Educational Events Programme
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 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 organisations. If you would like to arrange a group visit please click here.
A panel discussion on personal history and archive featuring poet and translator Sue Rose, in conversation with poet Hannah Lowe, and archivist, poet and local historian Anna Robinson.
Image: courtesy Vici MacDonald
Families will gradually invent strange and absurd drawing mechanisms, that alter how they naturally move and in doing so create unusual and surprising mark-making.
Image: courtesy Nicola Pomery
Join us for the exclusive preview of Shezad Dawood: Towards the Possible Film, a major survey of the artist Shezad Dawood, comprising new light sculptures, paintings on textile, and films.
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.