Creative Places Tuam is pleased to announce the first Thinking on Tuam residency, awarded to author and educator Oein de Bhardúin.
This residency provides space to hear from voices and people in Tuam and beyond – activists, artists, academics, thinkers, historians, craftspeople, social campaigners, and more. Each residency will inform the larger Creative Places Tuam programme by further embedding the programme in the community.
Oein will curate a series of conversations, provocations and writings on the rich cultural heritage of Tuam, focusing on the stories and folklore of the Travelling Community and its importance to the town.
The residency will be launched on Culture Night 2020, with a pre-recorded conversation between Oein and Michael Fortune, film-maker and folklorist, on folklore and stories.
And, going live on Culture Night but available to download and listen any time, join Oein for “Walking Whid/ Walking Story” a journey through the physical space of Tuam Town. Oein will guide the listener through the town, narrating the stories, folklore, legends and history of Tuam, the Traveller Community and its relationship with Tuam. See the events page (linked below) for full details.