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4Nov 2015

2015 Annual Report and Accounts

Music In Detention has issued its Annual Report and Accounts for 2014-15.  The report gets across the real flavour of our work, with examples of projects and lots of extracts from feedback from participants and partners - as well as full information about our organisation, work programme, and finances.

You can download the Annual Report and...

29Oct 2015

MID Practice Forum - 29th October 2015

On Thursday 29th October MID held its Practice Forum at the Kobi Nazrul Centre in East London.

Music In Detention runs Practice Forums once or twice a year to bring together lots of different members of the MID family, including practitioners, the core team, volunteers, researchers and colleagues from partner organisations to discuss practice and...

27Oct 2015

Blog by MID volunteer Alicia: Jammin' & Bluesin'

I have been volunteering in the office at Music In Detention (MID) for the last two months and I was really excited when I found out I was going to the YMCA in Hayes, and Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) to experience my first music workshops. I met the artists for this project, Shammi and Oliver at my first stop, which was the YMCA...

21Oct 2015

Vacancy: Bedford MID Programme Co-ordinator

Are you passionate about informal and inclusive music-making?

Come and manage our Bedford Music In Detention Programme.

Launched in January 2014, the Bedford Music In Detention Programme delivers high quality, inclusive music-making workshops for the women in Yarls Wood Immigration Removal Centre. After two years of successful delivery, Bedford MID...

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...

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