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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17th March

KATHRYN THOMAS, TIM LOWE & JOHN LENEHAN

World-acclaimed pianist John Lenehan will bring his internationally renowned friends - flautist Kathryn Thomas and Tim Lowe, cello - to Annan.

Annan Academy is the venue for this Absolute Classics' concert with John, Kathryn and Tim on Friday, 17 March, at 7.30pm.

The programmes include music from Hummel, Hamilton Harty, Goreki, Martinu, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Piazzolla.

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  • Friday 17 March
  • Annan Academy
  • 7.30pm
  • Adults £12, Under 26s £0

25th March

Organised walk with Annan Walking Group

Canonbie
Circular walk!! From Canonbie to Rowanburn via Hugh’s Brae, returning to Canonbie via Byreburn Wood. Walk will be along metalled roads, farm tracks and over fields, which may be muddy!

Distance: approx 6 miles
Walk Time: approx. 4 hours

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

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  • Saturday 25th March
  • Canonbie
  • Annan at 9.30am
  • £2.00 / Members Free

1st - 22nd April

Exhibition
Annan Amateur Art Club Annan Amateur Art Club

Annan Amateur Art Club celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Members of the group work mainly in watercolours and pastels, but oils, acrylics and painted ceramics may also be on show.

Currently the club meets from October to April in a comfortable room at Galabank Football Stadium on Wednesday afternoons when members support each other in developing their creative skills.

Drop in gallery activities to accompany the Annan Amateur Art Club exhibition:
• Picture gallery trail
• Draw a picture to add to our Children’s Art Gallery
• Decorate a butterfly or beastie to add to our spring wall hanging

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  • Sat 1 - Sat 22 April
  • Annan Museum
  • Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm
  • Free

2nd April

CHARITY FUND RAISING EVENT
GENTS’ OPEN 4 BBB STABLEFORD COMPETITION

The Rotary Club of AnnanExcellent Prizes
(Separate Trophy for best 2 Rotarians playing together)

Maximum Handicap allowance of 20.
(Players must have current Handicap)

 

Entrance fee £20 per pair. Entries with Fee to:
Christine Glen (for Annan Rotary Club), 1a Annan Road, Eastriggs,Annan, DG12 6PZ
(Please supply a sae or email address for notification of tee time)

 

6 Powfoot Golf Club, Cummertrees, Annan DG12 5QE

l www.powfootgolfclub.com

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  • Sunday 2nd April
  • Powfoot Golf Club
  • Various
  • £20 per pair

6th April

Family Friendly Events
Spring activities at Annan Museum

Get arty for Easter 1

Make decorative Easter inspired spring garlands, cards and gifts.

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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12th April

Family Friendly Events
Spring activities at Annan Museum

Make apple bird feeders at Annan MuseumMake apple bird feeders with RSPB officer Paul Coulthard

Find out what the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds do and what you can see when you explore our local area. Make an apple bird feeder to take home for your feathered garden friends.

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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13th April

Family Friendly Events
Spring activities at Annan Museum

Get arty for Easter at Annan MuseumGet arty for Easter 2

Birds, beasties and animals are the inspiration for more arty activities at the museum.

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, 15th & 17th April

Family Friendly Events
DROP IN Spring activities at Annan Museum

Find the Easter eggs! at Annan MuseumFind the Easter eggs!

Find all of the eggs hidden around the museum and answer the Easter quiz questions to win a wee chocolate egg and lots of satisfaction.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • Fri 14, Sat 15 & Mon 17 April
  • Annan Museum
  • 11am - 4pm
  • Free

19th April

The Annan Play Park Steering Group (APPS) group is hosting a charity/fundraising fashion show at M&Co in Annan

Raffle and refreshments available on the night.

All attendees recieve discount vouchers redeemable up to 5 days after the event.

Starts 7pm.

Tickets are £4.

Contact appsgroup.committee@gmail.com / see our Facebook page and event details at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1637620903213476/?ti=cl

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  • Friday 19th April
  • M&Co Annan
  • 7pm
  • £4

29th April - 17th June

Exhibition
The Crichton Royal – A Hidden Gem exhibitionThe Crichton Royal - A Hidden Gem

An exhibition of works of art by patients confined in Crichton Royal Institution, Dumfries, in the mid-nineteenth century.

The collection was formed by Dr Browne (1805 - 1885), the first Physician Superintendent of the Crichton, 1838 - 1857. Browne was a pioneer of the moral treatment of asylum patients. Under his guidance patients - male and female, paying and pauper - were stimulated by artistic, musical, literary and cultural activities designed to cure, or at least alleviate, their mental illness.

These artworks form part of the Crichton Royal Institution Archive deposited with Dumfries and Galloway Council Archives and are exhibited with the permission of Dumfries and Galloway Health Board.

Drop in gallery activities to accompany The Crichton Royal - A Hidden Gem exhibition:
• Hidden gems gallery trail
• Emotion cubes - roll the dice and choose appropriate pictures and colours
• Clever colouring - experiment with colours to make the same picture look happy or sad

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  • Sat 29 April - Sat 17 June
  • Annan Museum
  • Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm
  • Free

25th May

TALKS & Events
The Crichton Royal Art Collection - A Hidden Gem

The Crichton Royal Art Collection - A Hidden Gem A talk by Dr Maureen Park, Senior University Lecturer in History of Art, University of Glasgow.

Exploring the collection of patient art work formed by Dr William Alexander Francis Browne (1805-1885), the first Physician Superintendent of the Crichton, 1838 - 1857.

Admission is free. Booking is required.

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

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26th May

MARK NELSON in AnnanMARK NELSON AND MICKY BARTLETT
Comedy @ The Corner House Hotel, High Street, Annan DG12 6DL

Acclaimed Scottish Award-winning stand-up comedian Mark Nelson is renowned for his brilliantly dark material, appearances on BBC radio and TV and for his BBC Digital “News At 2” clips which have gone viral with over 6 million views.

Mark is joined by Ireland’s rising comedy super-star Micky Bartlett.

Age Limit 16+

 


A Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival show

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  • Friday 26 May
  • The Corner House Hotel
  • 8:00 pm
  • £12/U26 £6

28th May

Lizanne Knott in concert Lizanne Knott in concert
@ The Corner House Hotel, High Street, Annan DG12 6DL

Lizanne Knott, from Philadelphia, USA is a singer and songwriter who has been captivating audiences across The Pond since her first UK tour in 2010.

Lizanne will be touring with guitarist and partner Glenn Barratt with whom she runs a recording studio in Philadelphia.

Local Ticket Outlet: Corner House Hotel, tel: 01461 202754

 


A Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival show

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  • Sunday 28 May
  • The Corner House Hotel
  • 7:30 pm
  • £10/U26 £5

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

6th July

Family Friendly Events
DROP IN Summer activities at Annan Museum

DROP IN Summer activities at Annan MuseumWarrior puppets

Swords were the chosen weapons of warriors throughout the ages. Make stick puppets of the characters in our exhibition and other famous fighters. Take them home and make up your own stories.

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 July

Family Friendly Events
DROP IN Summer activities at Annan Museum

The animals in the stories

Find the hidden animals in our exhibition stories. Make fun pop up books featuring rats, cows, polar bears and other creatures.

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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20th July

Family Friendly Events
DROP IN Summer activities at Annan Museum

Bronze Age beakers

Make clay thumb and coil pots and decorate them Bronze Age style using traditional tools.

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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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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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

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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