Amanda Eleftheriades-Sherry – founder of Clydesider Creative Ltd and editor of Clydesider magazine. Amanda is a journalist by trade, passionate about engaging others to share their stories – both individual and organisational. She moved from journalism to the third sector for +10 years, where she helped voluntary organisations secure over £1.5million of funding, developed participatory action research, wrote reports for varied audiences and set up a Big Lottery funded therapeutic training project with people in recovery. She also helped set up a community newspaper and is the author of ‘Drink & Drugs: A Culture of Excess?’
Community Engagement Worker
Jenny Watson has worked and volunteered in a community capacity for over 20 years. She started out volunteering with Clydesider in 2014 and became a permanent part of the team in January 2019 as our Community Engagement worker.
In 2014 Jenny was awarded the ‘Arts & Culture Champion’ Provost Civic Award for the work she carried out with a local creative arts committee. In her spare time Jenny can be found either travelling all over supporting her daughter in her dance endeavours or teaching herself, very slowly, how to make dance costumes.
Creative Development Worker
Caroline Finn is a local photographer and filmmaker who recently graduated from Glasgow School of Art where she studied Communication Design.She is an experienced social and corporate photographer.She also has a passion for documentary film-making having made several short documentary films.In her spare time Caroline currently works as a fine art photographer and printmaker, her work explores social justice, mental health and our relationship with nature.
Angela Clark started volunteering for Clydesider in 2017. Her passion for writing made it the perfect opportunity to volunteer and do something she loved. She joined our staff team in September 2019 and is looking forward to writing more positive news stories about our local community. She finds people interesting and loves listening to their stories. She also enjoys hillwalking, with 39 munros under her belt she hopes to tick off the remaining peaks “before my body packs in.” Being of an adventurous spirit she will try anything once – apart from bungee jumping – no chance, not even for a million pound!
Participatory Photography Facilitator + Freelance Photographer
Charlie Eleftheriades-Sherry is a professional photographer, budding writer and community activist. His photography covers a range of community events, conferences and campaigns as well as portrait and landscape work. He is the founder of Inclusive Images social enterprise which uses the medium of photography to share the stories of those whose voices are too often unheard.
Digital Communications Worker
Harvey Smart is a graduate of film and television at Glasgow Clyde College. Specializing in documentary, since moving to West Dunbartonshire in 2021, he has become deeply interested in the history of the area, attempting to explore it through the medium, in order to bring to light stories and places of the area that are often forgotten, even by those who have lived here their entire lives.