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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16 September - 31 October

Exhibition
Recording War

Recording War exhibition at Annan MuseumThe 1914-18 war was the first conflict during which professional press photography was widely used. The ordinary soldier had access to a camera for the first time to record his own story.

Aspects of life on the Home Front were also captured by amateur photographers, whilst the traditional studio portrait remained an important means of remembering loved ones.

Letters too, offer glimpses of what people saw, experienced and chose to tell those back home.

On display will be selected professional photographs from the collection of Annan photographer Frederick Gibbs (1888 – 1940) alongside amateur photographs, images of life at Castlemilk and Dryfeholm Auxiliary Hospitals, poignant studio portraits and powerful writing from the Front. These ask us to reflect upon what people considered important to record and remember within the censorship regulations, what we now understand from these images and letters and what we think may be important in another 100 years.

Drop in gallery activities to accompany the Recording War exhibition:
• Words of war - chose words from our word bank to describe the photographs in the exhibition
• Truth and lies - look at our mystery objects and see if you can tell which is the true description
• Use our World War One props to take your own photo - what story do you want to tell?
• Gallery trail and colouring sheets

 

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  • Sat 16 September - Tues 31 October
  • Annan Museum
  • Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm
  • Free

23 September

Organised walk with Annan Walking Group

Little Salkeld, Long Meg and Glassonby
Circular walk. Walk is on roads, fields, and paths, which can be muddy in places.
Approximate distance: 5 miles | Approximate walk time: 3 - 3.5 Hours

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  • Saturday 23rd September
  • Little Salkeld
  • Annan at 9.30am
  • £2.00 / Members Free

6th October

Autumn Supper

Organised by Solway Burns Club

The Club's objectives are to provide fellowship and to foster an appreciation of Scottish literature, music and art.

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26th October

TALKS & Events
The World War One Soldier Photographer

The World War One Soldier Photographer A talk by Alan Wakefield, Head of First World War, Imperial War Museum, London.

Due to the introduction of smaller and portable cameras, this was the first conflict in which ordinary soldiers were able to take photographs and by doing so tell their own stories. These were often very different to the official press photographs of conflicts offering and offer us alternative views of the War. This talk will explore this genre, showing images from the different war fronts, depicting the everyday life of the soldier as well as moments from famous battles.

Image from the collection of Charles Anderson, kindly provided by Rene Anderson

Admission is free. Booking is required.

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

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24th November

St Andrew's night dinner

Organised by Solway Burns Club

The Club's objectives are to provide fellowship and to foster an appreciation of Scottish literature, music and art.

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26th January 2018

Burns Supper

Organised by Solway Burns Club

The Club's objectives are to provide fellowship and to foster an appreciation of Scottish literature, music and art.

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