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: info@brixtonblog.com.

Editors

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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.

 

 

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Lindsay Faller, deputy editor

Lindsay moved to London from a small town in Oregon, USA in 2002 and has been living in and around Brixton since. She spent several years as a manager in architecture and design before giving it all up to follow her passion for food. Formerly a food editor for the Brixton Blog and Bugle, she now spends her time running her company, Fox & Squirrel. You can read more of her writing on her personal blog blondevsbland.com or via Twitter @blondevsbland.

 

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Ruth Waters, arts & culture co-editor

A lover of high art, low art and everything in between, Ruth loves an excuse to meet artists and unravel the stories of Brixton today. Ruth specialises in interviewing artists, makers, comedians and performers for the Blog and the Bugle, as well as profiling our architecture, pubs and places of historical significance. You can contact Ruth on arts@brixtonblog.com and follow her on Twitter: @MinimalismBlog

 

 

Barney Evison, arts & culture co-editor

Barney is the other half of the Arts and Culture team at the Brixton blog. He particularly likes to write about Brixton’s musical and literary scenes, and has interviewed local writers, musicians, as well as written the odd music review. He is contactable at arts@brixtonblog.com, or you can find him tweeting @BarneyEvison.

 

 

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Miss South, food editor

Arriving from Belfast in 2001, Miss South checked out the rest of Lambeth first before realising Brixton was best and settling here in 2005. Blogging alongside her brother at northsouthfood.com, she soon realised that there was more to say about food in Brixton than she could fit in one blog. She enjoys buying things she doesn’t recognise from the market and making meals from them. Her recipes have featured at the Londonist and the Observer. She tweets at @northsouthfood.

 

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 sport@brixtonblog.com

 

 

  Alan Slingsby, 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.

 

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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 news@brixtonblog.com

 

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Jenny Shramenko

Jenny Shramenko, ad sales

Jenny has been a resident of Brixton for over 26 years but is originally from Sydney Australia. 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, the New Statesman and Granta. Her rich and varied experiences in medialand led her to take up pottery. But the unusual excellence of the Brixton Blog and Bugle has lured her back to adsales. Drop her a line: jenny@brixtonblog.com

 

Founders

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 www.timdickens.com, or contact Tim on Twitter @Tim_Dickens