Meet the Brixton Blog Team

Here at the Brixton Blog we rely on a team of talented writers and editors. If you’d like to join us in writing about Brixton, email us on:


linda quinn

Linda Quinn, editor

Linda has a background in local and national journalism as well as public relations. She was Director of Communications and Marketing for the Big Lottery Fund for 15 years until leaving in October 2014. She was responsible for press, social media, publications and branding.



Sandra Brobbey

Sandra Brobbey, sports 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. Sandra is contactable via


 Alan Slingsby, senior 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 — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. He works out of an office in St Matthews and before that worked in Bon Marché. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.



Anna McKie, news 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. Anna is contactable via

Jenny Shramenko, ad sales / ad production / 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 adsales. You can reach Jenny at


Zoe JewellZoe Jewell

Zoe set up the original version of the Blog in 2010. She was born and raised in Brixton. The view from the top of Brockwell Park, swimming in the Rec, and jostling through the crowds on Brixton Road are some of her favourite Brixton things to do. She has seen a bit of the rest of the world though, having spent time living in Berlin and New York. Zoe works in television and has written for Time Out and The Guardian. Contact Zoe on Twitter @Zoe_Jewell.



Tim DickensTim Dickens

Tim is a more recent immigrant to south London. He grew up by the Essex coast before moving into town in 2008 having lived briefly but happily in Italy and Switzerland. Tim fell in love Brixton the moment he moved into a flat above the Effra Tavern. A fully qualified NCTJ journalist, he earned his stripes at the Bromley Times and then the Ilford Recorder, east London. Tim has also written for the Evening Standard and Positive News UK. Find out more at, or contact Tim on Twitter @Tim_Dickens