Roseanna is a freelance producer working with organisations like Rising Arts Agency, Trinity, Watershed and East Bristol Cinema. She nurtures new networks, talent and inclusive practices through a range of creative projects spanning film and media, digital technologies, performance, and community events. Roseanna is experienced in mentoring young journalists and creatives, building partnerships and shaping activities aimed at young people.
Noelle has spent most of her career defining and measuring success in the public sector, but has also spent some time doing freelance social policy research for think tanks and academics.
(Re elected 2019)
I have years of valuable experience in project development, management, teaching, training and community development. I currently am Project manager (and co-founder) at Somali Media Group and Manager of a supplementary school.
Yulia is studying for an MSc in Public Policy at the University of Bristol. She is co-founder and voluntary CEO of the Bulgarian NGO Treatment without Borders that supports patients who need treatment abroad. Yulia studied journalism at UWE Bristol where she learnt about media governance and the local community. Yulia was the news editor of the student newspaper Western Eye – and after leading a campaign against its censoring, won the UWESU media personality award.
(Since 2016, reelected in 2018)
After a languages degree, I trained as a lawyer. I advise on environmental/sustainability/climate change issues and renewable energy/low carbon projects. A vibrant journalism focused on the protection of the public interest is central to a healthy, democratic and reflective city and I wholeheartedly support the values and objectives of the Bristol Cable.
I am keen that The Brilliant Bristol Cable has a long, healthy and successful life. To sustain its vision, energy and talent I would like to share my experience of governance, commissioning, income generation, management, policy and research in academia, strategic and local authorities, the voluntary sector and community activism. Erstwhile flexitime schooling national co-ordinator, foster carer of young unaccompanied asylum seekers and founder trustee at Bristol Refugee Rights, I am currently a founder director of Wernbrake Woodland social enterprise and the acting convenor for Bristol Walking Alliance pavements for pedestrians campaign.
I grew up in Bristol, and moved back just over a year ago to take up a job with the Avon & Bristol Law Centre. Before this, I completed an MA in Multimedia Journalism, leading to a brief stint freelancing, during which it became increasingly clear to me that what I really wanted to write about was social welfare issues, and that I didn’t know enough to do this properly. This led to me volunteering in a local Law Centre, which in turn led me back to Bristol.
I care deeply about journalism, and am deeply concerned about the question of whether the media that we have is up to the task of challenging our current political systems. I believe narrative and analytical journalism is important, but that we are seeing too many comment pieces, and not enough reporting. The Cable seems to be an antidote to that, and rooted locally too. I want to support that. My journalistic studies were primarily focused on audio, and I am a big fan of podcasts, so I’d be very interested to see The Cable try out a project in this direction too, perhaps in collaboration with one of Bristol’s independent radio stations.
(Co-opted to the board 2018 and newly elected)