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18Jul 2013

Wanted: Volunteer Workshop Assistants

We are looking for volunteers who would like to gain experience of supporting music-making workshops in detention centres and in neighbouring community settings. 

It can be a tremendously rewarding experience to bring music and self–expression to people going through tough times and help them to connect with each other and to their own sense of...

4Jul 2013

Funding update

We are very pleased to announce that we have received a grant of £7,000 from the Allen Lane Foundation. We thank them for supporting our work...

4Jul 2013

Check out our music uploads

Please take a look at the music section for recently uploaded music from some of our past projects. We are continually updating our archive so do check back! ...

4Jul 2013

Latest project in Oxford

We're very excited to report that we've just finished a project linking detainees at Campsfield House IRC and members of Crisis Skylight, Oxford. 

The project, which ran over six days in the last two weeks, involved songwriting, singing, rapping, drumming, recording and even some live sketching of the sessions both in Crisis and at Campsfield. We...

7Mar 2013

Yoana's recollections of a MID project

In January, we told you about an exciting project which took place last October between young people at The Challenge Network in Hillingdon and men detained in Harmondsworth detention centre. Several months on, we wanted to share the reflections of Yoana, a young woman who took part in the project, and of her enduring memories of the experience...

7Mar 2013

Welcome to Caitlin

Caitlin Procter has been involved with MID for some time now, starting out as a student observing our workshops for her university assignments, then as an office volunteer, and now we are extremely pleased to welcome her as our colleague!

Caitlin explains her new role with MID:

I am delighted to have received funding through the Vodafone World of...

7Mar 2013

Hello from Liza

Well, I’ve been back in my role as Programme Manager for just over a month now, since returning from maternity leave, and it’s been great catching-up on all the developments, and getting in touch with some new, and some more familiar faces.

I want to say a huge thank you to Zoe Burton, who did an excellent job covering my role, and left everything...

7Mar 2013

Funding update

We’re extremely pleased to announce that we have been awarded £15000 by the Network for Social Change and £5000 by the Evan Cornish Foundation. We are very grateful to both these funders for their support...

24Jan 2013

Good practice event at Haslar IRC.

In early December a group of people involved in MID and the new MID Gosport local partnership came together to help put together a good practice framework. We need to do this in order to support the quality of a growing range of activity, as our established workshop programme is supplemented by new activities involving detainees and local...

24Jan 2013

The Challenge meets Harmondsworth and the project lives on!

In the run up to October half term last year a group of young people were inspired by the stories they had heard about people's experiences of detention to sign up for a week long intensive music making project, running in tandem with sessions at Harmondsworth detention centre. The young people created their own musical compositions showing...

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