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My Bristol: SS Great Britain Director of Development Louisa Pharoah

We ask Louisa Pharoah, director of development at ss Great Britain Trust, what she’s doing this month…

What brought you to Bristol?
My husband was offered a job and we decided to move here from Windsor – without ever having been to Bristol before.

What are you reading?
Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracey Thorn.

What’s on your MP3 player?
Lianne la Havas, John Grant and Benjamin Clementine.

Which café or restaurant takes your fancy?
We’re heading to Wahaca this weekend.

Evening in or evening out?
Evening in, in front of the fire with our new kittens.

Film or performance?
I still haven’t seen Carol – but really want to.

Which museum or gallery will you be visiting?
Grayson Perry’s The Vanity of Small Differences at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath.

What hobbies or interests will you be pursuing?
I’m about to sign up for the Bristol 10k – so I’ll be donning my trainers any day now.

What local event will you be attending?
The BBC 6 Music Festival – I can’t wait. Favourite local walk? Around the Blaise Castle Estate.

Any projects/work in progress?
It is an exciting time for the ss Great Britain Trust team as we are pushing forward with ambitious plans for a new museum and visitor experience focused on the life, work and mind of Brunel. The generous support of local companies, trusts and individuals has been incredible and the project is now 96% funded. With work due to start soon, we are looking forward to seeing these plans become a reality.

For more information:  www.ssgreatbritain.org