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 May - 15th June

Exhibition
Haaf Net History at Annan MuseumHaaf Net History

Unique to the inner Solway, haaf netting has been practised in Annan for over a thousand years.

With links to the Vikings and Kings, Riding of the Marches and the fish cross - this interactive display documents for the first time the cultural and historical significance of haaf net fishing.

Drop in gallery activities to accompany the Haaf Net History exhibition:
• Help us to decorate scales for the giant salmon
• Make a fishy face mask
• A fishy gallery trail
• Quizzes and colouring sheets

 

This exhibition has been developed in partnership with Annan Common Good Sub Committee and Annan Royal Burgh Fishermen’s Association. Funded by Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee and The Scottish Government - Marine Scotland. Delivered as part of the International Year of the Salmon 2019.

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  • Sat 4 May - Sat 15 June
  • Annan Museum
  • Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm
  • Free

20th June

Positive Steps for Parkinsons
We are running some taster exercise sessions for people living with Parkinson’s Disease.

Exercising regularly plays a key role in managing your symptoms of Parkinson’s and group exercise can be a fun way of keeping motivated. These sessions will focus on balance, strength, posture and coordination. They are run by chartered physiotherapists who are experienced in working with clients with Parkinson’s.

These sessions will take place from 2.30-3.30 on 9th and 23rd May, 6th and 20th June.

Please contact Erin or Katie (Chartered Physiotherapists) for more information – 07798572585 or the Safe and Healthy Action Partnership (SHAP) on 01461 207728

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Lodge Caledonian 238, Campbell House, Tweedie Terrace, Annan, DG12 5ER

Tea and coffee will be available and accompanying family, friends and carers are welcome to stay if they wish. There is no set cost to each session, but instead, it is suggested that a small weekly donation to Parkinson's UK is made.

Loose, comfortable clothing is suggested with flat, supportive shoes. The physiotherapists will provide equipment for the class and can adapt the exercises to cater for the needs of individual participants.

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  • Thu 20 June
  • Lodge Caledonian 238
  • 2.30-3.30
  • Free

22nd June

Organised walk with Annan Walking Group

MOFFAT

A circular walk around Moffat's boundaries taking in the river Annan, Adamsholm, Gallows Hill, Old Mill Cottage, Well Road, Alton, Jenny's Stone and Frenchlands. Walking for the most part on paths, tracks and pavements but with some field crossing (Described as "easy" on Visit Moffat).
Meet at Murray Street car park at 9.30 a.m. Mini -bus available.

Distance: approx 6 miles / 10 kilometres / Walk Time: approx. 4 hours

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

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  • Saturday 22nd June
  • MOFFAT
  • Annan at 9.30am
  • £2.00 / Members Free

22nd June - 8th September

Exhibition
Coastwise at Annan MuseumCoastwise - Where every name tells a story

This exhibition reveals the history and stories behind the origins of coastal place-names by exploring the language used to describe features between Redkirk Point and Southerness.

Using the first Ordnance Survey maps as a starting point the exhibition looks at how names have evolved and explains the meaning of words that have disappeared from our everyday language.

Drop in gallery activities to accompany the Coastwise exhibition:
• Take the seaside feely box challenge
• What’s in a name? Find the hidden words and work out what they mean
• Follow the seaside trail
• Colouring sheets and quizzes

 

This exhibition was created by the Solway Firth partnership - find out more.

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  • Sat 22 June - Sat 8 Sept
  • Annan Museum
  • Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm
  • Free

22nd June - 8th September

Exhibition
Plastic waste art installation Plastic waste art installation

The For Enjoyment community were commissioned by the Dumfries and Galloway Eco Warriors to produce an installation piece to highlight the effects of plastic pollution on the Dumfries and Galloway coastline.

The resulting art work invites debate about the human impact of our natural world and at the same time highlight the importance of the work of the Eco Warriors in attempting to clean up our precious beaches.

For Enjoyment is an inclusive community of creative minds of all ages made up from a diverse mix of people from all around the region.

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  • Sat 22 June - Sat 8 Sept
  • Annan Museum
  • Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm
  • Free

4th July

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT ANNAN MUSEUM
Summer activities at Annan Museum

Out of the blue

Use a variety of printing methods including bubble wrap, potatoes and sponges to make colourful sea creature pictures.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

To reserve a place please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 during normal opening times (Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm).

Activities are free. Donations towards the cost of materials are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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11th July

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT ANNAN MUSEUM
Summer activities at Annan Museum

Stories of the sea

Listen to stories of the sea and pirates and take part in bringing them to life.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

To reserve a place please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 during normal opening times (Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm).

Activities are free. Donations towards the cost of materials are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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18th July

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT ANNAN MUSEUM
Summer activities at Annan Museum

Seaside solar prints

Use sun sensitive paper and light to create beautiful silhouette pictures inspired by seaside objects.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

To reserve a place please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 during normal opening times (Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm).

Activities are free. Donations towards the cost of materials are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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25th July

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT ANNAN MUSEUM
Summer activities at Annan Museum

“Tentaculous” jellyfish

Using paper plates and lots of streamers and fabric to make beautiful jellyfish mobiles.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

To reserve a place please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 during normal opening times (Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm).

Activities are free. Donations towards the cost of materials are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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1st August

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT ANNAN MUSEUM
Summer activities at Annan Museum

How big is a whale?

Stand inside our life size outline of a whale, learn interesting facts about their lives and imagine how these giants of the deep glide through the sea. Make tiny models of whales to take home.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

To reserve a place please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 during normal opening times (Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm).

Activities are free. Donations towards the cost of materials are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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8th August

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT ANNAN MUSEUM
Summer activities at Annan Museum

Painting with salt

Discover how paint mixes with salt to make fantastic rainbow coloured pictures.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

To reserve a place please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 during normal opening times (Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm).

Activities are free. Donations towards the cost of materials are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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15th August

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT ANNAN MUSEUM
Summer activities at Annan Museum

Treasure chest

Imagine finding a treasure chest hidden on the beach - what would be in it? Decorate a special box to keep your treasures in.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

To reserve a place please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 during normal opening times (Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm).

Activities are free. Donations towards the cost of materials are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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14th September - 31st October

Exhibition
Dinosaurs at Annan MuseumDinosaurs

How do dinosaurs fit into the evolution of life on Earth?

What can fossils tell us about these amazing creatures that roamed the Earth 65 millions years ago?

Discover some of the answers to these questions in this family friendly exhibition that includes hands on activities for children (and adults).

Drop in gallery activities to accompany the Dinosaurs exhibition:
• Meet “Tea - Rex” (loves a brew) and follow his gallery trail
• Try walking in the footsteps of a dinosaur
• Hands on games
• Dressing up
• Make crayon rubbing pictures of fossils
• Colouring and quiz sheets

 

Further activities are planned for the October school holidays - details in the autumn/winter programme.

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  • Sat 14 Sept - Sat 31 Oct
  • Annan Museum
  • Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm
  • Free

7th & 8th September

Doors Open Days 2019

Take some time out and visit the museum during Dumfries and Galloway Doors Open Days weekend (including our Doors Open Day Sunday Special).

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