Meet the team
Here at the Brixton Bugle & Blog we rely on a team of talented writers and editors.
We also rely on a plethora of great community contributors, photographers, promoters, storytellers, historians and volunteers.
A Glaswegian by birth and a Brixtonian by residence she moved to Brixton in the 1970s and has lived through many waves of changes to the Brixton area. Linda has a background in local and national journalism as well as public relations, most recently as Director of Communications and Marketing for the Big Lottery Fund.
Simon StillManaging Editor
Although his parents were born within the sound of bow bells Simon grew up in South Wales and arrived in London in the early ‘90s. He moved to Brixton for the culture and never left, meeting his partner at a party on Coldharbour Lane. His professional background is in finance, technology and broadcasting and he spent 14 years working for BBC across Television, Research & Development and Internet. He spends too much of his own money on beer, bikes and biscuits but ensures the Blog & Bugle stay in the black.
Jenny ShramenkoBusiness Development & sponsored editorial
Jenny has been a resident of Brixton for over 26 years but is an Aussie from Sydney. She lived in Hong Kong, Athens and the Middle East before settling in London where she served long stints as advertising manager at Prospect magazine, New Statesman magazine and Granta magazine. Her vivid experiences in media land made pottery an attractive career alternative. But the unusual excellence of the Brixton Blog and Bugle lured her back to ad sales.
Alan SlingsbyNews editor / production
Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — lost in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. He’s had offices in St Matthews and Bon Marché but now works from home. He makes a living designing magazines, books and anything else people will pay him for.
Anna McKieNews & politics editor
Since joining the team in January 2015, Anna has been able to combine her love of journalism with her love of the area she grew up in. She is interested in everything from politics and the environment to fashion and new bar/restaurant openings.
Nick BuglioneFood & Drink Editor
By day, digital content guy and writer, by night (and weekends) dining and cocktail aficionado, collector of everything from vintage sneakers to old typewriters, record collector (vinyl only), arsenal fan, chronic south Londoner and father of 3.
Dave RandallMusic Editor
Musician & writer. Formerly guitarist with Faithless, Sinead O'Connor, Dido and his own band Slovo. Author of the book 'Sound System'. Once described by Fox news as evil.
Whatever the weather, you’ll find him handing out the Bugle at the Tube on publication day. He also ensures all our distribution locations get their Bugles (and get topped up through the month).
Leslie is a long time Brixton resident and amateur art collector. Recently retired from full-time work as trade union official, I now have much more time to enjoy Brixton's visual treats. I don't have much time for the often lofty and elitist art world and much prefer to encourage people to experience any and all forms of art to find out for themselves what they enjoy.
Jamila OmarListings Editor
Although born in north London, Jamila emigrated south side over 20 years ago, considering Brixton to be her long-term spiritual home. While some live music venues have changed name or ownership, with some much-loved pubs and clubs closing down completely, she still frequents old and new haunts with a sustained vigour and passion.
Sandra BrobbeySports editor
Sandra is a football fan who covers sport-related stories at the Brixton Blog and has covered the occasional non-league game for the South London Press. Since she joined the team Sandra has interviewed a range of local people from boxing stars, BMX riders, football coaches and triathletes to fitness experts and community leaders.