The West’s Awake! Full Programme now live


The West’s Awake! Full Programme now live

19th & 20th August 2023

11am - 6pm

Tuam Town!

price & booking
All events are free of charge - simply come along and see what the West's Awake Community Weekend has to offer! (Booking is required for Make Your Mark! and Let's Draw! workshops)

The West’s Awake Community Weekend,

running the 19th and 20th August in Tuam town, features home grown musicians, artists, crafters, performers, poets, filmmakers, singers, writers, storytellers, positive disrupters and more.

Taking place over two days, across nine venues, in the streets and public spaces. From emerging talents to award winning voices, the weekend is a celebration of creative Tuam, by Tuam, for the West to enjoy.

With over 25 events including a live music stage, children’s activities, film screenings, a craft market, exhibitions, poetry readings, tea ceremony, audio walking tours, street performance, Tuam Herald poster type print workshops, music sessions, dancing and much, much more.

Tell your neighbours, invite your friends and bring your Granny. Book a workshop for the kids, support your favourite bands and discover something new. And it’s all family friendly and free.

Initiated in response to The Saw Doctors homecoming gigs, organised and produced by a local team, with contributions from Tuam’s vibrant communities. Tuam’s awake, are you ready to support it?

Check out the full programme and venue map  – available now!

Check out our map of each venue!


All events are free to attend – just drop in and take part! Two events that do require booking include:

Make your Mark! 
Saturday 19th Aug, 3.30 – 5pm
Handmade brushes and mark making workshop with Louise O’Boyle
Age suitability: 9 – 12 years


Let’s Draw! Illustrations Workshop
Sunday 20th August, 3-4.30pm
An interactive art workshop for children taking inspiration from the lyrics of the Saw Doctors
Age suitability: 7-11


The weekend is supported by Creative Places Tuam, Galway County Council and Galway Rural Development.


related programme
The West’s Awake!

Full Programme and Venue Map (PDF)
Interactive Map
Make your Mark! workshop booking
Let's draw! workshop booking