This is aidan.co.uk, the website of Aidan O’Rourke, aka AidanEyewitness, freelance coach, content creator, YouTuber, writer, photographer, German speaker, campaigner.
On this website, online since 1997, I present my creative work, projects, courses and services, all in one place. This is a summary of what I offer:
I am a linguist and have near-native competency in German. I run courses in German for individuals and small groups, as well as English and occasionally French for GCSE. My other YouTube channel AidanEyewitness Deutsch is in its early stages.
Articles on a range of themes
I am a writer, and write articles on a range of subjects, including languages, architecture, transport, travel and more. Some articles are turned into videos, some video scripts are adapted into article format.
My AidanEyewitness channel started around September/October 2020 and focuses on the architecture, identity, attractions and culture of Liverpool, Manchester and connected cities.
I’ve been running my Manchester Photo Walk and Liverpool Photo Walk since around 2010. They’re suitable for all levels and last around three hours.
I am known as a photographer and have been interested in photography since I was at university. In 1996 I began taking photographs to illustrate articles in my Eyewitness website. Today I use new and archive photos and videoclips in my AidanEyewitness videos and in my language classes.
I am proudly international – home base NW England, Irish passport holder, German speaker, with experience of working in the USA, the Middle East and Asia. I love travel and aviation and used to work at Manchester Airport.
My guiding principle in my classes and walks, on the aidan.co.uk site and on YouTube is to educate and inspire people.