New Events

You'll find all the latest events in Renfrewshire that have been added to the website right here!

Punk & Ska Night

Punk & Ska Night

17th December 2021

Head along to The Bungalow for an alternative Christmas night out with live music from Fire Exit, Skaledonia, Sequence 369 & Scunnurt!
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Pond Doctor with Froglife and RSPB Scotland

Pond Doctor with Froglife and RSPB Scotland

24th April 2021
Online Event

Froglife and RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond are joining forces for this virtual Pond Doctor event on Saturday 24th April!
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Writing Awards

Writing Awards

23rd May 2021
National Event

Join us for a live online event to celebrate the winners and shortlisted entries from the SMHAF Writing Competition.
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DOCMA: Filmmaking Workshop

DOCMA: Filmmaking Workshop

22nd May 2021
National Event

Come along to SMHAF 2021's DOCMA Filmmaking Workshop on Zoom where rules will be explained and roles allocated!
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Grief

Grief

22nd May 2021
National Event

Join SMHAF for a series of screenings, bringing together a diverse collection of stories to explore the expansiveness of grief.
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Love Bound + Imogen

Love Bound + Imogen

17th May 2021 - 23rd May 2021
National Event

SMHAF are screening Love Bound and Imogen, two raw and compelling documentaries highlighting the challenges parents and families face in supporting young people with severe mental illness.
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Certified Mail

Certified Mail

17th May 2021 - 23rd May 2021
National Event

Certified Mail, the debut film by Egyptian director Hisham Saqr, is about finding inner strength while living with mental illness, catch the UK Premier as part of SMHAF 2021.
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Dead Souls’ Vacation

Dead Souls’ Vacation

17th May 2021 - 23rd May 2021
National Event

Dead Souls' Vacation is an absurd, intimate slice of post-Soviet life, this documentary chronicles the relationship between a once popular Georgian musician and his elderly mother.
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FilmMedicine

FilmMedicine

19th May 2021
National Event

FilmMedicine, part of SMHAF, is a selection of short films which bring a fresh eye to our understanding of illnesses of the body and mind, and a visual energy to recovery or acceptance.
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‘Normal?’ Conversations

‘Normal?’ Conversations

18th May 2021
National Event

Join two conversations with artists about subjects related to mental health and 'Normality?', hosted hosted by SMHAF's Andrew Eaton-Lewis.
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Lived Experience

Lived Experience

15th May 2021
National Event

Personal experiences with mental health problems inspired each of these shorts, ranging from animation and experimental film to documentary and drama, part of SMHAF 2021.
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Judy Versus Capitalism

Judy Versus Capitalism

14th May 2021
National Event

Don't miss the Scottish premier of Judy Versus Capitalism the lyrical documentary by Mike Hoolboom, recounting radical feminist Judy Rebick's experiences as an activist and living with a divided self.
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Nature

Nature

14th May 2021
National Event

The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is Nature and SMHAF are marking the occasion with a selection of short films which explore the relationship between nature, mental health and wellbeing!
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I’ll Be Your Mirror

I’ll Be Your Mirror

10th May 2021 - 16th May 2021
National Event

As part of SMHAF 2021, filmmaker and artist Johanna Faust goes on a journey to understand her identity as a mother and an artist against a family history of bipolar disorder.
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Screen Test

Screen Test

11th May 2021
National Event

Screen Test, part of SMHAF, is a workshop focusing on interactive exercises for curious creative practitioners, with a view to exploring the future of made-for-screen pieces.
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Normality II

Normality II

8th May 2021
National Event

By turns experimental, surreal, and uncanny, these international short films, screened as part of SMHAF, how mental ill health and the factors that contribute to it can become normalised in society.
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Neighbors

Neighbors

7th May 2021
National Event

As part of SMHAF, the documentary Neighbors, which follows a group of people as they readjust to normality after spending decades in a psychiatric institution, will have it's Scottish premiere.
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Normality I

Normality I

7th May 2021
National Event

These short films being screened as part of SMHAF 2021 explore how our daily lives and mental health are influenced by sexuality, neurodiversity, body image and long-term health conditions.
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DOCMA

DOCMA

5th May 2021
National Event

Come along to SMHAF 2021's DOCMA Filmmaking Workshop on Zoom where rules will be explained and roles allocated!
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Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival International Film Awards

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival International Film Awards

3rd May 2021
National Event

Join SMHAF on 3rd May for a special online event to celebrate the very best submissions to their annual International Film Competition!
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Kilmacolm Plant Sale
Come along to Kilmacolm on Saturday 24th April for the annual Spring Plant Sale in aid of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
Paisley Farmers Market
Ayrshire Farmers Markets hold a market in Paisley Town Centre on the second and last Saturdays of each month!
Aled Jones: UK Cathedral Tour - POSTPONED
40 years since Aled was a choirboy at Bangor Cathedral, he bring his special concert of music and stories to cathedrals throughout the UK including a night at Paisley Abbey!
The Drive-In Cinema Spring Tour
The ultimate retro cinema experience, The Drive-In Cinema, is back for a Spring Tour on Sunday 2nd May when they'll be screening a mix of sing-a-long movies!
Scooter - God Save The Rave Tour - POSTPONED
Coming all the way from Germany, Scooter are bringing their unmistakable brand of hard dance music to UK shores with their God Save The Rave tour! Don't miss them at intu Braehead arena in April!

Popular Venues

Beacon Arts Centre Braehead Arena Johnstone Town Hall Paisley Arts Centre The Bungalow Paisley