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Creative Costume  Making (3): Making King David's Head

Creative Costume Making (3): Making King David’s Head

This post is a visual guide to the process of making the head that represents our King David Oluwale, and the harness that will be used to carry the sculpture at the Leeds West Indian Carnival (on 25th and 28th August 2017). Major thanks to the artists Alan Pergusey, Hughbon Condor and Jane Storr for...
Creative Costume Making (2)

Creative Costume Making (2)

Over the summer, Heena Siddiqi did a placement from her digital media course at Leeds University with the Remember Oluwale charity. She wrote this for us. At the end, there is of the films she made for us. Heena writes: From my experience of visiting the Harrison Bundey Mama Dread Carnival Mas Camp I have...
Creative Costume Making (1)

Creative Costume Making (1)

KING DAVID OLUWALE will lead 150 migrant masqueraders at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Leeds West Indian Carnival in Chapeltown, Leeds, on 28th August 2017. Remember Oluwale is partnering with the Harrison Bundey Mama Dread troupe for this historic event. In this post, we provide some background. THE CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL is the best expression...

Remembering Darcus Howe: The Mangrove Nine film (28th June 2017)

Full information on the 28th June 2017 event is  here.  [A photo report after the event was posted here  ] What follows is the description of the event we organised . . .   David Oluwale’s story was first told by Ron Phillips in a 1972 issue of Race Today magazine. Darcus Howe became the editor...

RISE! Resistance songs in Leeds on 14th May 2017

We are proud to be sponsoring the Leeds gig of the forthcoming tour by RISE! CELEBRATE RESISTANCE! TOUR 2017 Traumatised by Trump? Maxed out by Theresa’s Mayhem? Browned off by Brexit? Then come and celebrate the alternative facts and histories of resistance in the stirring songs of RISE! RISE! is a six-piece band built around...

Remembering David (d. 1969) and Christopher (d.1998)

Here are the #RememberOluwale slides we used at the event last night discussing the deal in custody of Christopher Alder in 1998, and David Oluwale’s life and death (1949- 1969). David O life presentation PDF This is probably the most succinct account we’ve produced so far of David’s abjection. We are very grateful to Dr Say Burgin...

February 2017 events

#RememberOluwale is supporting two events this month: Conversations in Black History (1st) and the film Generation Revolution (10th). We hope people in our near Leeds will join us. Conversations in Black History (on Wednesday 1st Feb 2017) includes Janet Alder speaking about the death in police custody in Hull of her brother Christopher, and Mahalia France-Mir (Board...

Remembering Oluwale – An Anthology published

Three Minutes of Empathy View the poetry/film here Remembering Oluwale Anthology is now published. We’ve just awarded the prizes and launched the book arising from our David Oluwale Writing competition. Remembering Oluwale – An Anthology (edited by SJ Bradley, Valley Press, 2016) and the winning entries are announced on the Big BookEnd’s site here. We offer our huge congratulations to...

Oluwale Writing Prize long-list

Twenty-six writers of poetry and short stories responding to David Oluwale have been selected and the winners will be announced on 27th April. 70 entries were received in a competition organised by Fictions of Every Kind and the Big Bookend in partnership with the RememberOluwale charity. The world-renowned writers Caryl Phillips (author of one of...

The David Oluwale Writing Prize deadline looms

The 1971 ‘Remember Oluwale’ graffiti has inspired writers and poets. Our Writing Prize  offers more opportunities to reflect on David’s life and the issues it provokes. Please contribute — the deadline (6th March 2016) approaches fast. A book containing the best entries will be published in June 2016. Our high-profile judges are Caryl Phillips, Marina Lewycka...

Impressive line-up for our next event: Gary Younge, Caryl Phillips and more (26.2.16)

Renowned Guardian journalist Gary Younge will talk about the relationship between David Oluwale’s life and the US campaigns #blacklivesmatter. Plus Caryl Phillips on researching and writing his piece on David (‘Northern Lights’ in his Foreigners: Three English Lives (2007); Corinne Silva on her film about David, Wandering Abroad and her current gardens of resistance project; Kasia Boddy and George...

Our latest Annual Report (2014-5)

This report was presented to our AGM in April 2015. It includes our accounts and tells you what we accomplished last year. We hope you enjoy reading it (and looking at the photos). Annual Report 2014 final PDF