Parasol Unit

 
 
ADDRESS
14 Wharf Road, Hoxton, London N1 7RW 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Tue to Sat 10:00 - 18:00, Sun 12:00 - 17:00
 
PRICES
Free
 

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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.

 

Parasol Unit events

 
Katy Moran - Solo Exhibition At Parasol UnitKaty Moran - Solo Exhibition At Parasol UnitA solo exhibition showcasing the artist's practice over the past ten years.15th January 2015Sunday 8th March 2015 Where:
Parasol Unit, 14  Wharf Road      N1 7RW
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Katy Moran - Solo Exhibition At Parasol Unit
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art | PRICING  Free  
DATES  15th January to 8th March 2015
A solo exhibition showcasing the artist's practice over the past ten years.
 

Opening and closing times for Parasol Unit

Today (Sunday) Parasol Unit closes at 17.00

Monday:

Closed
 
 

Tuesday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Wednesday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Thursday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Friday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Saturday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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17.00
 
 

LondonTown.com - Parasol Unit Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Old Street Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Angel Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Elia Mews Car Park
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Ewan Bleach
Concerts | Until 28th December 2014 

The Nightjar Bar 8 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

The jazz multi-instrumentalist specialises in blues and jazz pieces from the 1920s and 1930s....More

Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands
Dance | Until 11th January 2015 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 9 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

Having so successfully given new interpretations to classics like Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Nutcracker!, Matthew Bourne now brings ...More

 
The Little Match Girl
The Little Match Girl
Theatre | Until 10th January 2015 

Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre 9 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

A snowy stage sets the scene for an icy cold Christmas Eve, where the Little Match Girl paces the emptying ...More

 
Angel Comedy
Comedy | Until 1st February 2015 

Camden Head 10 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

New act and material night featuring guest performers....More

The Rowan Martin Band
Concerts | On 28th December 2014 

Charlie Wrights International Bar 10 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

The London-based singer-songwriter performs his original material accompanied by his musicians....More

Cindermouse: Little Angel Theatre
Cindermouse: Little Angel Theatre
Theatre | Until 1st February 2015 

The Little Angel Theatre 13 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

A host of colourful glove and rod puppet characters travel to the land of mice where hardworking little Cindermouse, the ...More

 
Last Night Of The Christmas Proms
Concerts | On 28th December 2014 

Barbican Centre 14 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

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Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age
Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2015 

Barbican Centre 14 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

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The Sound Of Musicals
Music | On 28th December 2014 

Barbican Centre 14 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

The London Concert Orchestra is joined by West End performers Kerry Ellis, Summer Strallen, Graham Bickley and Tim Howar for ...More

Hangover Lounge
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th December 2014 

The Lexington 14 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

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Songs Of Lear
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