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CONGRATULATIONS TO THEATRE TÉMOIN!

Bedford Music in Detention delivered by Bedford Creative Arts in partnership with The Higgins Bedford is delighted to announce a new commission, ‘Routes Bedford’ as part of ‘Routes’ by Theatre Témoin. Routes Bedford will be a large-scale puppetry and sound installation theatre piece. Over the course of six workshops in early autumn, Theatre Témoin will construct the puppets

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Open Call for Journeys Artist Residency with BedMID at The Higgins, Bedford

Open call for artists’ proposals. Bedford Music In Detention delivered by Bedford Creative Arts, in partnership with The Higgins, Bedford are inviting applications from socially engaged artists, working across art forms to undertake a residency at The Higgins, Bedford. The work produced during the residency will be showcased at The Higgins at the end of

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BedMID at Refugee Week 2018

Refugee week is fast approaching and BedMID is gearing up to launch two new pieces of work. Johanne Hudson Lett has been developing the music from the ‘Countrywide CD’ released during Refugee Week 2017, alongside making new songs with participants from Friends of Refugees, Bedfordshire. Roshi Nasehi has been working with refugee family participants from Bedford’s Kings Arms Project on an

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Exciting Opportunities With BedMID

BedMID (Bedford Music in Detention) is delighted to announce two exciting new opportunities!   Artist call out for new commission from BedMID A new music or music-led commission for an artist whose practice explores aspects of identity, migration and working with detainees or refugees. The commission requires the artist to involve participants in the process

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Yarl’s Wood Music Workshops – A Closer Look

Music In Detention (MID) is a national charity, which uses participatory music making to improve the mental wellbeing of immigration detainees and to integrate detainees into local communities. Based within Bedford Creative Arts, Bedford MID is a partnership between MID and local voluntary, community and arts organisations in Bedford. Our workshops use drumming, percussion, singing,

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Hope Stories for Refugee Week

To mark Refugee Week, Bedford Music in Detention is sharing the music created by women detained in Yarl’s Wood International Rescue Centre and the students at Biddenham Upper School. In 2014, this pioneering collaboration produced a series of songs that explored issues around immigration and life in the IRC. Musicians Aga Serugo-Lugo and Jack Sharp led

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