Gillespie Park Nature Reserve, North London
“I remember putting on my nappy in the toilet at the service station thinking this is fucking surreal..I remember when we were driving to the airport I was feeling terrified but as soon as we got through the fence I remember feeling a wave of calmness and focus because I felt at that point we were just doing the best we could to give people a better chance of a safe life here.'
“For the first couple of hours we weren't sure what was gonna happen, we weren't sure if it was actually gonna stop the plane but once the they took the stairs away from the plane it seemed they weren't gonna do it that night, that was a moment of relief. We weren't just gonna get up and go at that point because we didn't trust they weren't still going to try but we felt we had accomplished what we had come to do.”
Nicholas Sigsworth, 29, is from Yorkshire and has a bachelor degree in music and and a master in music psychology. He is a trained violinist and has worked at the Bridge Project teaching children the violin. For a couple of years Nick was house sharing with people who were seeking asylum and got an understanding of the fear they lived in dealing with the Home Office. Knowing people who were supporting people in detention centres and from talking to them he learned more about the horrors of the immigration system and how exhausting the struggle is to safe guard people rights. Through Detained Voices Nick heard people's personal stories of the fear of deportation which made him feel compelled to do something about it.
- Kristian Buus
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- Portraits of the Stansted 15