Friday 15 December 2017


Gloucestershire culture interviews

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

Get your garden all set for winter with the help of Trioscape Garden Centre.

In the garden with Trioscape... winter

Celebrate the arrival of the new season by getting your garden ready for the winter months, with Trioscape Garden Centre offering...

Cotswold-based artist George Irvine captured in his studio. Image © Sophie Carson.

In the studio with George Irvine

Ahead of his debut exhibition at The Compton Gallery, SoGlos chats to Cotswold artist George Irvine about his artistic background,...

Find out what motivates adventure man, Jamie McDonald in our latest interview.

Interview with Jamie McDonald

Gloucester’s sporting hero Jamie McDonald has made a name for himself by taking on monumental challenges across the globe,...

Scott Petrek offers an insight into the first Severn Wader Festival.

Interview with Slimbridge Wetland Centre's Scott Petrek

Ahead of the first Severn Wader Festival at Slimbridge Wetland Centre, SoGlos talks to reserve warden Scott Petrek about wildlife,...

Doug Allan shares his incredible experiences of working as a wildlife cameraman.

Interview with wildlife cameraman Doug Allan

Ahead of his appearance at Cheltenham Science Festival, SoGlos had the pleasure of chatting to world-renowned wildlife cameraman...

New Brewery Arts’ CEO Beth Alden discusses what visitors can expect at the Cirencester venue.

Interview with Beth Alden from New Brewery Arts

New Brewery Arts’ CEO Beth Alden chats to SoGlos about what to expect with a visit to the vibrant creative hub in the...

SoGlos discusses Summerhouse Training’s beauty courses in this insightful interview.

Interview with Summerhouse Training's students and teacher

Offering an insight into Summerhouse Training’s beauty courses, SoGlos speaks to three students and one of the experienced...

SoGlos discusses slavery in Gloucestershire ahead of new play, Twenty One Pounds.

Interview with Twenty One Pounds' director Paul Milton

SoGlos speaks to Everyman Theatre’s creative director Paul Milton ahead of brand new play, Twenty One Pounds, a real...

Sophie discusses anticipated play, A Judgement In Stone, visiting Everyman Theatre in May.

Interview with actress Sophie Ward

Ahead of performing in Ruth Rendell’s masterpiece, A Judgement In Stone, SoGlos speaks to actress Sophie Ward about theatre,...

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...

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