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MID artists to perform at Refugee Tales in Dover

MID artists to perform at Refugee Tales in Dover

12th June 2015

Music In Detention is proud to be showcasing original music by detainees and local people at the Refugee Tales launch on Saturday. 

On stage in Dover’s Market Square, musicians Lucky Moyo and Oliver Seager of Music for Change will perform tracks created during a recent series of Music In Detention workshops with detainees at Dover Immigration Removal Centre, and separately, with service users from Porchlight, a local charity supporting homeless people.

Lucky and Oliver have inspired and supported the two groups to share their ideas and experiences with one another and to create original songs and music, which you will hear on the day. Workshop participants have created songs about their life experiences, emotions, hopes and support for each other – the perfect start for Refugee Tales, a walk in solidarity with refugees and detainees from Dover to Crawley via Canterbury to celebrate Refugee Week 2015.

“This project has given detainees and homeless people in Dover the chance to connect and send each other messages of support. We’re delighted to be a part of Refugee Tales, and to enable people detained so close by to participate, through their own music, in the launch event on Saturday,” said Music In Detention’s Director, John Speyer.

“Music helps detainees and disadvantaged people who have been through difficult experiences overcome a state of insecurity and find support in each other,” added Speyer. “It also brings about a deeper understanding and connection between them.”

The Refugee Tales launch will take place on Saturday 13th June, in Dover’s Market Square (postcode CT16 1PH), starting at 10.00 am.