How you can help
Are you in detention?
We’d love you to join us at one of our music sessions. We have something for every skill level and all kinds of musicians. Guided by our talented Lead Artists, our workshops use a combination of drumming, percussion, singing, songwriting and dance, inspired by cultures and musicians from across the world.
Have you been in detention?
We’re looking for people who want to go on making music after release. Our team offers music residencies and professional and creative mentoring to a growing network of people who’ve experienced immigration detention. We know life outside can still be tough so we’re here to help all we can.
Make a donation
Our team is small and effective. But we need you to join us too. When you make a donation to Hear Me Out, you will help us to bring release through music to even more people who are held in UK immigration detention. Also, if you’re a UK taxpayer, you can increase your donation by 25%. Just let us know and we’ll claim the tax on your donation back from the government.
Share the music
If people are ever to properly understand what is happening in immigration detention centres, they need to hear the voices from behind the walls. By sharing the music made in our workshops on your social media or with your friends, you will reveal the real human stories – people with hopes, fears and loves, just like ourselves. And the raw talent behind music that’s freed from behind walls.
Volunteer your skills and live your beliefs
We know that when you feel strongly about an issue, it’s important to find your way to make a difference. So if you want to use your skills to help us with our work, please get in touch. We particularly need help with musical, admin, evaluation and communications as more and more people held in immigration detention centres seek release through our music sessions.
Use your creativity to fundraise
Leave music for the world with a gift in your Will
Join a chorus of music-lovers bringing refuge and release to immigration detainees
If you love music, you know the power it has. When you’re held in UK immigration detention with no end in sight, music can be the difference between keeping or losing your sanity. By giving the joy of playing and writing music, you help those taken away find refuge, strength and release. An escape from the daily mental torture of being locked up inside. That’s the power of music.