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What's On in the Annan Area

What's On in the Annan Area Regular Events in AnnanExhibitions Annan Museum Lonsdale City Cinema Riding of the MarchesPrintable Version
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The Annandale Way is a long-distance 5- day walk, but interesting walks around Annan as part of the route are easily achievable in a day. DOWNLOAD the routes and maps (PDF ~ 8MB). NOTE: this is a large file and may take some time to load.

Annan Riding of the Marches
Various events take place each year over the early Summer months.

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 that you may wish to check out as well as the annual Riding of the Marches, varied exhibitions throughout the year at Annan Museum and film at the Lonsdale City Cinema ...

EVENTS IN 2014 >>

  • Exhibition: Wacky, Weird, Eccentric and Ingenious Inventions :: Until 16 August
    @ Annan Museum
    Reminiscence fun for adults and gadget enthusiasts, this exhibition will also feature quizzes and activities for families.
    >> More about this Exhibition and Annan Museum
  • Crazy Catapult Contraptions
    Thursday 17 July - 11am – 12noon @ Annan Museum
    Come and build a giant catapult from rope and timber and we’ll see how far we can throw some stuff.
    >> More about this Activity and Annan Museum
    An introduction to aerial photographs of the Solway Firth.
    BRITAIN FROM ABOVEMonday 21st July 2014, 2pm @ The Golf Hotel, Links Avenue, Powfoot, Annan
    Community Groups and individuals are invited to work with artists on creative responses to historic aerial photographs of communities around the Solway Firth as part of a new project that launches this month.
    Talk by Brian Wilkinson, Britain from Above Activity Officer, on the fascinating collection of local historic aerial photographs, taken by pioneering company Aerofilms between 1919 - 1953.
    Cathy Newbery, arts coordinator, will talk about the “Borders” project for Britain from Above with a geographic focus on the Solway Firth, aiming to link rural communities on the coast and the immediate hinterland in Cumbria and in Dumfries and Galloway.
    A number of workshops throughout July- August will follow on both sides of the Solway, where artists will work with participants to captured responses to Aerofilms images.
    For more info and to register interest contact Cathy on 016973 71054 or
  • Terrific Timber Turning
    Thursday 24 July - 11am – 12noon @ Annan Museum
    Have a go at using a pole lathe to turn green wood into some awesome historical artefacts.
    >> More about this Activity and Annan Museum
  • Annan Walking Group Organised Walk :: Saturday 26th July 2014
    GATEHOUSE OF FLEET. Annan Meet: Murray St. car park at 9am. Walk start: 10.30am within the town car park. To take part call John Martin Tel: 01387 257671 (Mob: 07946 373 530) or Jack Newell Tel: 01461 203905.
    >> More about this walk and Annan Walking Group
  • Pulp Paper Production
    Thursday 31 July - 11am – 12noon @ Annan Museum
    Mix up some squelchy pulp from natural and recycled materials and turn it into fantastic brand new paper.
    >> More about this Activity and Annan Museum
  • Cracking Chair Construction
    Thursday 7 August - 11am – 12noon @ Annan Museum
    We will try building a replica of a 16th century chair from the museums collections and get a volunteer to test it!
    >> More about this Activity and Annan Museum
  • Radical Rushlights
    Thursday 14 August - 11am – 12noon @ Annan Museum
    Rushlights were the most common form of lighting for hundreds of years. Come and learn how to make these simple candles.
    >> More about this Activity and Annan Museum
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