Sunday 30 April 2017


Gloucestershire culture interviews

Read SoGlos culture interviews with Gloucestershire experts, celebrities and personalities.

Gloucestershire artist Paul Oz chats to SoGlos about Fresh: Art Fair.

Interview with Fresh: Art Fair artist Paul Oz

Ahead of this spring’s Fresh: Art Fair, SoGlos chats to Gloucestershire artist Paul Oz about the exciting new contemporary...

Cheltenham artist, Camilla tells SoGlos about her upcoming debut exhibition.

In the Studio with Camilla MacDonald

Immortalising picture-perfect settings from Gloucestershire and beyond, SoGlos speaks to Cheltenham-based artist, Camilla MacDonald...

Major General Andy Salmon discusses the inspiration behind Journey Through Conflict.

Interview with Major General Andy Salmon

Ahead of Major General Andy Salmon’s inspiring and emotive Journey Through Conflict talk at Christ Church in Cheltenham,...

A Passionate Woman opens at Everyman Theatre before embarking on a UK tour. ® Hide The Shark.

Interview with A Passionate Woman cast and director

Talking all things nostalgia, ageing and acting, SoGlos met with cast members and the director of A Passionate Woman, set to...

SoGlos discusses Guy Sheppard’s gothic crime story, in this author interview.

Interview with author Guy Sheppard

SoGlos talks to Gloucestershire writer Guy Sheppard about his debut novel, a gothic ghost story inspired by the real life,...

SoGlos talks ultimate cakes, soggy bottoms and gardening with the legendary Mary Berry.

Interview with Mary Berry

From the ultimate cake and clean eating to her favourite place in the Cotswolds, SoGlos chewed the fat with Mary Berry at RHS...

Jaqueline Wilson discusses Hetty Feather ahead of its run at Everyman Theatre.

Interview with author Jaqueline Wilson

With a CBBC series, West End adaptation and fifth book, children’s author, Jaqueline Wilson, discusses her uplifting...

SoGlos speaks to the acclaimed local author, Dinah Jefferies.

Interview with author Dinah Jefferies

Born in Malaysia and living in Gloucestershire, SoGlos speaks to author and seasoned traveller, Dinah Jefferies, about her...

Discussing a world with endless possibilities, SoGlos speaks to Cheltenham artist, YTAK.

In the Studio with YTAK

Creating bright, colourful images of worlds with endless possibilities, SoGlos speaks to Cheltenham artist, YTAK, during her...

SoGlos speaks to award-winning Stroud writer Dawn King, ahead of Brave New World at Everyman Theatre.

Interview with Dawn King

Stroud’s multi award-winning writer, Dawn King, discusses her latest challenging stage project, Brave New World, ahead of its...

Introducing Slimbridge Wetland Centre’s new general manager Gary Haseley-Nejrup, with resident nenes.

Interview with Gary Haseley-Nejrup from Slimbridge Wetland Centre

SoGlos talks LEGO, toad-holding, den-building and the best day out you will have this summer with Gary Haseley-Nejrup, the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Linn O’Carroll talks to SoGlos about her residency at Cheltenham College and the importance of creativity in the classroom.

In the Studio with Linn O'Carroll

Cheltenham College’s recent artist in residence, Linn O’Carroll, talks psychogeography, chance meetings with Grayson Perry,...

SoGlos talks to Dice Sixtyseven about his Reddit fame, Gloucester Paint Jam and more.

In the studio with Dice Sixtyseven

Cheltenham-based street artist, Dice Sixtyseven, sets his spray can down to talk about his unexpected Reddit fame, the first...

Dorota Rapacz talks to SoGlos about the intimacy of her craft and much more.

In the studio with Dorota Rapacz

Currently taking part in the 2014 Forest and Valley Open Studios Art and Craft Trail, sculptor Dorota Rapacz talks to SoGlos...

SoGlos goes in the studio with Stroud-based artist, Liz Brooke Ward, to talk about traditional patchwork and more. © Ben Wright

In the studio with Liz Brooke Ward

Ahead of her residency at Nature In Art, SoGlos goes in the studio with contemporary stitched textile artist, Liz Brooke Ward,...

SoGlos goes in the studio with Forest of Dean-based potter, Avril Farley, to talk tricky crystalline glazes and more. © Abbie Stewart.

In the studio with Avril Farley

SoGlos goes in the studio with passionate potter Avril Farley, who produces challenging but magnificent macro crystalline glazed...

SoGlos goes in the studio with contemporary Cotswold artist, Teddy M, to talk pop art, iPad paintings and more.

In the studio with Teddy M

Painting with iPads, an infamous royal ban and personal approval from Eric Clapton, meet Teddy M, the contemporary Cotswold...

Find out more about colourful Coleford artist Doug Eaton, in this exclusive SoGlos interview.

In the studio with Doug Eaton

Currently exhibiting a Clash of Colours at Taurus Crafts, Coleford’s renowned semi-abstract artist, Doug Eaton, invites SoGlos...

SoGlos goes in the studio with award-winning Cotswold artist Jeremy Houghton.

In the studio with Jeremy Houghton

Ahead of his anticipated Flight exhibition at Slimbridge Wetland Centre, award-winning Cotswold artist, Jeremy Houghton, talks...

Claire Failes, aka DrawingonReality, talks children’s books, Dutch masters and being tenacious.

In the studio with Claire Failes

From studying in Stroud and being highly commended in the Macmillan Prize for her children’s book, to taking inspiration from...

MissFire reveals all about the art of blacksmithing when SoGlos steps into her studio.

In the studio with MissFire

Clare Robertson, aka MissFire, lets SoGlos into her studio to tell all about the ancient art of blacksmithing, her unique commissions...

This red-eyed tree frog is a particularly memorable design for No Regrets tattoist Jen Sterry.

In the studio with Jen Sterry

SoGlos goes in the studio with No Regrets tattooist Jen Sterry, who shares her top tips for aspiring artists, inking inspirations...

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