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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Tschabalala SelfTschabalala SelfExpressive and dynamic paintings, sculpture, print and collages in this solo exhibition by the American artist.2017-02-22T10:00:00+00002017-03-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Parasol Unit, 14  Wharf Road      N1 7RW
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Free EventNow On
Tschabalala Self
Sunday Family Workshop - In Search Of The Real Me With Flora DuleySunday Family Workshop - In Search Of The Real Me With Flora DuleyCommunity & Lifestyle, Family Event.2017-03-12T14:30:00+00002017-03-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Parasol Unit, 14  Wharf Road      N1 7RW
Category: event
On Soon
Sunday Family Workshop - In Search Of The Real Me With Flora Duley
Elger Esser: MorgenlandElger Esser: MorgenlandPhotographic works by German artist.2017-03-28T18:00:00+01002017-05-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Parasol Unit, 14  Wharf Road      N1 7RW
Category: event
Free Event 
Elger Esser: Morgenland
 

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Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £60  24% off
Central Street, EC1V | 4 minutes from Parasol Unit
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £53  24% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 11 minutes from Parasol Unit
Modern and functional, you get what you pay for at this middle ranking hotel close to the City and the reasonable rates mean that it fills ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  21% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 11 minutes from Parasol Unit
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
 
 
 
 
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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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Magnum Photos
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
63 Gee Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Parasol Unit
The London gallery for renowned photo agency, Magnum. Representing the best in photography, The Magnum Photos selection process for new members is legendary for its toughness. ... More
 
 
 
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Host Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Honduras Street, City, London EC1Y | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
Host was established in 2005 by Jon Levy, director of foto8, and Adrian Evans, director of Panos Pictures. Photojournalism - from classical black and white reportage ... More
 
 
 
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The Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
Built in the late 19th century, The Islington Metalworks is a building steeped in history. All three floors were initially used to stable the horses that ... More
 
 
 
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Angel Building
London > Attractions > Sights
407 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 10 minutes from Parasol Unit
Launched in late 2010, the Angel Building in Islington transformed from an under-used early 1980s commercial block into an award-winning office space, reinvented by architects ... More
 
 
 
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Bunhill Fields
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
38 City Road, Shoreditch, London EC1Y | 11 minutes from Parasol Unit
Small, wooded dissenters' cemetery in the city centre. William Blake, John Bunyan and Daniel Defoe are among over 120,000 nonconformists whose bodies are squeezed closely together within ... More
 
 
 
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Tschabalala Self
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th January to 12th March 2017 - Various Times
Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road, N1 | Same location as Parasol Unit
Expressive and dynamic paintings, sculpture, print and collages in this solo exhibition by the American artist....More
 
 
 
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Do Ho Suh: Passages
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st February to 18th March 2017 - 10am-6pm
Parasol Unit, 16 Wharf Road, N1 | Same location as Parasol Unit
The South Korean-born artist presents an exhibition of sculptural works created via a new process in which the artist's signature architectural pieces are compressed into two-dimensional ...More
 
 
 
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Sunday Family Workshop - In Search Of The Real Me With Flora Duley
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Sunday 12th March 2017 - 2.30pm-4pm
Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road, N1 | Same location as Parasol Unit
Community & Lifestyle, Family Event....More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Lion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
One of London's most famous fringe pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington was founded in 1979 by Charlie Hanson and is a welcome ... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national and ... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national ... More
 
 
 
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Camden Passage
London > Shopping > Markets
Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
Hidden down a cobble-stoned Angel backstreet a whimsical collection of odds and ends have been gathered together on a selection of market stalls (not to be ... More
 
 
 
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The Wearer
London > Shopping > Jewellery
2 Charlton Place, N1 | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
The Wearer is a small, independent jewellery shop that stocks products created by unique and emerging London-based designers. With a strong focus on quality ... More
 
 
 
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Cass Art
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
The flagship store of this art mini-chain stocks something for everyone from the eager beginnner to the consumate expert - water colours, oils, drawing and much ... More
 
 
 
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William IV
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
7 Shepherdess Walk, Hoxton, London N1 | 2 minutes from Parasol Unit
Off the beaten Old Street track, this surreal and spellbinding pub has obviously won a loyal following within months of opening. The friendly management are keen ... More
 
 
 
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Boondocks
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
205 City Road, EC1V | 3 minutes from Parasol Unit
American style diner from Bea Vo (of Bea's of Bloomsbury fame) Boondocks offers a menu of Southern specialities, old favourites from ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Star
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
220 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from Parasol Unit
South American Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Parasol Unit
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 8 minutes from Parasol Unit
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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B&H Kitchen
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 12 minutes from Parasol Unit
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 6 minutes from Parasol Unit
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
 
 
 
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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Parasol Unit
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 12 minutes from Parasol Unit
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
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William IV
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
7 Shepherdess Walk, Hoxton, London N1 | 2 minutes from Parasol Unit
Off the beaten Old Street track, this surreal and spellbinding pub has obviously won a loyal following within months of opening. The friendly management are keen ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Duke of Cambridge
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 St Peter's Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Parasol Unit
This pioneering organic pub has done a good job of going gastro without losing the atmosphere of a proper boozer. In part, this is due to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Peasant
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
240 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
The Peasant is really two different eateries under one roof. Downstairs is a crowded and cheerful gastropub, with a menu of substantial tapas and platters. Upstairs ... More
 
 
 
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Parasol Unit clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Good & Proper Tea Shoreditch
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Bower, EC1V | 8 minutes from Parasol Unit
Good & Proper Tea are on a mission to change the way people think about and drink the humble cuppa. Having driven their crowd-funded mobile ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Nightjar Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
129-131 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from Parasol Unit
For live jazz and adventurous signature cocktails in a subterranean speakeasy setting try The Nightjar Bar in Shoreditch. Taking its cue from the illicit anti-Prohibition bars ... More
 
 
 
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 10 minutes from Parasol Unit
If the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look. Colebrookes takes the ... More
 
 
 
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London Symphony Orchestra St Luke's
London > Business > Venue Hire
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Sadler's Wells
London > Business > Venue Hire
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
Can accomodate for up to 2070 people.... More
 
 
 
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The HAC Grounds
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Road, City, London EC1Y | 12 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

John Kenney's original illustrations alongside Peach's words, chronicling the life of the great English author....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

 
Perspectives Of Destruction: Images Of London, 1940-44
Exhibitions | Until 8th May 2017 

Museum of London 23 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

This exhibition explores the way artists and photographers responded to the bombing of London during the Second World War. Includes ...More

Justice Online: Just As Good': Joshua Rozenberg QC
Exhibitions | On 22nd February 2017 

Museum of London 23 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

Literary & Education, Lecture....More

Omer Arbel: 44
Exhibitions | Until 18th April 2017 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from Parasol Unit

This bespoke light installation by the artist for the Barbican Foyer was produced by Bocci, a Vancouver and Berlin-based design ...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

Richard Mosse: Incoming
Richard Mosse: Incoming
Exhibitions | Until 23rd April 2017 

Barbican - Curve Gallery 1.36 miles from Parasol Unit

Conceptual documentary photographer and Deutsche Borse Photography Prize Winner Richard Mosse has created an immersive multi-channel video installation in the ...More

 
Sophie Clements: Shall I This Time Hold You'
Exhibitions | Until 1st May 2017 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from Parasol Unit

A large-scale projection and surround sound work that explores the beauty captured in a chance moment....More

Richard Mosse: Incoming
Exhibitions | Until 23rd April 2017 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from Parasol Unit

An immersive multi-channel video installation created in collaboration with composer Ben Frost and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten....More

Blanca Li Dance Company
Dance | Until 25th February 2017 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from Parasol Unit

Take a trip into a fantastical universe where humans and robots playfully mingle and merge, all dancing to the percussive ...More

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Taking place in the midst of award season, The Craft of Film at the Barbican ...More

 
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Exhibitions | From 5th March 

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A ten-day event, the Cut Festival brings together ...More

 
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The Prince Charles Cinema pays homage to Tim Burton this weekend with an all-nighter dedicated ...More

 
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Catalan cuisine from Victor Garvey served in a dining room reminiscent of Barcelona's elegant-but-casual beachfront ...More

 
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Celebrating its 50th year, Hair comes to London this year. The acclaimed musical will be ...More

 
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