"Thangam has worked hard to support the arts in Bristol."
"As a former professional cellist, she knows the importance of the creative industries and the joy they can bring to everybody. As an MP she has pressed the government for more funding for our venues. She has brought together arts organisations from all over Bristol to bring art and culture to all parts of the city.
"In her busy schedule she finds time to visit arts organisations of all kinds. Her attendance and her support are highly valued by creative professionals and amateurs in the city, and by fellow lovers of the arts here."