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Shims News 2020

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

Shims News 2019

On Friday 20th September 2019 we are having a musical evening at the Brisbane House Hotel, Largs
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May 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. Email for details

January 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. Email for details

Shims News 2018

November: Invisible- The Musical will be performed on 23rd November 2018 at Linlthgow Bowling Club 730pm £7 inc buffet ( More Details )

October 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

July SHIMS are performing Invisible - The Musical at The Lounge Clubroom, Main Street, Largs on Friday the 6th and Friday the 20th July 2018 as well as Saturday 7th and Saturday 21st July 2018 ( More Details )

1st March Due to Weather Warning tonight’s show ( 01/03/18 ) has been cancelled. Tomorrow’s show will go ahead.

26th Feb Drew Cochrane and Guido Corvi speak on Kaye Adams Radio show about Invisible at 09.00 Today.

3rd Feb SHIMS are performing Invisible - The Musical at Harbour Atrs Centre, Irvine on 01/03/18 and 02/03/18 ( More Details )

Shims News 2017

10th Nov SHIMS are performing Invisible - The Musical at The Tannahill Centre, Paisley on 24/11/17 ( More Details )

25th July SHIMS are appearing with The Largs Players at the clubroom in Lounge performing Invisible. As of today's date, we have carried out three shows, with five more to go. This has been reviewed in the Largs and Millport weekly News

1st May SHIMS and the BIEN will be on the John Beattie show Radio Scotland on the 1st May to talk about the musical Invisible. A link to the interview which starts 39 mins into show can be found here

1st February we continued rehearsals at Largs.

Since then we have met every 2nd Wednesday in Largs along with volunteers from the Sunshine club and The BIEN.

We hope to film parts of the rehearsal at the end of March.

Shims News 2016

SHIMS started the year off with a visit to Paisley on the 7th January. The Sunshine Club was the venue.

Since then we have concentrated on our musical rehearsals involving both the Sunshine Club and The BIEN from Dumbarton.

Regular rehearsals at Spinners Gate Paisley have taken place.

We still continue to perform and in May we played at the AGM for the RHIS in Paisley.

Also appeared at the HIID conference in May with four of us taking part.

At the start of June SHIMS travelled up to the Ten year anniversary of the BIEN group.

Next on the agenda is a return to Spinners Gate at the end of this month for another rehearsal.

Shims News 2015

October 2015

We played at the Sunshine Club on the16th Oct. Four of us played here today and we performed the songs from our forth coming musical called Invisible.

Members of the Sunshine Club have volunteered to take part in the musical.

We also hope to have volunteers from the BIEN (brain injury experience network) West Dunbarton Council club

August 2015 

On the 10th August SHIMS will be playing at Musselburgh East Community Learning Centre, Haddington Road, Musselburgh EH21 8JJ. for Headway East Lothian. !pm – 3.30pm looking forward to this.

June 2015

Had a great day playing for the Sunshine Club annual meeting in Paisley at Wheelers Gate. Thanks to everybody who came along and thanks for the Curry!! Brilliant.

May 2015

19th May: The musical is a step further. The  script is more or less finished. Next we will be looking for a Drama group to get involved.

20th May: SHIMS are at the HIID conference, then next week head to Dumbarton.
The musical is a step further. The  script is more or less finished. Next we will looking for a Drama group to get involved.

27th May SHIMS played for the BIEN in Dumbarton. Had a great day many thanks to Steven for organising the gig.

March 2015

Thursday 19th March we visited the Partnership for Inclusion centre in Kilmarnock. To follow on from this meeting we will be playing at the Park Hotel Kilmarnock on the 17th April as part of a function they are organising.

Also on the 24th April we will be heading up to the Sunshine Club , Ferguslie Park ,Paisley.

In May we will be one of the exhibitors at the HIID (Head Injury Information Day) conference which takes place on the 20th May at the Central Hotel Glasgow 0930-1230 Digby Brown Solicitors have again kindly gave us a table.

We have also been working on our musical which we hope to perform this year.


2014 proved to be another successful year for SHIMS .

Feb 7th Mansfield Church

Feb 14th Sunshine Club Renfrewshire Head Injury Services Paisley

Feb 19th CD launch at Dumbarton St Augustine’s Scottish Episcopal church

March 20th Stroke club at Inchinin Renfrewshire

April 30th Toronto via Skype

May 15th HIID conference Central Hotel Glasgow

July !st GCIL Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living 117-127 Brook Street Glasgow

July 17th Three Towns night at the Grant Arms Stevenston

August 7th ABI café Kirkintilloch Ceartas Advocacy and Headway Glasgow

Sept 17th Grand Hall Kilmarnock East Ayrshire Council

Oct 17th Sunshine Club Paisley

Oct 28th Irvine Stroke club Irvine

Oct 31st East Ayrshire Advocacy Park Hotel Kilmarnock

Skype with CHIRS Toronto this month

Nov 10th Inner Wheel Paisley

Nov 12th Skype to Toronto hook up with CHIRS


Feb 1st Dirrans head injury unit kilwinning

Feb 15th Sunshine club Renfrewshire Head Injury Service Paisley

March 7th ABI Café Ceartas Advocacy and Headway Glasgow Kirkintilloch

April Stroke club Vineburgh centre Irvine

May 15th ABI seminar for Ceartas Advocacy played SHIMS songs

May 16th Hiid conference Central Hotel Glasgow

June 9th Sunshine club Renfrewshire Head Injury Services Paisley

July 26th Murdostoun Neurodisability Center

Sept 22 Dalry Masonic Folk 4 Heroes night

Oct 4th Sunshine Club with projector for words

Nov 7th Headway Hamilton CD launch Burnbank centre Hamilton

Nov 1st Project started with Digby Brown Solicitors to produce SHIMS CD