Part Three of the LEEDS 2023 story is all about Dreaming. Where dreams will be celebrated and a vision for the future brought to life.
As the year begins to draw to a close, don't miss our closing ceremony 'The Gifting', a live storytelling performance from 26 to 31 Dec.
A new sculpture by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA to honour David Oluwale, the British Nigerian and Leeds resident whose personal story inspired local people to create a lasting legacy to mark his life.
Inspired by the hibiscus flower, a plant ubiquitous in Nigeria and common to the heritage of both Oluwale and Shonibare, this artwork is embellished with African inspired batik patterns and stands as a beacon of hope. It tells a story of reconciliation, healing and renewal for the city, and provides a beautiful new public space for visitors and the people of Leeds.
We’ve had so many great moments this year so far. It's a year of making memories.
LEEDS 2023 belongs to people. Every event, activity and interaction has created its own story and had its own impact on the people who made it happen and who experienced it. We thank everyone who has made a memory so far.