shmu Annual Report 2022-23

This is our Annual Report for the financial year 2022-23

Date added: 31/01/2024

shmu Youth Rap Project MkIII

Following the success of shmu's youth rap project, we are running another round in early 2024, again aimed at pupils in Primary 7 and Secondary One.

Open to children in Primary 7 or Secondary 1 attending Lochside, St Machar or Northfield Academies or their associated Primary schools, as well as children currently resident in Cummings Park, Middlefield, Northfield, Tillydrone, Seaton, Woodside or Torry, regardless of school attended.

Date added: 20/01/2024

Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) policy is in the process of being enshrined in law. This has implications for all projects and work with young people up to an including 18-year-olds.

Date added: 18/12/2023

Challenge Poverty Week - The Poverty Alliance

SHMU were delighted to be asked by the Poverty Alliance to support them in recording a series of podcasts for Challenge Poverty Week 2023.  


Date added: 03/11/2023

shmu Young Filmmakers Club

We're really delighted to announce the launch of our Young Filmmakers Club, which starts on 8th November 2023!

Thanks to funding from the Sean Connery Foundation and Cashback for Communities, our newest FREE youth project is aimed at young people aged 14-17 from across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire who have a genuine interest in filmmaking and would like to develop skills in all areas of the process - from initial concept and storyboarding, to filming, editing and everything inbetween! 

Date added: 27/09/2023

Meet Ayesha

Meet Ayesha 

The Mastrick Matters team wanted to use the shmu page to introduce you to some of the staff and volunteers who are involved with shmu. Recently we spoke to our Media Development Worker, Ayesha Zielinski who joined shmu in 2021. 

Here are some of the things Ayesha had to say about working at shmu.

Ayesha, can you tell us about your role here at shmu?

Date added: 31/08/2023

BFI Academy 2023

Please note -  Applications for the BFI Acadamy 2023 have now closed.

Date added: 08/08/2023

We are Recruiting!

As a result of significant investment over the next three years, we are looking for three dynamic and passionate film educators/makers to support the growth of our formal and informal film education and practical filmmaking programmes across North East Scotland. 

Date added: 14/06/2023

shmu Summer Activities 2023

Summer at shmu is all about being creative, developing new skills, making friends and having fun!

This summer we have a series of One Day Challenges in Radio, Film and Music for young people in the regeneration communities of Aberdeen City, as well as a week long Summer Film school open to young people across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire!

Date added: 14/06/2023

Friday Film Club

We're delighted to announce our newest activity for young people, Friday Film Club!

Open to young people aged 12-17 with an active interest in film and living in Tillydrone, Woodside, Torry, Middlefield, Seaton, Northfield or Cummings Park, sessions take place at shmu on Friday evenings from 5pm to 8pm and include a hot snack. 

Date added: 30/05/2023