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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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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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Traversing Borders

Traversing Borders

22nd April 2021 - 8th May 2021
Online Event

Experimental art collectives Exotero and YAMI-ICHI launch Traversing Borders: a digital programme of free, participatory events to help emerging artists find their footing in the art industry.
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The King is Back: Ben Portsmouth is Elvis

The King is Back: Ben Portsmouth is Elvis

19th November 2021

Internationally renowned as one, if not The Best Elvis Tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth comes to The Town House, Hamilton on Friday 19th November!
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The Absolute Elvis Show

The Absolute Elvis Show

25th September 2021

Elvis tribute act, Johnny Lee Memphis will perform with his ten-piece band at Lanark Memorial Hall on Saturday 25th September!
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Paul’s First Missionary Journey

Paul’s First Missionary Journey

27th April 2021
Online Event Lanarkshire

Drama Kirk return with the third installment of their series of dramatized studies 'Paul, a man changed forever' on Tuesday 27th April.
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Become a Mentor - Young Scottish Talent Virtual Info Session

Become a Mentor - Young Scottish Talent Virtual Info Session

21st April 2021
Online Event

Join MCR Pathways on Wednesday 21st April and learn about mentoring with the Young Scottish Talent programme, helping young people achieve their full potential.
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Thunder’s Danny Bowes & Luke Morley: The First 50 Years

Thunder’s Danny Bowes & Luke Morley: The First 50 Years

3rd November 2021

Join Thunder founder members Danny Bowes and Luke Morley at Airdrie Town Hall as they discuss the highs and lows of life in Britain's most popular and enduring rock band with rock writer Mick Wall!
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FunBox: How To Be A Superhero Virtual Show

FunBox: How To Be A Superhero Virtual Show

17th April 2021 - 25th April 2021
Online Event

It’s time to pull on your spandex, grab your capes and head up, up and away from the comfort of your homes as FUNBOX present a very special online version of 'How To Be A Superhero'!
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Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards

Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards

22nd April 2021
Online Event

The Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards has been honouring Scotland's incredible young people for 15 years, join them for this year's online awards ceremony on Thursday 22nd April!
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The McDougalls: Big Splash - Virtual Show for Families

The McDougalls: Big Splash - Virtual Show for Families

1st May 2021 - 3rd May 2021
Online Event

Everyone's favourite children's theatre company, The Mcdougalls, return with a brand new virtual musical show for all the family!
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Popular Events

New Lanark Markets
New Lanark's regular indoor and outdoor market's showcase the best of hand-made products from designers and producers across Scotland!
Castlebank Drop-in Plant Sale
Shop local and get your garden looking great this spring by visiting Castlebank Horticultural Centre's drop-in plant sale on Monday 19th April!
Lanark Market Car Boot Sale
An undercover car boot sale is held at Lanark Agricultural Market on Sundays throughout the year from 8am to 2pm!
Kids Party In The Park
After the massive success of Kids Party In The Park 2019, Disco Domes are back at Strathclyde Park on Friday 29th April 2022 for another amazing kids festival!
Alice in Wonderland
Join Alice as she journeys down the rabbit hole and into the heart of Wonderland, meeting all kinds of curious creatures along the way when Motherwell's Easter Extravaganza goes online!

Popular Venues

Airdrie Town Hall East Kilbride Arts Centre East Kilbride Village Theatre Lanark Memorial Hall Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre Rutherglen Town Hall The Town House Hamilton