Parasol Unit  

 
 
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14 Wharf Road, Hoxton, London N1 7RW
 
 
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Parasol UnitParasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a non-profit space
devoted to promoting contemporary art for the benefit of the public.
Parasol unit is a privately funded charity with possible and future
additional funding from the public and private sectors. The core
activity of Parasol unit is to showcase the work of contemporary artists
from around the world. Each year, the foundation mounts three or four
exhibitions in various media, such as sculpture, painting, installation,
video, or photography, for which some works might be specifically
commissioned. Each exhibition is usually accompanied by a publication.
Parasol unit does not charge admission fees.

 

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Old Street Tube Station
 
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Angel Tube Station
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Macclesfield Road NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
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Central Street, EC1V | 4 minutes from Parasol Unit
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275 Old Street, EC1V | 11 minutes from Parasol Unit
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53 Upper Street, N1 | 11 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Victoria Miro
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
16 Wharf Road, Hoxton, London N1 | Same location as Parasol Unit
The Victoria Miro originally opened in Cork Street in London, W1, in 1985. The gallery moved to its present location in 16 Wharf Road, Islington, in ... More
 
 
 
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Islington, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, Hoxton, Hoxton, London N1 | 5 minutes from Parasol Unit
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32 Devonia Road, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Alex Hartley: After You Left
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th & 10th and 12th to 16th Dec 2016 - 10am-6pm
Parasol Unit, 16 Wharf Road, N1 | Same location as Parasol Unit
A major architectural installation in the gallery's waterside garden, with themes of modernism and romanticist ideas of ruin....More
 
 
 
Space Hopper Challenge: Let's Smash The Guinness World Record!
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 23rd April 2017 - 2pm-5pm
Parasol Unit, New North Road, N1 | 7 minutes from Parasol Unit
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New Red Lion
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271-273 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from Parasol Unit
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0, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from Parasol Unit
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125 Packington Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Parasol Unit
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193-195 City Road, Hoxton, London EC1V | 4 minutes from Parasol Unit
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49 Eagle Wharf Road, Hoxton, London N1 | 5 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Estoick Collection, 39 Canterbury Square, Hoxton, London N1 | 6 minutes from Parasol Unit
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7 Shepherdess Walk, Hoxton, London N1 | 2 minutes from Parasol Unit
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205 City Road, EC1V | 3 minutes from Parasol Unit
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220 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from Parasol Unit
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City College of Higher Education
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
University House, 55 East Road, Hoxton, London N1 | 6 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 4 minutes from Parasol Unit
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River Thames & Regents Canal, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 6 minutes from Parasol Unit
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30 St Peter's Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Parasol Unit
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The Old Queen's Head
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44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 10 minutes from Parasol Unit
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190 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 4 minutes from Parasol Unit
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190 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 4 minutes from Parasol Unit
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The Bower, EC1V | 8 minutes from Parasol Unit
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The Ladybird Life Of Dickens: An Illustrated Adventure
Exhibitions | Until 16th April 2017 

Charles Dickens Museum 16 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

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Victorians Decoded: Art And Telegraphy
Exhibitions | Until 22nd January 2017 

Guildhall Art Gallery 18 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

Never-before-seen paintings from the City Corporation's art gallery and work by prominent Victorian artists will be on display as well ...More

Victorian Santa's Grotto
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2016 

Museum of London 23 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

Community & Lifestyle, Christmas/Xmas Lights....More

Fire! Fire!
Fire! Fire!
Exhibitions | Until 17th April 2017 

Museum of London 23 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

The Museum of London marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1666 with a ...More

 
Galleria Campari On Tour
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from Parasol Unit

A dynamic collection of the most representative artworks from Campari's rich history, recounting the story of the brand through modern ...More

An Outstanding Showcase Of New Contemporary Jewellery
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2017 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from Parasol Unit

The Designer Jewellers Group's winter showcase. On show will be jewellery in a range of styles, from the traditional to ...More

The Fantastic Barbican World
Exhibitions | Until 16th April 2017 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from Parasol Unit

Explore Chamberlin, Powell and Bon's endeavour to combine spaciousness with high density development. The exhibition includes a number of residential ...More

Well Said!
Exhibitions | Until 23rd December 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from Parasol Unit

A selection of Shakespeare's lines, chosen by actors, writers and poets, turned into artworks....More

The Vulgar
The Vulgar
Exhibitions | Until 5th February 2017 

Barbican Art Gallery 1.36 miles from Parasol Unit

What makes something vulgar? Drawing on a wealth of stunning exhibits from the Renaissance ...More

 
King Lear
Theatre | Until 23rd December 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from Parasol Unit

Gregory Doran directs Antony Sher as the ageing ruler unable to see beyond the lies of his eldest daughters in ...More

 
 
 
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