Blue Bell


TURN is a performance project created specially for Govan’s iconic Graving Dock no. 3 by theatre-maker Nic Green. Bringing together radio-broadcast speech, choral composition and a series of hand-cast bells, this is a unique opportunity to experience this site as the tide turns and the sun sets over the River Clyde.

The performances take place on the 1st, 16th and 30th September 2016.

All performances are ticketed but completely FREE!

Please read the below information before booking, and note that the start times for each performance are different (they are timed by the tide).



TURN takes place on the Govan Graving Docks, Stagg Street (Just off Govan Road). Please note this is an unmaintained, outdoor site and the performance lasts for approximately two hours in total. Whilst we will provide some cover, the site is largely exposed to the elements and is likely to be windy. We recommend bringing hats, scarves, warm clothes and waterproofs to ensure your comfort. You may wish to bring a blanket to put over you as the sun goes down, when the temperate drops significantly. The ground is uneven in parts and sturdy footwear must be worn. We feel it is better to be over prepared so you can enjoy the work as comfortably as possible. Hot drinks will be available onsite.

The site is reasonably flat with areas of uneven ground and loose gravel. It should be fine for most powered wheel chairs but may be challenging for manual ones. Audience members who are visually impaired will need assistance in navigating the site. However, the performance is mostly acoustic and visual description can be provided. Please call if you need assistance in attending TURN. There will be accessible toilets close to site.

Address:  Govan Graving Docks, Stagg Street, (Off Govan Road) Glasgow G51 2LS

Running time: 120 minutes

Suitable for ages: 14+

Access: Disabled Access (please get in touch to discuss specific requirements, we are happy to help wherever possible)

Facilities: Toilets, Disabled Toilets, Refreshments, Hearing Loop

Getting Here: Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Govan Underground (Please see map link at the bottom of the page.)

Parking: On Street Parking Available – Free of Charge



Thursday 1st September
Arrive between 5.45 and 6pm. Event ends 8pm
FREE (Booking Essential)
Click here to book  for Thursday 1st September performance.


Friday 16th September as part of Doors Open Day
(booking available from 24th August)
Arrive between 5.15 and 5.30pm. Event ends 7.30pm
FREE (Booking Essential)
Booking for this event will be available from the 24th August via Doors Open Day. Click here to book.


Friday 30th September
Arrive between 4.30 – 4.45pm. Event closes 18.45
FREE (Booking Essential)
Click here to book for Friday 30th September performance.






Created by Nic Green with Yas Clarke, Naomi Pinnock, Nick Millar, Minty Donald,
Conner Milliken and Rosie Galloway

Produced by Feral (Jill Smith & Kat Boyle)

Supported by – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, ArtsAdmin, Glasgow City Council
and Senate Chancellery for Culture, Berlin.