promoting knowledge and
understanding of the life
and death of David Oluwale.

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David Oluwale

DOMA’s 5th Annual Report (2018)

Following the recent Annual General Meeting, DOMA is pleased to post its 5th Annual Report. It includes details and photos of our educational and campaigning work:  8th April 2017: Wandering Abroad poetry workshop (Roscoe Methodist Church, Leeds) 14th May 2017: Rise! music event (Wharfe Chambers, Leeds) 13th May 2017: Remembering Oluwale Anthology won the Saboteur...

On Freedom, Memory and David Oluwale

The Leeds Library teamed up with Melanie Abrahams (pictured) of Renaissance One in the first of a series of ‘salons’. The topic was Freedom. The #RememberOluwale charity was invited to contribute, and this is the talk I wrote. On Freedom & Remembering Oluwale The main speakers were #KeiMiller, #NaomiSumnerChan and #SaiMurray. (Event took place on 28.6.18)  ...

Was David Oluwale a martyr?

9. David Oluwale memory and martyrdom Max Farrar (FINAL 4) This is a chapter written by the Secretary to #RememberOluwale that debates whether or not David is a martyr. It includes the reason why we think Ellerker and Kitching should have been convicted of David’s murder. More information on the book in which this chapter...

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...