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

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David Oluwale

WE ARE ALL MIGRANTS (1) SHAHNAZ’S STORY

Shahnaz’s Migration Story Shahnaz Ali was born in Pakistan and came to England with her family, at the age of 3, in the summer of 1965 and grew up in Bradford. Heena  Siddiqi (her daughter) interviewed Shahnaz to get an insight into her life, and her migration story and also what she remembers of her parents’  life...

Creative Costume Making 2: 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

From my experience of visiting the Harrison Bundey Mama Dread Carnival Mas Camp I have made this short video showing the exciting process of making the flower costumes, that around 100 people will wear in the parade on Carnival Bank Holiday Monday. The whole troupe is called ‘All Ah We Are Migrants’ and their costumes...

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...