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11Jun 2015

What Music in Detention does at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre

Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre is the main centre in the UK for the detention of women and adult families. It has been the subject of intense scrutiny and various campaigns.  Music In Detention, an independent charity, has been providing music workshops for detainees at Yarl’s Wood since 2008.

Yarl’s Wood’s Independent Monitoring Board (a...

19Mar 2015

A decade of MID workshops

This week marks the 10th anniversary of our first ever music workshop. To celebrate, we have released a video of a unique musical collaboration that took place last year between Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) and a group of local Oxfordshire teenagers.

Whilst the two groups in the video were unable to physically meet, we helped...

3Mar 2015

Report of Parliamentary Detention Inquiry published today

Today’s launch of the cross-party Parliamentary report into the use of immigration detention is a significant event for everyone working in the sector.  The report calls for a 28-day time limit on detention (currently there is no time limit) and for fundamental changes in the way detention is used in the UK.  It has received front-page coverage...

9Dec 2014

Trustee vacancy

MID is looking for an able and motivated individual, with professional experience in the music or wider arts sector, to strengthen its committed and experienced Board of Trustees

MID's Board meets 4 times a year in London.  We also seek to involve Trustees in the work of the organisation outside of Board meetings, for example by visiting music...

27Nov 2014

Feedback from staff at Campsfield House

Richard Brown, as Regimes Manager, is responsible for running the fitness suite, sports hall, library, study centre, competitions, community events and all activities delivered by external organisations, such as Yoga, First Aid classes with the Red Cross, story -telling sessions with Fusion Arts and MID workshops. Richard started out in the...

24Oct 2014

Annual Report and Accounts

Music In Detention has issued its Annual Report and Accounts for 2013-14.  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...

7Oct 2014

Vacancy: Programme Co-ordinator for Solent Music In Detention

Music In Detention and the New Theatre Royal Portsmouth are entering into a new partnership, to develop participatory music opportunities for immigration detainees at Haslar Immigration Removal Centre and the local community in the Gosport and Solent area.

We are now recruiting a Programme Co-ordinator to lead the development of the Music In...

27Jun 2014

Unheard Voices: Sounds of MID CD

We have just produced a new brochure about the work of MID which you can download by clicking on the link below. 


1Mar 2014

Launch event for Bedford Music In Detention

On 31st January we held our launch event for Bedford MID in the Bunyan Meeting, a beautiful church in the centre of Bedford, named after the writer and preacher John Bunyan. The aim of the event was to showcase the amazing work we do in Bedfordshire’s immigration removal centre, Yarl’s Wood, to an audience of local musicians, politicians and...

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