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
 
9 minutes walk
 
Angel Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
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Railway Stations

 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Macclesfield Road NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Elia Mews Car Park
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £59  22% 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
 
 
 
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151-157 City Road, EC1V | 6 minutes from Parasol Unit
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £56  26% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 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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City Road Basin
London > Attractions >
Islington, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Parasol Unit
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LAARC
London > Attractions > Museums
Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, Hoxton, Hoxton, London N1 | 5 minutes from Parasol Unit
London's archaeology library. May need appointment to arrange access. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Sightseeing Tours
32 Devonia Road, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Yayoi Kusama
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th May to 30th July 2016 - 10am-6pm
Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road, N1 | Same location as Parasol Unit
The artist presents her most extensive exhibition at the gallery, with new paintings, pumpkin sculptures and mirror rooms across the gallery's three locations and waterside garden....More
 
 
 
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Rana Begum: The Space Between
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th June to 18th September 2016 - Various Times
Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road, N1 | Same location as Parasol Unit
The Bangladeshi-British artist presents her first solo exhibition in a public UK institution....More
 
 
 
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Angel Canal Festival
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 4th September 2016
City Road Basin, London, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Parasol Unit
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New Red Lion
London > Entertainment > Theatres
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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Renaissance
London > Shopping > House and Garden
193-195 City Road, Hoxton, London EC1V | 4 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Grand Union
London > Shopping > Photography
49 Eagle Wharf Road, Hoxton, London N1 | 5 minutes from Parasol Unit
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London > Shopping > Specialists
39 Parkway, Hoxton, London N1 | 6 minutes from Parasol Unit
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William IV
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
7 Shepherdess Walk, Hoxton, London N1 | 2 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Royal Star
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
220 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from Parasol Unit
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149 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 4 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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Finsbury Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Fitness
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 4 minutes from Parasol Unit
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London > Leisure >
River Thames & Regents Canal, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Parasol Unit
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London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 6 minutes from Parasol Unit
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7 Shepherdess Walk, Hoxton, London N1 | 2 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Duke of Cambridge
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 St Peter's Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Parasol Unit
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The Old Queen's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 10 minutes from Parasol Unit
A gorgeous antique interior, a delicious menu and some top DJs at weekends. The Old Queen's Head opened with a fantastic recipe for success in 2006 ... More
 
 
 
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Colonel Jaspers
London > Nightlife > Bars
190 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 4 minutes from Parasol Unit
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London > Nightlife > Bars
190 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 4 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Good & Proper Tea Shoreditch
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Bower, EC1V | 8 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Norman Street, Finsbury, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 6 minutes from Parasol Unit
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London Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 30th June 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from Parasol Unit

Sir Simon Rattle conducts this programme which explores the pivotal works of three vastly different composers. The programme comprises Ives's ...More

On the Twentieth Century
Concerts | Until 6th July 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from Parasol Unit

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Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep
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Exhibitions | Until 10th July 2016 

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For his first major London commission award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi creates a new work for ...More

 
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Sadler's Wells Theatre 1.37 miles from Parasol Unit

The multi award-winning Russian classical ballerina presents this new production which explores the contemporary genre of dance. With performances from ...More

 
The Deadcuts
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The Lexington 1.4 miles from Parasol Unit

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