See that photo above? That’s me explaining the finer points of penis graffiti during a talk at the Auckland Art Gallery during the annual Auckland Photography Festival. The bizarreness of that situation wasn’t lost on me. I was frankly astounded to be standing there, saying those words and pointing at those photos. It felt, for want of a better word, quite silly.
Nonetheless, I have delivered lectures on SHIT LONDON in universities across Britain, telling students the inspiring tale of how even the silliest of self initiated projects can take you to unexpected places in life. I have also spoken on social media, blogging and how to turn blogs into successful books. I am a regular speaker at the Guardian Masterclasses event series.
Alongside those I have also performed special SHIT LONDON shows, which take audiences into a world of misspelt signage, opportunistic graffiti, terrible puns and bleakly humorous scenes from the city. They’re kind of like holiday slideshows…but funnier…and with a few more photos of fried chicken shops.
I have spoken at:
The Guardian, Guardian Masterclasses, Central St Martins – University of the Arts London, Shoreditch House, Tower of London, Auckland Museum of Art, Wilderness Festival, London Photomonth, Fitch Brand Consultancy, Portsmouth University, Cheltenham University, Kingston University…and more
“Patrick Dalton was utterly hilarious. Really interesting to see how Shit London grew“
“Thank you for such an interesting presentation at the Guardian masterclass on blogging. It was useful and very enjoyable”
“Very honoured to have Patrick Dalton (Shit London) in the house. Very eloquent and funny”
– Fitch Brand Consultancy
“Patrick Dalton’s photos and blog sum up all that’s both grim and hilarious about London. Perfect, darkly comic and clever”
“Can strongly recommend @shitlondon’s blogging masterclass if you’re starting out. Top bloke too”
“If Will Self were mayor of London = @shitlondon”
Real Day Today
“Great to hear about the rise and rise of brilliant blog Shit London last night at Guardian Masterclasses. Inspiring night”
“Interesting , inspiring and fun talk from Shit London at the Guardian Masterclass. Thank you!”
The Gut Life
“Patrick Dalton cracking me up at The Guardian Masterclass tonight!”
A Healthy Agenda
“Hilarious talk by Patrick Dalton aka @shitlondon on how his blog opened the doors to other things”
“It was a pleasure listening to the wonderfully authentic Patrick Dalton tonight”
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