Leeds Church Institute

43 The Calls, Leeds, LS2 7EY

Leeds, England, GB, LS2 7EY

Sketch the city at night and learn about Leeds history, with a focus on faith and racial justice

You are invited to join Leeds artists to sketch the city at night, and get a fresh perspective on its fascinating history.

Learn about David Oluwale, the British Nigerian and Leeds resident whose personal story inspired local people to create a lasting legacy to mark his life in the beautiful Hibiscus Rising sculpture by artist Yinka Shonibare.


All art materials will be provided and we really mean it when we say no experience is necessary.

Wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions on the day, we encourage you to wear layers and bring along something waterproof if you are planning to sit down whilst sketching.

We want everyone who attends this event to have a positive experience, and feel reassured that everyone is welcome and will be treated with respect.

A mental health first aider will be available at this event.

We will meet at 43 The Calls and walk to the David Oluwale Bridge, then to Aire Park to see the Hibiscus Rising sculpture.