shims group at music rehearsals

SHIMS is a self-help music group formed by musicians who have for whatever reason sustained a head/brain injury. They are volunteer run and there is no cost to join. The group meet regularly in North Ayrshire and welcome new members.
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SHIMS also go out into the community where they perform by telling their stories through music and hope that this will give an insight into all the challenges one can face in dealing with a head injury and how invisible it can be to others. They have also worked with the Brain Injury Experience Network (BIEN) group from West Dunbartonshire and have recorded CDs, the most recent being “Holdin’ On”.

In 2017 SHIMS are working on a musical / film.with the Sunshine Club from Paisley and the BIEN from West Dunbarton.We thank GSK for their continual support.

If you would like to download a link to a powerpoint slide show built by one of our members please click here


Click Here to view SHIMS and Sunshine Club performance of Invisible
performed on 10 May 2019 at the Beacon Art centre Greenock

SHIMS are performing at the Sunshine Club on the 14th Feb 2020 Ferguslie Park Tannanhill Centre.

On Friday 20th September 2019 we are having a musical evening at the Brisbane House Hotel, Largs
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SHIMS are performing Invisible - The Musical at Beacon Art Centre studio a theatre in Greenock On 10 May 2019 then Newton Bar in Millport on 24th May 2019.
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SHIMS are performing Invisible - The Musical at The Lounge Clubroom, Main Street, Largs on Friday, 11th January 2019 Tickets Cost £8, A two course meal for £10 will be available at The Lounge for Ticket Holders.
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Invisible- The Musical will be performed on 23rd November 2018 at Linlthgow Bowling Club 730pm £7 inc buffet
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SHIMS in association with Quarriers are performing Invisible - The Musical at The Wynd theatre,Paisley on Friday the 12th October at 7.30 pm ( More Details )

To read a review of Invisible click here