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

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#RememberOluwale (DOMA) Annual Report for 2016-7

Here’s our annual report for our AGM in June 2017. It’s taken me all this time to insert the photos. (The above photo is in the report — RememberOluwale supported this event on Leeds Bridge on 20.1.71.) DOMA 4th Annual Report to 2017 pdf It’s not too long and it will keep you pretty well...
We are all migrants (3) Milda's story

We are all migrants (3) Milda’s story

Here’s another reflection on the experience of migration, this time from Lithuania. It’s part of our series arising from the participation of King David (Oluwale) in the All Ah We Are Migrants troupe formed by Harrison Bundey Mama Dread’s Masqueraders at the Leeds West Indian Carnival in August 2017. This story was recorded by our...
WE ARE ALL MIGRANTS (2) EMILY’S STORY

WE ARE ALL MIGRANTS (2) EMILY’S STORY

  Remember Oluwale was proud to work with the Harrison Bundey Mama Dread Migrant Masqueraders at the Leeds West Indian Carnival in August 2017. As this King David page explains, we created a Carnival King David, who lead over 100 migrant masqueraders through Chapeltown and Harehills on 28th August, Bank Holiday Monday. We handed out...

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,...
WE ARE ALL MIGRANTS (1) SHAHNAZ’S STORY

WE ARE ALL MIGRANTS (1) SHAHNAZ’S STORY

The work Remember Oluwale did with the Leeds carnival took the theme All Ah We Are Migrants. As we said in our postcard, distributed at the carnival, ‘every human has a migration story’. To illustrate this theme, we are posting a series of interviews about migration to Britain  over the past 50 years or so....
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...