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understanding of the life
and death of David Oluwale.

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David Oluwale

A Place called Home: Caryl Phillips, Imtiaz Dharker & Glyn Maxwell on 13.10.17

Highly respected writers will help us investigate the idea of ‘being at home’ in the modern city on 13th October. There was no safe home for David Oluwale in Leeds. The idea for a memorial to David Oluwale came from Caryl Phillips. He’ll be reading from the chapter about David in his book Foreigners. The poet,...
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...

DOMA Annual Report and Accounts 2016

Please find the time to read our latest Annual Report DOMA Annual Report 2016 As well as providing our financial accounts, we review the charity’s work over the previous year, including photos and brief descriptions of the events we organised with our partners: The Oluwale Partnership Symposium (Leeds Beckett University, 17.4.15) with wonderful support from the...

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...

Latest news from RememberOluwale (May 2016)

The Memorial Garden project has good news and not-so-good news. The good news is that we have a brilliant proposal from a world-famous artist for a major piece of public art in the name of David Oluwale. We haven’t signed the papers yet so we can’t announce the name, but it is a perfect fit for...

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...
Remembering David in history, poetry, music and film

Remembering David in history, poetry, music and film

There is now a considerable body of work which reflects on David Oluwale's life and tragic death. This long essay by Max Farrar, Secretary to the David Oluwale Memorial Association, discusses several of the most substantial works, starting with Ron Phillips's important article 'The Death of One Lame Darkie' (1972).
Oluwale Partnership Symposium 17th April 2015

Oluwale Partnership Symposium 17th April 2015

Remember Oluwale has been working hard with a team of collaborators to create a unique event in Leeds, UK, on 17th April 2015. This post advertises the programme that we’ve devised for the day. It includes links to all the people who will make short contributions to the plenary sessions. But we’re using Open Space...
Join us on 17th April to change Leeds

Join us on 17th April to change Leeds

  Do you work with people in Leeds who are marginalised and excluded because of their homelessness, mental ill-health, destitution, alcohol problems? Or because they are seeking asylum, been in prison, criminalised, or because they are people of colour? David Oluwale, found dead in the River Aire in 1969, endured all of these troubles for...
The 'unreported and amazing' case of Tony Stock: another miscarriage of justice in Leeds

The ‘unreported and amazing’ case of Tony Stock: another miscarriage of justice in Leeds

Jon Robins’ meticulous and revelatory new book The First Miscarriage of Justice (Waterside Press, 2014) is a must-read for people who want to get a deeper understanding of the British criminal justice system. It’s about Tony Stock, who was accused of a violent robbery at the Merrion Centre in Leeds in 1970. The book is particularly relevant...
Progress report - developing the Memorial Garden

Progress report – developing the Memorial Garden

As you’ve seen in earlier posts, Leeds Met University (now Leeds Beckett University) students have produced a model and drawings for the David Oluwale Memorial Garden. We are now working on detailed costings for the Garden’s various elements. The basic groundwork will be done by Leeds City Council’s Environment Agency flood-defence programme, and the beautiful...
45 Years On: Fundraising event for the David Oluwale Memorial Garden - programme

45 Years On: Fundraising event for the David Oluwale Memorial Garden – programme

Announcing the final programme for the major event at Left Bank, Leeds, on Saturday 3rd May 2014, organised by Masters students at Leeds Metropolitan University with help from our charity . . .   It’s exactly 45 years since David died REMEMBER OLUWALE FUNDRAISING EVENT Celebrating Diversity in Leeds Saturday 3rd May 2014, 7-10pm At...