The London Children's Book Fair at Parasol unit

by Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art in London, Greater London, England

Join us! Help promote literacy and support art as a creative tool for learning across all subjects.

by Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art in London, Greater London, England

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On 30th November 2017 we successfully raised £4,425 with 91 supporters in 28 days

 

 

Introduction

 

Parasol unit is hosting the second edition of The London Children’s Book Fair on 15 and 16 December 2017. Open to all from toddlers to teens and families, this year’s edition focuses on storytelling. Everyone has a special story to tell.

 

Why promote literacy?

 

Parasol unit is located in the London Borough of Hackney, an area identified by The National Literacy Trust as having one of the lowest literacy rates in the UK. It is with this in mind that Parasol unit developed the initiative of The London Children’s Book Fair to provide an audience of different backgrounds and ages with an opportunity to find their creative voice and share it with one another. We will build upon the success of last year's inaugral edition of The London Children’s Book Fair (2016) and expand our outreach throughout London and beyond.  

By offering free literary and illustrative workshops, poetry and storytelling sessions, and readings by favourite authors, The London Children’s Book Fair encourages young people and children to engage with literacy, creatively. The multidisplinary workshops will provide participants with the opportunity to engage with a variety of creative approaches to literacy and to learn from the most innovative and imaginative contemporary publishers, authors and illustrators of books for young people and children. Enter this wonderful world of books – where reading is encouraged, a place where creativity is fostered and one’s imagination is unleashed. Everyone has a story to tell and we are here to listen at The London Children’s Book Fair.

 

How will the money you donate be used?

 

The funds gained from your pledges will go towards the costs involved running the fair, including:

  • supporting free and interactive workshops open to the public throughout the course of the two-day fair.
  • paying artist educators’ fees for running free fringe workshops to local schools in the run-up to fair.
  • purchasing art materials and equipment required for the free school and public workshops.
  • acquiring the materials needed for decoration.
  • producing the marketing and merchandise to promote the fair (i.e. leaflets, posters and t-shirts).
  • helping support the cost involved with the logistics and operations to make the fair happen.

 

 

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Thank You card and personal acknowledgement on the Parasol unit website

£20 or more

3 of 50 claimed

£20 Reward

Set of five Parasol unit exhibition postcards for collection from Parasol unit at a time convenient for you, a Thank You card and personal acknowledgement on the Parasol unit website

£25 or more

£25 Reward

One concession ticket for any family workshop at Parasol unit, a Thank You card and personal acknowledgement on the Parasol unit website

£50 or more

0 of 40 claimed

£50 Reward

One copy of "Front of House" (2008) exhibition publication for collection from Parasol unit at a time convenient for you, a Thank You card and personal acknowledgement on the Parasol unit website (Publication Details: Softcover, 145 x 210mm, 44 pages, Published by Parasol unit, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-9560247-0-1)

£50 or more

0 of 15 claimed

£50 Reward

One copy of "Mario Sala: Built in London" (2005) exhibition publication for collection from Parasol unit at a time convenient for you, a Thank You card and personal acknowledgement on the Parasol unit website (Publication Details: Softback, 268 x 206 mm, 2 parts, 15 pages (each), Published by Parasol unit, 2005.)

£100 or more

0 of 75 claimed

£100 Reward

One poster of the 2017 Parasol unit exhibition, "Tschabalala Self", for collection from Parasol unit at a time convenient for you, a Thank You card and personal acknowledgement on the Parasol unit website

£150 or more

0 of 50 claimed

£150 Reward

One copy of the Parasol unit 10 year anniversary book for collection from Parasol unit at a time convenient for you, a Thank You card and personal acknowledgement on the Parasol unit website

£200 or more

0 of 40 claimed

£200 Reward

One copy of "Lines of Thought" (2012) group exhibition publication for collection from Parasol unit at a time convenient for you, a Thank You card and personal acknowledgement on the Parasol unit website (Publication Details: Softcover, 270 x 200 mm, 72 pages, Published by Parasol unit, London, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-9560247-4-9)

£200 or more

0 of 15 claimed

£200 Reward

One copy of "Yang Fudong: No Snow on the Broken Bridge" (2006) exhibition publication for collection from Parasol unit at a time convenient for you, a Thank You card and personal acknowledgement on the Parasol unit website (Publication Details: Softcover, 250 x 185 mm, 180 pages, Published by Parasol unit /JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2006. ISBN: 978-3-905701-85-5)

£200 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£200 Reward

One copy of "I Know Something About Love" (2011) group exhibition publication for collection from Parasol unit at a time convenient for you, a Thank You card and personal acknowledgement on the Parasol unit website (Publication Details: Hardcover, 230 x 168 mm 96 pages, Published by Parasol unit / Koenig Books, London, 2011. ISBN: 978-3-86560-980)

£200 or more

0 of 40 claimed

£200 Reward

One copy of "Yutaka Sone: Secret for Snow Leopard" (2007) exhibition publication for collection from Parasol unit at a time convenient for you, a Thank You card and personal acknowledgement on the Parasol unit website (Publication Details: Softcover, 272 x 278 mm, 110 pages, Published by Parasol unit, London, 2007.)

£200 or more

0 of 40 claimed

£200 Reward

One copy of "Tabaimo: Boundary Layer" (2009) exhibition publication for collection from Parasol unit at a time convenient for you, a Thank You card and personal acknowledgement on the Parasol unit website (Publication Details: Softcover, 200 x 270 mm, 80 pages, Published by Parasol unit / Koenig Books, London, 2009. ISBN: 978-3-86560-828-4)

£350 or more

£350 Reward

Private guided tour for you and a party of 10 additional guests at Parasol unit’s upcoming exhibition, "Here and There: Paintings by Lisa Milroy", a Thank You card and personal acknowledgement on the Parasol unit website

£500 or more

0 of 36 claimed

£500 Reward

The Inaugural London Children’s Book Fair limited edition by Alice Bowsher for collection from Parasol unit at a time convenient for you, a Thank You card and personal acknowledgement on the Parasol unit website (Limited Edition details: 2016, Silkscreen print on Somerset Satin Enhanced paper, 42 x 30 cm (16½ x 11¾ in), limited edition of 40, signed and numbered)

£500 or more

1 of 16 claimed

£500 Reward

Limited edition by Kate Gilmore for collection from Parasol unit at a time convenient for you, a Thank You card and personal acknowledgement on the Parasol unit website (Limited Edition details: Produced on the occasion of the public art project Parasol Public: Walk The Line, on Exchange Square, London, 6-10 June 2011. C-print on paper, 25 x 30 cm (10 x 11¾ in), Edition of 25, Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity)

£1,000 or more

0 of 44 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Limited edition by David Claerbout for collection from Parasol unit at a time convenient for you, a Thank You card and personal acknowledgement on the Parasol unit website (Limited Edition details: Produced on the occasion of the exhibition David Claerbout: ‘The time that remains’ at Parasol unit, 31 May – 10 August 2012. Archival pigment print on Canson HighGloss RC paper, 315 gsm, 33 x 45 cm (13 x 17¾ in), edition of 50, signed and numbered.)

£1,000 or more

0 of 18 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Limited edition by Merlin James for collection from Parasol unit at a time convenient for you, a Thank You card and personal acknowledgement on the Parasol unit website (Limited Edition details: Produced on the occasion of the MERLIN JAMES exhibition at Parasol unit, 6 June – 10 August 2013. Soft ground etching on Somerset paper, 300 gsm, 38 x 45 cm (15 x 17¾ in), edition of 40, signed, numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.)


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