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,

 

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

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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20th July

‘The Music of the Spheres’ - stargazers and their women -

Astronomy or Astrology - in the 16th and 17th centuries these disciplines were much closer than they are in our world of minute categorisation. These most respected of astronomers, the stargazers, also spent time and earned reputation and income from casting horoscopes for the aristocracy of their homelands.

‘The Music of the Spheres’ - stargazers and their women -Nicolaus Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, John Dee. The chances are you will have heard of some of these characters in history or science lessons at school. In this newly written text Vivien Jones imagines the lives of these most revered astronomers through the voices of the women in their lives - sisters, wives, mistresses and housekeepers - and The Galloway Consort illustrate their stories by playing renaissance music from the countries where they lived and worked. This includes a musical tribute to the earlier Islamic scholars of Andalucia whose work provided the mathematical and observational base for many European discoveries.

The Galloway Consort is well known for interweaving renaissance music within a story-telling framework - the soft sound of viols and recorders, the plaintive chanson and madrigal, the perkiness of the dance - all combine to evoke a sound that illuminates the text. In their concerts they always leave time for members of the audience to ask questions and examine instruments, a feature that is much appreciated.

7.30 pm @ United Reform Church, Station Road Annan, DG12 6AT
Book online or tickets from The Midsteeple, Dumfries DG1 2BH, 01387 253383
or vivien @ freeola.com

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  • Sat 20 July
  • United Reform Church
  • 7.30 pm
  • £10.00

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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27th July

Organised walk with Annan Walking Group

KIRKCUDBRIGHT

Flat walk starting from Harbour Square car park Kirkcudbright to St Mary's Isle returning back to Kirkcudbright. This walk is on pavements and carries on through country paths and woodland, which could be muddy depending on weather.

Meet at Murray Street car park at 9.30 a.m. Mini -bus available.

Distance: approx 4½ miles. Walk Time: approx. 2½ to 3 hours.

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

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  • Saturday 27th July
  • KIRKCUDBRIGHT
  • Annan at 9.30am
  • £2.00 / Members Free

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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