Friday 24 November 2017


Gloucestershire interviews

Read SoGlos interviews with Gloucestershire chefs, bands, artists, experts, celebrities and personalities.

Head to The Kings Head Hotel to sample one of Jak’s expertly-mixed cocktails.

Raising a glass with Jak Allen from The Kings Head Hotel

From creating flaming absinthe cocktails to showing off his shaken and stirred skills behind the bar, The Kings Head Hotel’s...

Local novelist Clare Mackintosh speaks to SoGlos about writing, family, and the Cotswolds.
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Interview with Clare Mackintosh

From working in the police force to penning a bestselling psychological thriller, Cotswold author Clare Mackintosh discusses...

Chef proprietor Jon Howe chats to SoGlos about running Cheltenham’s Lumière.

In the kitchen with Jon Howe from Lumiere

Jon Howe, chef proprietor at Lumière in Cheltenham, talks tequila slammers, working with Heston at The Fat Duck and picking...

Peter White from King’s Walk chats to SoGlos about managing the Gloucester retail destination.

Interview with Peter White from King's Walk Shopping Centre

SoGlos talks with Peter White, centre manager at King’s Walk Shopping Centre in Gloucester, about adapting to changing...

Will Spiers transformed a vintage VW campervan into an enterprising business venture.

Raising a glass with Will Spiers from Campervin

As far as innovative bars go, a bespoke VW campervan stocking premium beers, wines and spirits is certainly an ingenious invention....

Grafton Ash talks opening Livestock Festival and counting Phillip Schofield as a fan, in its Backstage with interview.

Backstage with Grafton Ash

Ahead of the inaugural Livestock Festival, SoGlos went backstage with the opening band, Grafton Ash, discussing aspirations,...

Cheltenham-based nutritionist Naomi Mead offers advice on leading a healthier lifestyle.

Interview with Naomi Mead from Food First

SoGlos chats to Food First nutritional therapist Naomi Mead about juicing, healthy fats, eating clean and saying no to fad...

Landscape artist Richard Bavin talks to SoGlos about the countryside and residency at Nature in Art.

In the Studio with Richard Bavin

From working as an IT project manager to painting full-time, SoGlos goes in the studio with artist, Richard Bavin, to discuss...

Ben Axford is the culinary talent behind the award-winning Benjamin Chocolatier.

In the kitchen with Ben Axford from Benjamin Chocolatier

From reaching the finals in Masterchef to running The Cheeseworks, self-taught Cheltenham chocolatier Ben Axford’s is...

SoGlos spoke to the gravity defying, ‘impudent’ Forest of Dean boys from alternative rock band, Atrevido.

Backstage with Atrevido

Celebrating the release of its new EP, SoGlos spoke to the gravity defying, ‘impudent’ Forest of Dean boys from...

Cicely Elliott-Berry is director of Cheltenham-based family business Sibling Distillery.

Raising a glass with Cicely Elliott-Berry from Sibling Distillery

With just over a year in business under its belt, Cheltenham-based Sibling Distillery is going from strength to strength, attracting...

Henry and Tom Herbert are the talented duo behind The Fabulous Baker Brothers series.

In the kitchen with The Fabulous Baker Brothers

The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Tom and Henry Herbert, chat to SoGlos about the family business, working together, baking a good...

Drunken barn dancing and Gloucestershire’s gig scene, SoGlos goes backstage with local band, Solid Gone. © Katie at CC Photography.

Backstage with with Solid Gone

To coincide with the release of its latest EP, SoGlos goes backstage with local band, Solid Gone, to discuss the Gloucestershire...

Hotel du Vin’s head sommelier Roberto Zanca shares his extensive wine knowledge with SoGlos.

Raising a glass with Roberto Zanca from Hotel du Vin Cheltenham

As a semi-finalist at the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2014 awards, Hotel du Vin’s Roberto Zanca certainly knows his...

Ahead of its Everyman Theatre debut, read SoGlos’s interview with Mrs Warren’s Profession cast and director.

Interview with Mrs Warren's Profession cast and director

Discussing the world’s oldest profession, SoGlos spoke to the cast members and director of Everyman Theatre’s own...

Ahead of her upcoming gig at Wychwood Festival, SoGlos spoke to local singer songwriter Grace Palmer.

Backstage with Grace Palmer

Discussing her upcoming set at Wychwood Festival, touring the local gig scene and hugging Taylor Swift’s mum, SoGlos...

Legendary chef Antonio Carluccio is bringing his Italian eatery to Cheltenham later this month.

Interview with Antonio Carluccio

SoGlos catches up with culinary hero and legendary Italian chef Antonio Carluccio ahead of the opening of his anticipated new...

Dave Watts brings a wealth of culinary experience to his new role at The Kings Head Hotel.

In the kitchen with Dave Watts from The Kings Head Hotel

From eight years working with Raymond Blanc to being named Chef to Watch in 2013, Dave Watts is now bringing his culinary flair...

Deadly paint and bright, bold colours, SoGlos spoke to self-taught, Stroud based artist, Swarez.

In the studio with Swarez

Discussing deadly paint, lighting canvases on fire, throwing Saatchi out of his gallery and his latest competition, SoGlos...

SoGlos goes backstage with Gloucestershire-based band, Four Dead Crows, to talk new music and upcoming gigs.

Backstage with Four Dead Crows

Discussing broken guitar strings, local gigs, new music and how to measure pig fat, SoGlos reveals all about local blues band,...

Lady Ashcombe talks to SoGlos about life as custodian of Sudeley Castle.

Interview with Lady Ashcombe from Sudeley Castle

SoGlos talks to Lady Ashcombe, custodian of Sudeley Castle, about the forthcoming season at the popular Gloucestershire attraction...

Prior to his gig at Gloucester Guildhall, SoGlos went behind the decks to speak to turntable wizard, DJ Yoda.

Behind the decks with DJ Yoda

Hailed as ‘one of the top three DJs in the world’, SoGlos went behind the decks to talk to the global music maestro,...

David Kelman is executive head chef at Cheltenham’s five-star Ellenborough Park hotel.

In the kitchen with David Kelman from Ellenborough Park

There aren’t many chefs who can say they’ve cooked for the Queen, but for Ellenborough Park’s executive head...

Gloucester artist, Russell Haines, has been commissioned to paint Gloucester Rugby.

In the studio with Russell Haines

In advance of his exciting commission to paint the Gloucester Rugby team in the lead up to the Rugby World Cup, SoGlos goes...

Daniel Szor is the entrepreneur behind premium whisky and gin brand Cotswolds Distillery.

Raising a glass with Daniel Szor from Cotswolds Distillery

Native New Yorker Daniel Szor swapped city life in London to realise his dream of setting up a whisky business. SoGlos finds...

Former Chip Shop Boys member, Tommy Lewis, discusses his new band and its plans for the future. © Jellybean Photography.

Backstage with Tommy and the Fuse

Former Chip Shop Boys frontman, Tommy Lewis, talks ‘Uptown Funk’, superhero personas, Jamiroquai and Alan Partridge...

Emily Watkins, chef proprietor at The Kingham Plough, trained under Heston Blumenthal.

In the kitchen with Emily Watkins from The Kingham Plough

From working with Heston Blumenthal to competing in The Great British Menu, chef Emily Watkins from The Kingham Plough is putting...

In the studio with Gloucestershire artist Jilly Cobbe – Running Hare.

In the Studio with Jilly Cobbe

From studying art in the 60s to graduating in the millennium, SoGlos goes into the studio with artist, Jilly Cobbe, to discuss...

In the studio with Gloucestershire artist Jilly Barr 1.

In the Studio with Jilly Barr

Discussing Morrissey, Facebook likes and juggling a jam-packed personal life, SoGlos goes in the studio with self-taught local...

SoGlos discusses inspiration, techniques, and the beautiful Slad Valley with glass artist, Amanda Lawrence.

In the Studio with Amanda Lawrence

From training as a solicitor to seeing the light, quite literally, SoGlos goes into the studio with glass artist, Amanda Lawrence,...

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