‘Waterborne’ – Inverclyde Galoshans Festival – RWSABC Beach Saturday 29 October

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Waterborne – An audio work by French & Mottershead.

What happens when we reach the end of life? Listen to an intimate and poetic story of afterlife as you look out over the water. Hear the process of transformation as your body is borne by currents and tides, from a canal, through a widening river and out to sea.

Galoshans Festival is delighted to present French & Mottershead’s internationally acclaimed Waterborne for the first time in Scotland.

Written from forensic case studies of human bodies transported by water and research on the ecosystems of rivers and tidal waters, Waterborne is one of four audio works from French & Mottershead’s Afterlife series.


This event is on for one day only on Saturday, 29 October. Performances start on the hour and half-hour between 10am and 4pm. 


Free but ticketed. Book your slot to experience Waterborne at www.galoshansfestival.com/waterborne

Alternatively, drop in at Royal West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club on the day.


You’ll receive an audio player and headphones from the Info Point at Royal West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club, Esplanade, Greenock, PA16 7SE. You must bring a valid ID in exchange for the equipment.

The best way to experience Waterborne is on a slow walk or as you sit with all the sensory stimuli of being close to water

Age Recommendation: Please note that you must be +14 or accompanied by an adult in order to attend this event.

Content Note: Waterborne explores death and features descriptions of human decomposition.

Note for Royal West Members: Members of the public will be present around the Clubhouse and beach during this event.  There are no restrictions for Royal West members to do sports from the Club because of this event. 

Part of Feral Galoshans Festival Takeover Programme.
Galoshans Festival 2022 is managed by the Galoshans Consortium that includes lead partners: CVS Inverclyde, Feral, RIG Arts, Beacon Art Centre, Magic Torch, Tränend and Inverclyde Libraries. Funded by Creative Scotland and Event Scotland. A special thank you to Royal West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club for their support.