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12 of the best quotes from Bristol24/7 interviewees in 2019

By bristol247, Friday Nov 29, 2019

People across Bristol have done great things over the last 12 months. Here are just a few of our favourite quotes of during 2019 from Bristol24/7 interviewees:

Pat Lam, director of rugby at Bristol Bears
“I just try and make a difference as a husband, as a father, as a coach, as a mate.”

Pat Lam

Read more: Breakfast with Bristol24/7: Pat Lam

Verity McIntosh, senior lecturer in virtual & extended realities at UWE Bristol
“The culture is very much one of that we’re in it together. Let’s make this moment count.”

Verity McIntosh

Read more: Breakfast with bristol24/7: Verity McIntosh

Kerry Bailes, community activist
“If I could change one thing in Hartcliffe it would be self-confidence. I want to make it equal between the people who live in Clifton and those who live in Hartcliffe.”

Kerry Bailes

Read more: Breakfast with Bristol24/7: Kerry Bailes

Naseem Tulukdar, founder of Feed The Homeless
“We are really fortunate, people in Bristol are amazing.”

Naseem Talukdar

Read more: Breakfast with Bristol24/7: Naseem Tulukdar

Beatriz Tanaka, Babbasa trailblazer, blogger and aspiring journalist
“Young people are an ever-growing and intimidating presence on the heels of every world leader.”

Beatriz Tanaka

Read more: ‘Young people are an intimidating presence on the heels of every world leader’

Michael, Big Issue vendor
“In a classic boy meets girl story, I fell in love and moved to Bristol. It didn’t quite work out, but I fell in love with Bristol instead.”


Read more: ‘The Big Issue has helped me become myself again’

Nicola Beech, cabinet member for spatial planning and city design
“The 4,000 people who move here from the South East every year, the students who decide to stay on here, and the born and bred Bristolians who never leave are not motivated to make Bristol home because we have a great Starbucks or a tasty Nandos. It is because of the indescribable quality that is the very fabric of Bristol. And it’s this fabric of our city that we are absolutely committed to protecting.”

Nicola Beech

Read more: ‘We want out venues to flourish’

Fiona McInnes-Craig, founder of Thresholds
“Everything that exists was once only a figment of someone’s imagination. Hold your vision and don’t be constrained by how others have done things.”

Fiona McInnes-Craig

Read more: If I Knew Then: Fiona McInnes-Craig

Phil Kingston, activist
“We have extraordinary social power, if we’re willing to use it.”

Phil Kingston (right)

Read more: Phil Kingston, 83, believes in a future – but one we have to fight for

Alex Rotas, photographer
“I’m determined to spread the word that ageing can be a time of growth and possibility, it’s a time to make new friendships and to broaden horizons and a time to challenge ourselves physically, on whatever level is appropriate for each one of us.”

Alex Rotas

Read more: ‘Ageing can be a time of growth and possibility’

Tamatha-Ann Harris, body positivity activist and artist
“I want to encourage all women and all genders to love themselves and have compassion and for their bodies. You know how Ru Paul said it – ‘If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?’ You’ve got to be love yourself and be okay with yourself.”

Tamantha-Ann Harris – photo by Jon Craig.

Read more: The artist who wants ‘all women and genders to love themselves’

Nicola Bartlett, owner of Eclectic Gift Shop
“We’re part of a fantastic community here in Bristol.”

Nicola Bartlett

Read more: Local shop featured in national Christmas advert

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