Community Exchange Project - Music In Detention

Monday, February 27, 2012 - Thursday, March 15, 2012

Music in Detention uses music-making as a way of bringing about a human connection between detainees in Immigration Removal Centres and residents outside them. Detainees involved in these exchanges gain a sense of connection to people in the wider community outside the IRC, and psychological support from that contact and the creative exchange this brings. Community participants gain in skills and confidence from working and recording with professional musicians, and encounter a different culture. They also learn about what brings detainees to the UK and their experience of detention, and are able to empathise with a migrant or asylum seeker’s experience.

This joint partnership is AMC's/MID's fourth Community based project. The project ran for 3 weeks between Yarlswood IRC and Bedford Family Group and is delivered by AMC's artists in residence Shammi Pithia and Micheal Goodey.