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SPRING! – A Wee Open Floor Day
with Collective Endeavours, Ali Robertsonand Monika Smekot/ ContaKids
Sunday 12 March 12 noon – 4pm Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow
Celebrating the lengthening days and responding to the energies of new growth, Collective Endeavours and friends present SPRING!- A Wee Open Floor Day, a family-friendly afternoon of improvised music and movement workshops and performances. We share our approach to improvisation and collective decision making, opening it up to participants of all ages. There will be food and time for chat. The event features a ContaKids workshop led by Monika Smekot and a performance from special guest Ali Robertson.
SPRING! – A Wee Open Floor Day is an intergenerational community event, open to all ages from 1-100 (or beyond!). Workshops and performances throughout the day are open level, for a range of ages, experience and abilities to take part in.
This event will take place from 12 noon – 4pm on Sunday 12 March at Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow Find us | Kinning Park Complex. The event will be hosted across the Main Hall and kitchen on the Ground Floor.
Both entrances to KPC have ramp access and railing. There are two car parking spaces available, with priority given to anyone who requires them for accessibility.
The hall is fitted with a loops system and the fire alarm system is the BS5839 visual beacon.
Tickets for this event are available on a PWYC scale from £0
12pm Doors Open
12.15-12.30 | Workshop | Family-friendly sound workshop by Collective Endeavours
12.45-1.15 | Performance | Ali Robertson
1.30-2.00 | Workshop | ContaKids family-friendly workshop by Monika Smekot
2.15-3.00 | Performance | Collective Endeavours
3.15-3.30 | Workshop | Warm down movement workshop by Aya Kobayashi
Food will be available throughout the day from 12pm
SPRING – A Wee Open Floor Day is designed as an afternoon of food, dance and sound and we hope that most people will join us for the full event, however, attendees may choose which activities to participate in or watch and drop in and out as needed.
We know many people struggle to meet basic bills and costs and we believe everyone should have access to events and performances irrespective of their financial situation so we are offering tickets at a range of prices for this event.
If cost is a barrier, affordable tickets are available starting from £0. If you are able to pay a little more, this money will go towards supporting Collective Endeavours with the next A Wee Open Floor Day event in Autumn and ensuring the artists involved are paid for their time, while keeping the costs lower for those who couldn’t otherwise afford it. We have included a guide below to help you find the price that works best for you. No one will be asked to provide ID or proof of circumstance related to the ticket tier they choose.
All tickets include attendance for the full day (12 – 4pm) including food and refreshments. All children and young people under 16 go free. Under 14’s should be accompanied by an adult
Ticket Pricing
-£0 Free- Under 16’s and anyone who would find cost a barrier to attending
-£6 Lower Price – suggested for those on lower incomes, in part time work or concessions
-£12- Regular price – suggested for people with a regular or steady income.
-£18 Support the artists and company – For organisations and people who can pay a little more to support Collective Endeavours help stage future events and keep our work financially accessible
Tickets are available to purchase through Brown Paper Tickets
Image and poster design by Brian Hatley / StillMotion Arts
Collective Endeavours is an improvisation music/dance group started by The Work Room Solène Weinachter and Jer Reid in 2010. The group meet regularly to develop rigorous methods and practices of improvisation for performance. Todays group will be Molly Danter, Bethany Edwards, Elena Inei, Aya Kobayashi, Hana Kobayashi-Michie, Dylan Read, Jer Reid and Alex South.
Ali Robertson is an Edinburgh-based improviser and organiser who, for more than twenty years, has often, but not exclusively, worked under the Giant Tank banner or in the duo Usurper to make hundreds of events and experimental recordings that exist on the periphery of music incorporating elements of composition, chance, performance, comedy, visual art and storytelling. Since 2018, Ali has been playing with Glasgow’s inclusive new music group Sonic Bothy as a member of both their Ensemble and Learning Space programmes.
Monika Smekot. Glasgow based dance and video artist curious about how the body can talk and hear and how the mind can be moved by bones and muscles. Inspired by sustainability of creative process and a belief that we can learn and find answers by listening to what we already have. Monika is a mum of two children, she trained in Contakids with Itay Yatuv in 2019 and is currently teaching regular class in Southside.
A class for parents and children to develop trust and relationship through movement.
“Contakids is a methodology that pushes the idea of using physical contact to develop a deeper form of communication between parents and their children, that both will find enjoyable. By working with bodily movements, the child can enhance their motor skills and self-confidence, while the parents get to develop a bond of trust with their young ones.”
SPRING! – A Wee Open Floor Day is supported with seed funding from The Work Room’s Beyond Fund. Beyond is a seed funding initiative, designed to help nurture and kick start artist led projects which connect more people to dance.
All money raised through ticket sales will go towards covering the remaining costs of putting on the event and supporting Collective Endeavours to put on more Wee open Floor Day events in future.


past gigs

5-14/08/22 Paul Michael Henry / Jer Reid / Jamie Wardrop – Studio 3, Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU – Shrimp Dance, a Butoh dance performance with live music and video art
Aug 5-7 & 12-14 8.40 pm

16/06/22 Collective Endeavours – Old Royal High School, Edinburgh – Hidden Door Festival with Dry Cleaning, Lonelady and Gwenifer Raymond

16/04/22 sumshapes – The Old Hairdresser’s, Glasgow – with Raymond MacDonald, Cowboy Builder and Charlie Taylor

08/04/22 sumshapes – St Vincent’s Chapel, Edinburgh – with Cowboy Builder/Puppet Midnight

07/04/22 Trio with Corin Sworn and Luke Fowler – 105 French Street, Glasgow –  for Corin’s ‘Moving in Relation’ series, the artist invokes the format of the performance lecture, continuing research into human interrelationships with emergent technology.

26/1/19 Collective Endeavours – Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow – 1.5 Months, almost-monthly music event with Collective Endeavours, Douglas Morland and hosts Mhenwhar Huws

12/1/19 Collective Endeavours – CCA, Glasgow – Weekend of Improvisation in Glasgow, hosted by ICEBERG improv

28/11/18 Claquer & Catriona McKay – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow – Richard Youngs & more; launch night of ‘zine to raise awareness of Remembrance Day for Lost Species and funds for Sea Shepherd UK

23/11/18 Claquer – Leith Depot, Edinburgh – Refugees Benefit #24, Solidarity with Displaced Humans: raising funds for Re-Act, Refugee Action Scotland, and Edinburgh Cares now World Care Foundation, with The Honey Farm, The Irresistable Urges, and Blueflint

16/11/18 & 17/11/18 Chivas/Reid/Smekot – Platform, Glasgow – Decline, dynamic relationship instantly and continuously transforming, told through the bodies of three distinct performers at Eastern Promise 2018: Annual multi-arts festival

12/11/18 GIOdynamics- Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow – improvised open mic, with Kim Moore and Joseph Quimby, hosted by Jer Reid

09/11/18 Chivas/Reid/Smekot – Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock – Decline, a dynamic relationship instantly and continuously transforming, told through the bodies of three distinct performers (music & dance)

07/11/18 Claquer – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow – poetry book launch of Faultline by Lisa Fannen

02/11/18 Chivas/Reid/Smekot – The Space, Dundee – Decline, a dynamic relationship instantly and continuously transforming, told through the bodies of three distinct performers (music & dance)

08/07/17 sumshapes – L’Association La Fermette de la Briquettterie, Herzeele, France

07/07/17 sumshapes – L’AppArt Café, Reimes, France – with Hey Colossus and Daikiri

06/07/17 sumshapes – Diamant d’Or, Strasbourg, France – with Daikiri

05/07/17 sumshapes – CCL, Lille, France

02/07/17 sumshapes – Occii, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Part 3 of Auxx presents Three Evenings with Danny O Really, Seita, Razorblade Jr, Nauseahtake, Lysn, Phil Wood and Scott Rollins

30/06/17 sumshapes – The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow – album launch with The Gymnastic Band

06/05/17 DJing – The Flying Duck, Glasgow – HOUNDIN THE STREETS with Martin Law, fundraiser for community hub The Space

02/05/2017 Collective Endeavours – SWG3, Glasgow – Dance International Glasgow with Lucy Suggate and James Holden

30/04/2017 Collective Endeavours – Govanhill Baths, Glasgow – music and dance curated by Collective Endeavours for Dance International Glasgow with Sound of Yell, Seke Chimutengwende and Kai-Wen Chuang

25/04/17 & 26/04/17 Bizzoca/Chivas/Reid – Tramway, Glasgow – Decline, a dynamic relationship instantly and continuously transforming told through the bodies of three distinct performers (music & dance)

26/01/17 Claquer – Fehre 6, Berlin, Germany – with Caroline Cecilia Tallone and Anna Jandt

25/01/17 Claquer – Silverfuture, Berlin, Germany

23/01/17 Claquer – Occii, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – with E and IN O.K./OUT K.O.

22/01/17 Jer Reid – Iklektik, London- Ours, Theirs, Everyone’s, No-one’s, an afternoon of poetry & improvised words/sound/music performances in solidarity with Standing Rock

18/01/17 Drawn To Water – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow – a night of improvised music with Ego Depletion and Burghead

23/12/16 sumshapes – The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow – with Joyce Delaney

24, 25 & 26/11/16 Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra – CCA, Glasgow – GIOFEST IX

04 & 05/11/16 Holy Smoke – Southbank Centre, London

26/10/16 Painted X-Ray (Ilk) – Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh – with Don Vito, Daikiri, La Confraternita Del Purgatorio and The Brackish

25/10/16 Painted X-Ray (Ilk) – The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow – with The Brackish and Fritz Welch

22/10/16 Holy Smoke – Baltic Mill, Gateshead

15/10/16 The Boys – Platform, Glasgow – Switch festival, with Sacred Paws

14/10/16 Holy Smoke – Trinity Arts Centre, Bristol

03/10/16 Jer Reid, Catriona McKay, Raymond MacDonal, Dougal Marwick – The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow – with Sloth Racket and The Dead Agents

16/09/16 – Holy Smoke – Norwich Arts Centre

24/08/16 – Collective Endeavours – Iklectik, London – with Ellie Sikorski and Steve Noble

22 & 23/08/16 Collective Endeavours – Islington Mill, Salford

01/06/16 Bravest Boat – Pollok Ex-Servicemens’ Club, Glasgow – with Sarah Kenchington and Una MacGlone & George Burt Duo

29/05/16 Bravest Boat – Bradford Playhouse, Bradford – Threadfest festival

28/05/16 Bravest Boat – The Laughing Bell, London – with William Rees, Seth Bennett & Cath Roberts Duo

27/05/16 Bravest Boat – Fox and Next, Leeds – with Olie Brice Quintet

17/05/16 Painted X-Ray (Ilk) – The Flying Duck, Glasgow – with Merlin Nova and Atzi Muramatsu and Fritz Welch Duo

07/05/16 Jer Reid, Andy Moor, Wilf Plum, Anne-James Chaton, Neil Davidson Ensemble – The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow – Tectonics festival

24/04/16 – Three Lines – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow – with Stewart Henderson

21/04/16 Drawn to Water – Jazz Bar, Edinburgh – with Cliona Cassidy and George Burt, Mairi Campbell and Syntonic

08/04/16 Collective Endeavours (Jer Reid, Solène Weinachter, Nerea Gurrutxaga, Joan Cleville, Luke Sutherland, Catriona McKay) – Roseangle Cafe, Dundee – with Amy Gilbrook

27/03/16 Collective Endeavours (Nerea Gurrutxaga, Jer Reid, Caroline Kraabel, Solène Weinachter) – Iklecktik, London – with Lisa Fannen and Steve Noble

24/03/16 Collective Endeavours (Nerea Gurrutxaga, Jer Reid, Solène Weinachter, Alex South) – Merchants Quay Beta, Shipley

18 & 19/03/16 Rosalind Masson – Tramway, Glasgow – Before Words (Mus Ro Faclan Ann)

11/03/16 Jer Reid with Stu Brown, Una MacGlone and Raymond MacDonald – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow – with Grew Quartet & Rafe Fitzpatrick and Tony Bevan

05/03/16 Jer Reid & Solène Weinachter – Kinning Park Complex – with Katrina E. Bastian and Fenella Gabrysch (music and dance)

28/02/16 sumshapes – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow – with Sacred Paws and DJ Dep Downie

09/02/16 Jer Reid & Solène Weinachter – Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow – improvisation workshops

16/01/16 Jer Reid in collaboration with Catriona McKay, Nerea Gurrutxaga Aruti & Monica de Ioanni – Concurrent @ Edinburgh University – with various dance and music improvisers

06/12/15 Eight Thumbs Plus Two – The Flying Duck, Glasgow – with Howie Reeve and Finn LeMarinel

26, 27 & 28/11/15 Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra – CCA, Glasgow

31/10/15 Yng Ngheredigion – Ceredigion Musuem, Aberystwyth – with Sound of Yell

30/10/15 Yng Ngheredigion – Theatre Byd Bychan, Aberteifi (Cardigan) – with Sound of Yell

29/10/15 Yng Ngheredigion – The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow – with Sound of Yell

07/10/15 Jer Reid/Alex South/Stu Brown/Dougal Marwick – The Flying Duck, Glasgow – with Milk Crimes and George Garthwaite

07/09/15 sumshapes – Stereo, Glasgow – with Cuz, Howie Reeve and Breakfast Muff

13/08/15 Jer Reid & improvisers – The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow – with three other quartets of improvisers

11/07/15 Jer Reid/Rafe Fitzpatrick/Georgie McGeown/Elaine Dempsey – CCA, Glasgow – Unfix Festival

03/07/15 Jer Reid & Rosalind Masson – The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow – with Marisa Anderson and Donald Lindsay (music and dance)

06/06/15 Jer Reid/Roy Shearer/Cormac Lacey – The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow – Ozu’s ‘Record of a Tenement Gentleman’

31/05/15 Stu Brown, Catriona McKay & Jer Reid – Britannia Panopticon, Glasgow – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Gladstone’s Bag, Strange Blue Dreams, Sinatra Tribute

28/05/15 Jer Reid & Dougal Marwick – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow – with Stephen Grew and Fritz Welch

15 & 16/5/15 Holy Smoke – Tramway, Glasgow – dance

10/05/15 Solo – 13th Note, Glasgow – with Public Spaces Big Band, Sybren Renema and Armin Sturm, Alistair Quietsch and F.U.A.

03/05/15 Out of Class Improv – Dance Base, Edinburgh – with Luke Sutherland, Christine Devaney and Atzi Lipsync

01/05/15 Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra with Scottish Symphony Orchestra – City Halls, Glasgow – Tectonics Festival

25/04/15 DJing – The Flying Duck, Glasgow – HOUNDIN THE STREETS, my monthly DJ night with Martin Law and guest DJ Joe Howe

03/04/15 sumshapes – The Flying Duck, Glasgow – with Gummy Stumps and DJ Phelchy Murray

28/03/15 DJing – The Flying Duck, Glasgow – HOUNDIN THE STREETS, my monthly DJ night with Martin Law, Glitch film festival closing party

21/03/15 Bravest Boat – The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow – Mega Hair celebrating 5 years of art + music events at the Old Hairdressers

28/02/15 DJing – The Flying Duck, Glasgow – HOUNDIN THE STREETS, my monthly DJ night with Martin Law

12/2/15 sumshapes – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow – with Orchestre Tour Puissant Marcel Duchamp and Howie Reeve

21/12/14 sumshapes – The Old Hairdresser’s, Glasgow – with Issho Taiko Drummers

29/11/14 DJing – The Flying Duck, Glasgow – HOUNDIN THE STREETS, my monthly DJ night with Martin Law

13/11/14 Jer Reid, Stu Brown (drums) & Catriona McKay (harp) – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow – with The Grew Quartet and Alistair Quietsch

2/11/14 Three Lines (Jer Reid, Monica de Ioanni, Jenny Soep) – The Old Hairdresser’s, Glasgow – dance music drawing with Paul Michael Henry and The Snyver project

25/10/14 DJing – The Flying Duck, Glasgow – HOUNDIN THE STREETS, with Pabs Debussy a.k.a. Paul from Franz Ferdinand

27/09/14 DJing – The Flying Duck, Glasgow – HOUNDIN THE STREETS, my monthly DJ night with Martin Law

26/09/14 Jer Reid Stu Brown Matthew Bourne trio – Platform, Glasgow – Howie Reeve album launch

6/08/14 Jer Reid & Lisa Fannen (spoken word) – Power Lunches Arts Cafe, Hackney, London – with Caroline Kraabel and Alex Holmes

25/07/14 Jer Reid & Lisa Fannen (spoken word) – The Forest Cafe, Edinburgh – open mic night

26/07/14 sumshapes and Jer Reid & Lisa Fannen – Stereo & The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow – All Dayer with Blurt, Smack Wizards, Rafe Fitzpatrick, Noma, FK Alexander, P6, Stuart Henderson, Nova Waves, Leathermonk, Brian Curran, Breagha Cuinn and Jim Ferguson

29/06/14 Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra with Evan Parker – City Halls Recital Room, Glasgow – Glasgow International Jazz Festival

05/06/14 Jer Reid, Stuart Brown (drums/percussion) & Catriona McKay (harp) – Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Glasgow

01/06/14 Eight Thumbs (Fritz Welch, Jer Reid, Dougal Marwick, Alex South) – 13th Note Cafe, Glasgow – with Muscles of Joy and George Lyle and Fritz Welch duo

09/05/14 Collective Endeavours – St Andrew’s in the Square, Glasgow – Tectonics Glasgow 2014

24/04/14 Jer Reid – Coyote Whisky Bar, Glasgow – with Spaceheads and Jamie Grier

20/04/14 sumshapes – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow – with The Ex and Sacred Paws

06/04/14 Collective Endeavours – Langside Halls, Glasgow – with Solène Weinachter, Jer Reid, Brian Hartley, Joe Quimby, Joan Clevillé and Luke Sutherland

02/03/14 sumshapes – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow

22/02/14 Eight Thumbs – Delius Arts Centre, Bradford

21/02/14 Eight Thumbs – Summerhall, Edinburgh

09/02/14 Jer Reid & Solène Weinachter – Market Gallery, Glasgow – an improvised dance/ music performance: Around Titles