Double Platinum for HMP Grampian Creative Media Unit

Huge congratulations to our HMP Grampian participants in this year’s Koestler Awards. Shmu submitted 21 entries from the Creative Media Unit and received 10 awards - including 2 Platinum Awards!

The Koestler Awards is an annual event which celebrates the arts in criminal justice – with prisoners from all over the UK submitting creative work.

Date added: 18/11/2020

shmuFM celebrates Kindness Day UK on Fri 13/11

Kindness Day UK is a nationally-recognised day for the celebration of kindness in society and day-to-day life, it also encourages individual acts of kindness.

We'll be celebrating kindness in our communities on lots of our shmuFM shows this week, with some very special shows going out on Friday (13th November). Stay tuned to our social media for details each day! 

Date added: 10/11/2020

Celebrate Book Week Scotland with shmu

Shmu are joining forces with Aberdeen City Libraries to celebrate Book Week Scotland this week. 

Date added: 09/11/2020

shmu awarded funding from new Creative Communities Programme

shmu is one of nearly 40 organisations around Scotland to have been awarded funding from Inspiring Scotlands new Creative Communities Programme, which will support the development of grassroots creative and cultural initiatives. 

Date added: 03/11/2020

Torry's Vision Winter 2020 Delivery

If you live in Torry keep an eye out for the latest edition of Torry’s Vision being delivered very soon.  

This edition has information about the Hands off our Green Space campaign, Torry’s Best Start Smile Pantry and Victoria Road School.  

You can also read the magazine online here

Date added: 22/10/2020

shmu awarded new funding from Youth Music Initiative

shmu have been awarded £15,000 from Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) Strengthening Youth Music Fund .

The funding will help create a new Aberdeen Youth Music Partnership (AYMP) and will build on the solid foundations created by the YMI-funded ‘Aberdeen Youth Music Forum’, which concluded in 2019.  

Date added: 21/10/2020

Winter Edition of Seaton Scene

Seaton Scene volunteers are currently working on their Winter edition.  

Date added: 12/10/2020

We're recruiting!

We're looking for two exceptional, innovative, community-minded individuals to join our team and work on some exciting new projects!

The £1.5m transformation of shmu HQ in Woodside, Aberdeen has created a visionary creative media hub for the region and we're now looking for a Community TV Development Worker & a Website Design Assistant to join our team.

Date added: 06/10/2020

Job Vacancy: Film Access Scotland Development Manager

Film Access Scotland are recruiting a new Development Manager – a fantastic new job opportunity to support and grow the moving image and media access sector in Scotland.

Film Access Scotland is a sector development organisation which represents leading moving image and media access organisations working with communities (both geographic and of interest) across Scotland, and is Chaired by our very own CEO, Murray Dawson, who was instrumental in the organisation's development. 

Date added: 06/10/2020

We're gearing up for a safe return to shmu HQ!

We've been busy gearing up for when we can return to shmu HQ!

Distancing and safety measures are being put in place, including the installation of perspex screens in some areas.

Pictured are some of our Youth Radio Project participants, who were lucky enough to take part in our first live show since March on Saturday 26th September!

Date added: 02/10/2020