In this week's #BlessedIsShe, we meet Talulah Cowell, who works for the Princes' Trust.
Next Thursday, 23 August, the Prince's Trust Enterprise Fair will be held in the cathedral. All are welcome to come along.
In this centenary year of women's suffrage, we are celebrating the women who play important roles in the daily life of the Cathedral community.
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What’s your connection with Bristol Cathedral?
I work for The Prince’s Trust and every August we put on our Enterprise Fair inside the Cathedral. The fair is a public-facing showcase of some of the young entrepreneurs that we have supported in the South West.
How long have you been associated with the Cathedral?
In a profession capacity I have been working with the Cathedral for three years to organise our brilliant fair, and they have been wonderful to work with. But, having been raised in Bristol, I have visited the Cathedral countless times. As a curious child visiting with my Grandparents, at Christmas singing loudly (and off-key) to carols, and now more recently taking time to sit and reflect.
What first drew you to Bristol Cathedral?
The Cathedral is a wonderful space, it has a grandeur that is hard to miss. I think that the location is perfect for community events such as our fair, and for anyone who wants to take time out of the rush of the busy city centre.
What have been some of your personal highlights?
I love the exhibitions that the Cathedral run, especially the stunning photography and art. Also, I may be biased, but the annual Prince’s Trust Enterprise Fair is also a brilliant day, with 50 local independent businesses showcasing their wares, live music and inspiring young people to chat to!
What would you like to see the Cathedral doing over the next few years?
It would be wonderful to see Bristol Cathedral continuing to put on events, exhibitions and talks that engage the community. I think that it is important to use spaces effectively, the more people through the doors to this beautiful building the better!
What does the Cathedral mean for you?
The Cathedral and those that work and volunteer there mean a lot to me, and The Prince’s Trust in Bristol. The partnership that we have formed is invaluable.