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 ...

h Add your local event,

 

Until 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

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FREE FAMILY EVENTS
11am - 4pm, Monday to Saturday
Drop in gallery activities to accompany the map exhibition.
• Follow the treasure map trail
• Learn about map symbols
• Colouring sheets and quizzes
• Construction block challenge
Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

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

5th October

Jazzklub SessionJazzklub Session

The jazzklub sessions that are a monthly fixture at the Powfoot Hotel in Powfoot near Annan; featuring a house band with guest players.

Both audience and players are welcome.

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  • Wednesday 5th October
  • Powfoot Hotel
  • 7.30pm

9th October

Organised walk with Annan Walking Group

Caerlaverock & Ward Law
Mainly paths, part road, gentle climb, one style.

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

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  • Sunday 9th October
  • Caerlaverock & Ward Law
  • Annan at 9.30am
  • £2.00 / Members Free

13th October

TALKS & Events
Undiscovered Treasures book launchUndiscovered Treasures book launch

Join the writers and workshop tutor Vivien Jones to celebrate the launch of their book “Undiscovered Treasures”.

Inspired by objects in Annan Museum collection a group of professional and amateur writers have been creating new work inspired by unusual, and sometimes overlooked, objects.

This project has been made possible by a collaboration between Annan Museum and writer Vivien Jones with financial support from the Wigtown Book Company and the Scottish Book Trust

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20th October

Autumn School Holiday Activities
at Annan Museum
Pop up Maps

Using pre-cut templates create pop up 3D maps with hills, trees, houses and other things that you can see from your home.

Pop up Maps

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission is free. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy! Where booking is required this opens one month before by telephoning Annan Museum on 01461 201384.

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21st October

Experts in Short TrousersExperts in Short Trousers

Imagine. You’re six years old and you are on your way to a theatre. As you get close you notice something isn’t quite right. There’s been a disaster, an alien crash landing! As you almost trip over a body you squeal. It squeals. You jump. It jumps. And so it begins.

Blending Contemporary and Hip-Hop dance styles with live percussion, Cultured Mongrel Dance Theatre present Experts In Short Trousers - a thrilling alien adventure for all the family.

Presented by Cultured Mongrel Dance Theatre.
Image © Jordan Anderson

Recommended 4yrs+ Please note this is a promenade performance which lasts approximately 40 minutes so the audience will need to move locations during the show.
Tickets cost £3 per person (adult or child). Please book your tickets in advance by telephoning Annan Museum on 01461 201384.

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  • Friday 21 October
  • Annan Museum
  • 11am-12noon or 1-2pm
  • £3 per person

27th October

Autumn School Holiday Activities
at Annan Museum
Autumn leaves and Halloween decorations

Make beautiful stained glass effect autumn leaf window pictures and fun decorations for Halloween.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission is free. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy! Where booking is required this opens one month before by telephoning Annan Museum on 01461 201384.

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26th November

Money can’t buy love!

Explore ways of getting ready for Christmas for free

Come along to Annan Museum and join staff and volunteers using mainly recycled materials to create cards, decorations and presents with that personal touch.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission is free. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy! Where booking is required this opens one month before by telephoning Annan Museum on 01461 201384.

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January 2017

Burns on the Beat for Schools

Dumfries and Annan Museums are offering school classes the opportunity to take part in music and Scots language sessions delivered by Dr Fred Freeman during January 2017.

Burns on the Beat for Schools

Schools can choose from a wide selection of workshop options tailored for specific primary or secondary school age groups. A detailed information pack will be sent out to participating classes.

Teachers interested in booking these sessions should contact Dumfries Museum:
dumfries.museum@dumgal.gov.uk or telephone 01387 253374 for more details.

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13th February

February Half Term Holiday
at Annan Museum
Zoolab - Rainforest adventureZoolab - Rainforest adventure

Sessions start at 10am, 11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm

Leave winter behind and visit the world’s most exciting habitat. Marvel at tales of the rainforest and meet some of its astonishing animals.

This event is free but booking is essential - booking opens 13 January, please call Dumfries Museum on 01387 253374.

 

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

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