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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...

10Mar 2016

MID's Chair speaks at TEDxEastEnd

In January, TEDxEastEnd held an event titled “Society Beyond Borders” which included presentations on a host of stimulating ideas about borders and migration. One of the speakers was our founder and Chair Sue Lukes, who talked about her family’s history and how this has shaped her work and views on migration. She also gave MID a great plug! You...

17Dec 2015

Launching Our Fab New Music Player!

Music In Detention has been making music with immigration detainees and communities living nearby for over ten years. In this time over 500 music tracks have been produced which are now available on MID's brand new music player! CLICK on the purple icon on the right to be taken to the player.

Listeners will be able to comment on...

17Dec 2015

Funding Update

We're thrilled to announce that we have been awarded £10,000 by a funder who wishes to keep their name under wraps, as well as £3,000 from D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.  

We would like to thank them for their very generous support...

17Dec 2015

Welcome to Jih-Wen Yeh, the New Bedford MID Programme Co-ordinator

We're very pleased to welcome Jih-Wen Yeh as the new Programme Co-ordinator for Bedford MID. She brings with her a wealth of experience having trained in dance, worked as project manager of Chinatown Arts Space and is also Artistic Director of Step Out Arts. Jih-Wen has also been delivering workshops for Music In Detention for several years...

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