Launched in 2007, the Parasol unit Educational Events programme provides visitors of all ages with opportunities to expand their interest in contemporary art through a wide variety of dynamic events and activities. Join us at Parasol unit for an evening of cinema, poetry, music or performance – or gain unique insights into the gallery’s current exhibition by attending our artist and curator talks, exhibition lectures and symposia. Regular artist-led Sunday Family Workshops at Parasol unit offer creative afternoons of art activities suitable for all ages and levels of interest.
Committed to involving people from the local boroughs of Hackney and Islington, Parasol unit regularly works with local schools and community organizations, and sees this as a top priority. If you would like to bring a class of students or even arrange a workshop for your community group at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, then do please get in touch.
Parasol unit’s programme of talks and lectures provides visitors with a chance to learn more about the foundation’s exhibitions through artist and curator talks; lectures and gallery tours by renowned art historians, writers and academics; and symposia in collaboration with local universities.
Intercapillary Places is a series of evening events co-ordinated in collaboration with poets Edmund Hardy and Felicity Roberts. Thinking through politics and philosophy and how these engage with contemporary poetry, the series comprises critical talks with poetry performances and other live arts, aiming to open up a new and interdisciplinary space for radical thought within, around and about poetry.
Parasol unit Film + Video presents regular screening series’ in response to the exhibition programme. The diverse programme screens the work of international artists and film-makers and includes contemporary and historical artists’ moving image; feature length film and video and animation.