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Patrick Ireland

Patrick Ireland is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist and entrepreneur. He completed his BA in Politics & Philosophy at the University of Sheffield in 2013 and in 2014, enrolled on the MA Filmmaking programme at the London Film School. To attend the school, Ireland was awarded a scholarship for academic excellence by The Leverhulme Trust that covered the majority of his fees. The young filmmaker previously won the Young Filmmaker’s Award at the 2008 Swale Film Festival for his first short film, Catch 21. In 2015, he completed his first documentary film, Anonymous: A Million Men, which was subsequently sold to Shorts International for distribution. Later that year, Ireland worked alongside Channel 4 and ITN Productions in producing Channel 4’s Youth Leaders Debate which aired on All 4 on the 28th of April 2015. In 2016, he graduated from the London Film School with the short film One in a Million: a social drama set in his hometown of Herne Bay, Kent. The film later screened in the Short Film Corner at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and was also nominated for multiple awards, including Best Director of a Short Film, at the 2017 International Filmmaker Festival Nice. Twitter: @PatrickWIreland

My secret to beating depression: swim for your life

Depression is almost as common now as the common cold. It is said that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year — with depression being among the most likely of candidates.   …

0 Comments / 24/03/2017

Making A Bad First Impression

It has been brought to my attention that I can sometimes make a bad ‘first impression’ — which, I suppose, is a nice way of saying people REALLY don’t like you when they meet you. And once you’ve been hit…

0 Comments / 22/02/2017

Marx’s Manifesto: 170 Years Later

The Communist Manifesto is the second biggest-selling book ever published … which is also, I admit, slightly ironic. It was first published in February 1847 and now, 170 years later, remains as relevant as it was when Marx and Engles first wrote…

0 Comments / 16/02/2017

Shout Out UK and students dive deep into media literacy at U.S. Embassy London

On January 26th Shout Out UK ran a youth conference with media practitioners and researchers for GCSE and A-level students at U.S. Embassy London discussing media literacy. With the huge quantity of information and diverse opinions expressed through new, traditional…

0 Comments / 31/01/2017

Stephen Kinnock’s Youth Brexit APPG Off To Flying Start

The Stephen Kinnock-chaired APPG aimed at getting a better Brexit for young people met for the first time last night in Parliament. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Better Brexit for Young People – organised by the youth-led, non-partisan movement…

0 Comments / 25/01/2017