Anita Bhadani : Small City Reporter

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What is your job, when did you start, how did you come to be here?

I’m Anita – a Reporter and PR Executive for Small City, Big Personality. As a Reporter, I write and research stories that I think would be interesting for the local Perth community, that speak about what it’s like to live here, and all the things Perth has to offer, from an insider perspective.

My other role, as PR Executive is to provide copywriting services for local
organisations in Perth, across digital platforms – basically helping them get the word out about the amazing things they have to offer. This is my first graduate job out of university.

Best thing that’s ever happened to you at work.

Getting to go on-stage during a festival to photograph an impromptu wedding proposal was an experience!

My first day of work was a pretty unique one - I had the chance to go backstage at Rewind Festival and interview the acts performing. Getting the chance to see what goes on behind the scenes of a music festival, and seeing how things run from the other side was an illuminating experience.

Spontaneously getting to go on-stage during the festival to photograph an impromptu wedding proposal was also an experience I’m unlikely to forget – all in all a pretty good day, to say the least?!

What is the best part of your job?

My favourite part of the job so far has been getting to work with Southbank
Centre’s ‘Women of the World’ festival – Scotland’s only date is located here in

There’s so many incredible, innovative, and thought-provoking events going on that have me super excited and inspired, and the opportunity to continue collaborating with them and promoting these has been a real pleasure so far.

It’s not in every job you get to work at a festival that boasts past speakers
such as Angela Davis, anyway!

What signals starts of days off?

Since I commute everyday my weekday mornings tend to be a bit rushed, so I like to indulge in the luxury of time on weekend mornings! I sleep in a little bit and having time to have a full hot breakfast is definitely a plus too!

What might people be surprised to know about you?

I read tarot!

What's at the top of your bucket list?

One of the top things on my bucket list since I was a teenager was to visit Tokyo and I actually went for my 23rd birthday!

The day you’d love to live again – tell us!

The time I took a trip to London with my close friend, and we had an amazing
weekend where we saw some of my favourite musicians perform, and partied into the night.

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