18th April 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Killingbeck Catholic Cemetery
Killingbeck cemetery
York Road
Leeds LS14 6AB

With music, songs and speeches from the Leeds Nigerian community and others, this event will take place at David Oluwale’s grave in the cemetery.

photo of David Oluwale
wikimedia Commons license

This day marks the 50th anniversary of the drowning of David Oluwale in the River Aire, off Call Lane in Leeds

David Oluwale was a British-Nigerian who migrated to England in 1949. Most of his difficult adult life was spent in Leeds. #DavidOluwale’s story reminds us of the intersection of racism, mental-ill health, homelessness, destitution and police malpractice.

This event at his graveside is just one of a series of commemorative events – other include film showings, a walk and a poetry reading with Jackie Kay.

Information about all events