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Walking David Oluwale’s Leeds with Joe Williams

April 19 @ 17:00 - 18:00

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18 Commercial Street
Leeds, LS1 6AL
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Historian, writer, actor Joe Williams (Heritage Corner) will lead us on a walk around the centre of Leeds visiting some of the places where David Oluwale made his life. From 1949-53 he worked in the city and he spent time with his friends at the King Edward Hotel and the Mecca Ballroom.

We will visit these sites (now transformed) where he enjoyed himself. After years in Menston/High Royds psychiatric hospital he slept rough in various locations (including John Peters Store in Lands Lane, which now includes, ironically, Easy Hotel) and we will visit them too. Musician Juwon Ogungbe will accompany us.

After the walk, there will be an informal discussion at The Leeds Library. This is a free event but we ask you to register (making a donation if you wish) so that we can control the numbers (limited to 30).


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