade. I drive along Hampshire lanes in all weathers, often reluctantly on winters’ nights, to go and sing with others – and never regret making the effort. It feeds my soul – nourishes me, lifts my spirit, more than singing on my own ever could.  If you want...

15Sep 2016

Catch our artist Rebecca de Winter on BBC Three Counties Radio

Nick Coffer of BBC Three Counties Radio interviews Rebecca de Winter about her work for Bedford Music In Detention in Yarl's Wood IRC. She gives some insights into what the work means to her, and crucially, what it means to the women held in the centre.

You can listen from 40”30:


Make sure you catch it before...

7Sep 2016

Call for proposals: individual giving fundraiser

MID is looking for an individual with strong fundraising skills and experience, to lead our individual giving work. 

Historically most of our income has been from grants, but over the past two years we have also been raising funds from individual donors.  After making good progress in this new programme of work we are now recruiting a fundraiser...

23Aug 2016

Music In Detention perform at Y fest

On 27th July 2016, Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club hosted 'Y Fest', a festival to celebrate the great achievements of the young people attending YMCA West London...

17Aug 2016

Presenting our first ever music video: Head in the Clouds

We are proud to present our first ever music video: Head In The Clouds. Filmed by local volunteer filmmaker Emma Mayoux Andrews, on location at Base 33.....

30Jun 2016

Blog by MID volunteer Alicia: Gym-jam sessions

At the end of May 2016 I was given the opportunity to go to Music In Detention’s (MID’s) first trial of a music exchange project between detainees being held in different immigration removal centres (IRCs). The two IRCs involved in this project were Harmondsworth near Heathrow, and Campsfield House just outside of Oxford. MID’s exchange projects...

14Jun 2016

MID shortlisted for Community Integration Awards 2016

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Community Integration Awards 2016. We are nominated in the Grassroots Champion category.

You can read a blog post about our work here: 


29Apr 2016

Blog by Sarah Hughes: “I don’t know you and you don’t know me… but we are listening”: Reflections on a community exchange project.

I attended a musical exchange between young people attending Base 33, a youth centre in Witney, Oxfordshire and Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) as part of my ongoing PhD research project. I’m based in Durham University’s Geography Department and research the role of creativity within the UK asylum regime. As part of this work, I...

22Apr 2016

Music In Detention feature in The New Arab, al-Araby.

al-Araby journalist Emily Churchill Zaraa visited one of the workshops of a recent community exchange project that put detainees being held at Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre in touch with young people attending Base 33, a youth centre in Witney Oxfordshire...

31Mar 2016

Music In Detention is now on Facebook

We are very excited to be launching our brand new Facebook page today!

To take a look at our short film, exclusive to the MID Facebook page, please follow this link:  facebook.com/MusicInDetention

Please help us to spread the word by inviting your friends to 'like' our page. 

To find out more about the project behind this film, you can read the...

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