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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24 June - 9 September

Exhibition
The Sword in the Story

This exhibition was inspired by the study of a mysterious sword linked to the notorious Border Reiver, Kinmont Willie. It also features swords associated with notable local characters and places as well as a selection of swords from different eras and cultures.

Drop in gallery activities to accompany The Sword in the Story exhibition:
• Secret swords gallery trail
• Colouring sheets and quizzes
• Complete the story of the silver sword to make your own story book
• Make pop up cows that the Border Reivers would have been proud of

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  • Sat 24 June - Sat 9 September
  • Annan Museum
  • Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm
  • Free

27th July

Family Friendly Events
DROP IN Summer activities at Annan Museum

DROP IN Summer activities at Annan MuseumMedieval magic

Try out our medieval toys. Make a “pull along” jousting horse and dream of knights and castles.

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

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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3rd August

Family Friendly Events
DROP IN Summer activities at Annan Museum

DROP IN Summer activities at Annan MuseumThe sword in the stone or the lake?

Come and hear the legends of King Arthur and his sword Excalibur. Make a model of a sword in the stone using wood, foil and clay.

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

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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10th August

Family Friendly Events
DROP IN Summer activities at Annan Museum

DROP IN Summer activities at Annan MuseumArctic antics

Find out why John Ross set off to explore the Arctic. Make Arctic animal masks and mobiles.

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

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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13th August

Organised walk with Annan Walking Group

Silloth
Circular walk starting from Silloth along the Promenade to Skinburness Village along a track to Grune Point then returning to Silloth.

This is a flat walk along farm tracks, and 200 yards of shingle beach, ground could be muddy depending on weather conditions.

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

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  • Sunday 13th August
  • Silloth
  • Annan at 9.30am
  • £2.00 / Members Free

17th August

Family Friendly Events
DROP IN Summer activities at Annan Museum

DROP IN Summer activities at Annan MuseumJail break

Discover the story of Kinmont Willie’s jail break from Carlisle Castle. Create a model of a medieval castle complete with dungeons.

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

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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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

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.

Click here for more information on / contact details for Solway Burns Club

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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.

Click here for more information on / contact details for Solway Burns Club

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