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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...

10Nov 2015

Funding update

We're extremely pleased to announce that we have been awarded £10,000 by the AB Charitable Trust. We would like to thank them for their very generous support...

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...

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