Upcoming events

Discover what's on in the Annan area ... below you will find a list of events happening soon in the Annan area.

There are also regular events, annual events and films at the Lonsdale City Cinema ...

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4th June - 27th August

Exhibition
The Offensive Romans

BurnswarkIs Burnswark Hill the site of a Roman training camp or a scene of bloody conflict between invading Romans and the native people of Southern Scotland?

This question has puzzled archaeologists since the 18th century. An imposing table - top hill in flat surroundings, Burnswark has been an important site throughout the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman occupation of Britain, mediaeval period and 17th century Civil War.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund a team of archaeologists and volunteers carried out a dig in September 2015. Using modern methods of metal detecting, soil testing, and input from experts in the UK and Germany new evidence is being presented to tell the story of Burnswark and the Roman invasion of Scotland.

Drop in gallery activities to accompany the Offensive Romans exhibitionDrop in gallery activities to accompany the Offensive Romans exhibition.
• Design your own Iron Age shield and find out about the weapons native tribes used to defend themselves against the Roman invasion.
• Discover more about Roman weapons and shields. Make a Roman helmet.
• Learn about Roman numerals and take the shopping challenge
• Discover more about Roman altars and tombstones
• Roman gallery trail, quizzes and colouring sheets

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1st July - 31st August

Private Robert AndersonCommemorative Display
on the Battle of the Somme

The Devil’s Porridge Museum is commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme with a display celebrating several local men who served in the Battle.

Research has been done to find out more about our local soldiers who fought and died at the Somme. Although it is difficult to trace every name, several local men will be remembered in a display by the museum, opening on July 1st 2016. The names include Private Joseph W Bowman a drummer with the 17th Battalion Highland Light Infantry, Private William Henry of the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers and Private Robert Anderson of the KOSB.

‘The Somme was a very significant event and one which caused a terrible loss of life. It’s important now that lessons are learnt from history and that we remember those who served and died for our country. If anyone has any further information on any of the men featured in the display, or anyone who served that we have not been able to research, we would be very happy to hear from them.’
Kayleigh Scott, Museum and Learning Manager

The Devil’s Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm / Sunday 10am – 4pm

Adults- £5.00 / Concessions (Over 60s, children aged 5-16)- £4.00
Family Ticket ( 2 adults and up to 3 children)- £12.50

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  • Friday 1st July
  • The Devil’s Porridge Museum
  • Normal entry price

14th August

Organised walk with Annan Walking Group

Glasson Moss & Hadrian’s Wall Path
This fairly a flat walk, mostly on paths, and paths through fields with the latter part being on a small road.

Click here for full details of this walk and Annan Walking Group

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  • Sunday 14th August
  • Hadrian’s Wall
  • Annan at 9.15am
  • £2.00 / Members Free

15th August

SKYLINE PERFORMING TOTS

Preschool Performing Arts Classes  for children ages 2.5 - 4 years

Monday 8th August + Monday 15th August
11am–12pm & 1pm-2pm 

Book Now to avoid disappointment
Skyline Performing Arts, Skyline, 3 Murray Street , Annan DG12 6EG
01461 203766 or 07508 521519

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  • Monday 15 August
  • Cornerhouse Hotel
  • 11am–12pm & 1pm-2pm 
  • £3 per session

27th August

Claire Hastings in concert

The Devil’s Porridge Museum is hosting a concert by local folk singer/songwriter Claire Hastings.

local folk singer/songwriter Claire Hastings.Earlier this year Claire released her debut album, ‘Between River and Railway’ which features the track ‘The Gretna Girls’, inspired by a trip Claire made to The Devil’s Porridge Museum. Claire is an award winning musician, winning the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year award in 2015.

Since then Claire has gone on to perform in the BBC Proms in the Park with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra, she has also performed for the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Come along and witness a musical delight in the unique setting of The Devil’s Porridge Museum, which tells the inspiring story of HM Factory Gretna, Britain’s greatest munitions factory established during WWI, and the incredible women who worked there.

Spaces are limited so booking is essential.

Tickets (£10) are available from:
To book contact the museum on 01461 700021 or email info@devilsporridge.org.uk
The Devil’s Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm / Sunday 10am – 4pm

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  • Saturday 27 August
  • The Devil’s Porridge Museum
  • Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm
  • £10

3rd September

TALKS & Events
Undiscovered Treasures: A writing project inspired by the Annan Museum collection

Writer Vivien Jones will lead two workshops for all levels of writers from beginners to professionals. Working in small peer groups participants will support each other to produce creative writing inspired by unusual, and sometimes overlooked, objects in the museum collection. The finished work will be published in a booklet.

In workshop one, participants will be paired with a museum object and guided towards available research within the museum and beyond.

For further details and to book a place on the workshops you can contact Vivien Jones, telephone 01461 700396 or email Vivien @ freeola.com.

These workshops are supported by Live Literature Scotland.

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3rd September - 31st October

Exhibition
"Amang the rigs o’ Barley": A cartographic tour of Nithsdale and Annandale in the 18th and early 19th century

cartographic tour of Nithsdale and Annandale in the 18th and early 19th centuryThe poet Robert Burns wrote “Rigs o’ Barley” in 1783, around the time when many of the maps in this exhibition were drawn. Rigs were a feature of the landscape that had slowly begun to change. The landscape of the larger estates was being mapped in order to plan future changes.

With the help of these early maps we can imagine the landscape Burns saw. Glimpse how life became more comfortable with enclosures around houses including gardens and perhaps even orchards, hedgerows to halt the wind, mosses where peats were cut and of course the strips of cultivated land or rigs. By the early 19th century the maps show the enclosed fields and enlarged steadings created to feed an expanding population.

These old maps allow us to see where we have come from. They may be the closest that we can get to time travel.

Drop in gallery activities to accompany the map exhibition.
• Follow the treasure map trail
• Learn about map symbols
• Colouring sheets and quizzes

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  • Saturday 3 September
  • Annan Museum
  • Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm
  • Free

15th September

TALKS & Events
The Cartographic Riches of Estate Planning before the Ordnance Survey

A talk by Peter Norman of the Dumfries Archival Mapping Project.

The maps and estate plans of Annandale eloquently describe changes in the local landscape through the 18th century. They map accurately what was present. Often embellished by calligraphy, they capture the ambience of a past landscape in a way that words fail to. Looking at these maps may be the nearest that we can come to time travel!

Admission is free. Booking is required. Light refreshments will be served.

Please telephone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 to reserve a place.

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17th September

TALKS & Events
Undiscovered Treasures: A writing project inspired by the Annan Museum collection

Writer Vivien Jones will lead two workshops for all levels of writers from beginners to professionals. Working in small peer groups participants will support each other to produce creative writing inspired by unusual, and sometimes overlooked, objects in the museum collection. The finished work will be published in a booklet.

In workshop two, participants will bring work in draft form and work in small peer groups to share and refine their work towards publication.

For further details and to book a place on the workshops you can contact Vivien Jones, telephone 01461 700396 or email Vivien @ freeola.com.

These workshops are supported by Live Literature Scotland.

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