Hear Me Out


How you can help

Whether you donate, volunteer, or simply spread the word, you can make a difference to people in immigration detention.

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.

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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

Fundraising isn’t just about marathons and coffee mornings, although if that’s what you want to do, that’s just fine by us. But there’s a world of other ways you can raise funds to help people held in UK immigration detention centres – and they can be creative and fun. So, right now, it could be a COVID-friendly ticketed event, a virtual jam or choir evening, a music pub quiz or livestream kitchen discos. And it’s easy to do. Either set up a JustGiving fundraising page and spread the word about what you’re doing to help people held in UK immigration detention centres (social media is great for this). Or you can return the money directly to us here We’d love to hear about your fundraising ideas. So please drop John, our director, an email and let him know what you’re planning.

Leave music for the world with a gift in your Will

From the moment we’re first soothed by lullabies, music means so much to us throughout our lives. Now you can share your love of music with people held in immigration detention centres for many years after you’re gone, by leaving a gift in your Will to Hear Me Out. The music you share will live on in their hearts forever, because music never leaves us. As a small charity, every gift of any size can transform lives. And we’re proof of the power of leaving a legacy in your Will as that was how our work was first founded.
If this is something you’d like to do, just let your wishes be known to your solicitor when you make or update your Will and give them these details: Hear Me Out registered charity number: 1119049 Hear Me Out Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd London E1 6LA For more information or advice, please contact John who is always happy to help.

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.

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