North East Culture Collective seeks practitioners

An opportunity to work & create with diverse community groups

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Dr Alan McCue from the University of Aberdeen visits shmu

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Aberdeen Youth Music Partnership will work to strengthen sector in 2022

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Four Koestler Awards handed out despite covid restrictions

What is shmu?

Station House Media Unit (shmu), established as a charity in 2003, is one of the core cultural organisations in Aberdeen, and is at the forefront of Community Media development in Scotland, supporting residents in the seven regeneration areas of the city in radio and video production, traditional and on-line publications, music production and digital inclusion. The organisation also supports other disadvantaged communities, both geographic and communities of interest, with an employability and training arm and a programme for offenders, both pre and post release.

Our building may be closed during the current coronavirus period, but we're still working, supporting and creating (albeit remotely) and are aware that, as a community service, we have an important role to play regarding information sharing and community support, see our Tell Us campaign for more.

Latest news

shmu’s One Day Challenge

Are you up for making a film or preparing and broadcasting a live radio programme from scratch in just one day? 

If you live in Tillydrone, Woodside, Torry, Middlefield, Seaton, Northfield or Cummings Park, come and join us at shmu HQ in Woodside, Aberdeen in the second week of the school holidays for shmu’s One Day Challenge.  Our challenge sessions will give you a taster of what goes into creating your own film or radio programme and how much fun it can be. 

Date added: 21/04/2022

An exciting digital broadcasting future for the city

We are applying for a small-scale Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) licence through Ofcom to run an initiative that will provide an exciting opportunity for the future of radio in the city.

The new Small Scale DAB platform will carry up to twenty different stations in digital quality and will provide an affordable long-term digital future for many existing broadcasters, as well as offering a platform to support local broadcasters to flourish.

Date added: 19/04/2022

Pitching Up - a new project from 57N, shmu & PitchPlay Music

Our new Pitching Up project, run by our 57 North strand, will offer the opportunity for up to 20 young songwriters, singers, producers, composers and musicians to learn and create alongside PitchPlay Music – a dedicated international music publishing service with directors based in Aberdeen and London.

Date added: 08/03/2022