Entries by Saskia Holling

Annan Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

Annan Christmas Lights Committee have, once again, organised a wonderful Christmas light switch-on for 2019. And they have a message for the people of Annan: “It’s not just us who light up Annan – it’s you! Bring along your lanterns, your fairy lights, your LED diddly-boppers, and those light up whirly things that you sweet-talked […]

Annan – History Town

The meeting to launch Annan as the History Town was very well attended with forty people turning out and another thirteen who could not make it, tendering their support for the project. There was a good mix of business and community representatives and a very productive discussion took place to agree the way forward. The […]

Community Safety Team Engagement Day

Dumfries and Galloway Council Community Safety Team are running an Engagement Day in Annan on Wednesday 22nd May from 9am to 4pm. You can talk to them about a wide range of issues including: littering fly tipping abandoned vehicles removal of sharp objects neighbour disputes mediation dog fouling Can’t make that day? Call the Community […]

Absolute Classics Concert Review

Absolute Classics Concert Review ~ November 2018 Having flown in from Australia on the morning of the first concert, flautist Stephen Clark really was a “Super Man” in his delivery of a spectacular recital with pianist, Ashley Beauchamp. The pair gave four varied concerts that took inspiration from all over the world, linking the famous […]

Absolute Classics Education Programme – Immerse

Warning – this is not virtual! For three years Annan based music charity, Absolute Classics has been working with local young people on a composition project focussed on games music. The project, IMMERSE, was born out of Absolute Classics’ work mentoring young people from Dumfries & Galloway in the creation of original compositions and video […]

Absolute Classics Concert Review

Absolute Classics Concert Review ~ October 2018 Last week, Swedish pianist Martin Sturfält introduced Absolute Classics’ audiences to a style of thematic programming as individual as the musician himself. Performing four concerts of over four days across the region beginning with an evening concert at Annan Academy, Martin’s first programme gave a fascinating incite into […]

Absolute Classics Raise Mental Health Awareness

An Annan-based performing arts promoter is using the medium of classical music to raise awareness of mental health issues in young people. Absolute Classics, a charity that works across Dumfries and Galloway to bring exciting and engaging concerts and music-making activities into the region’s remote communities, has extended its work to deliver a pilot workshop […]

Redesigning Annan High Street

If you had a magic wand to make Annan High Street better, what would you do? That’s what Dumfries and Galloway Council will be asking folk in Annan over the next couple of months.  The aim is to develop a plan of action to refresh the High Street and make it better for businesses and […]

It’s Not Over Yet

Two years ago, former Annan Academy pupil Emma Jayne Park was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and vowed she would never make a drama out of her experience. After persuasion by a colleague and a subsequent commission, however, the 32-year-old Gretna-born dancer and theatre maker says “It’s Not Over Yet” and is ready to tell her […]

Kayak Day at Annan Harbour

Annan Harbour Action Group is pleased to announce a ‘Kayak Day’ on Sunday 28th May when it will be offering FREE kayak taster sessions for families and will welcome a group of experienced sea-kayaks who will be paddling into the harbour after crossing the Solway from Silloth. Harbour Development Officer, Alan Thomson said: “Part of […]