Civil Justice Centre Manchester at night

Manchester Albert Square Town Hall and post box

Liverpool Queensway Tunnel traffic at dusk with light trails

Gates to Strawberry Field inspiration for the song by John Lennon

Sunset over the Dee Estuary seen from West Kirby

Dusk view from Beetham Hilton Tower Manchester

Manchester Rochdale Canal fog 1996 (bw)

Manchester United 'Holy Trinity' statue George Best Denis Law Bobby Charlton

Tutor Writer Linguist Guide Photographer-Videographer Aidan O’Rourke is a multitalented individual with wide experience in both education and media.

In his freelance career, he has photographed cities, written books, developed websites, made short films and videos and lots more. He has taught English in the Middle East and Asia as well as English and languages in the UK.

He has reached a very high level of competency in German and has also learned some elementary Spanish, Chinese and other languages.

He offers one-to-one tuition, group classes, walks and workshops. This 'pentagrafik' illustrates his five main areas of activity, with keywords. Click on the graphic to go to the About page.

Blog posts

A selection of Twenty of my favourite books and films
Posted at 13:14 on Sunday 13th July, 2014

Here I’ve selected twenty of my favourite films and books. For me, books and films are of equal importance. They are stories, life experiences, fantasies, but told through through either words on a page or images on a screen. My own story ideas often encompass both writing and moving images. This is just a small […]

Manchester Architecture Canvas Prints
Manchester Architecture canvas prints – a unique artwork

Posted at 12:27 on Thursday 26th June, 2014

This set of eight canvases on the theme of Manchester Architecture was created in 2013 as part of a special project. I needed to express the idea of architecture in Manchester, old and new in the form of tall, narrow images. In each image, I placed an example of modern architecture on the left and […]

Obscure fact about photography: There were cameras in the Middle Ages!
Posted at 15:17 on Thursday 5th June, 2014

We may think of the camera as a modern invention, but not many people know that cameras were used in the Middle Ages. It’s speculated that they were used secretly, as those who used them didn’t want the wider world to find out about them. These cameras were used to make amazingly detailed and vibrant […]

A new way to learn English: A TEFL workshop using my short film drama with subtitles

Posted at 21:34 on Thursday 29th May, 2014

People learn languages in all sorts of ways – by reading books, listening to the radio, chatting to people. I have developed an interesting way to help learners with their English. I’ve made a short film drama that aims to be both entertaining and educational and I present it as part of a TEFL workshop. […]

Where to go and what to see on a three hour bike ride around Berlin

Posted at 11:11 on Wednesday 21st May, 2014

I was asked where is the best part of Berlin to visit on a three hour bike ride. I came up with this short tour around the historic central part of Berlin. The route starts at the Brandenburg Gate and follows a ‘crooked rectangle’ along Federal routes 2 and 1 marked in yellow on the […]

Has digital damaged Photography?

Posted at 11:26 on Tuesday 20th May, 2014

My answer to this question would be: Yes, in some ways, but from another point of view, maybe it’s for the best. Digital transformed my own experience of photography and there were two key years: 1995 and 2000; more about those later. But going back to the late 70s and early 80s when I first […]

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