Monday 23 January 2017


Gloucestershire interviews

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

Young Gloucestershire chef, Matthew Blowing, works at Tom Kerridge’s Michelin-starred pub.

In the kitchen with Gloucestershire rising star Matthew Blowing

An up-and-coming star of culinary world, 18-year-old Gloucester chef Matthew Blowing chats to SoGlos about working for Gloucestershire’s...

Tom Hatcher, director of Charles Lear, talks about the current state of the property market.

Gloucestershire property insight with Charles Lear: January 2017

The first in a brand new series of columns from Gloucestershire property experts, Charles Lear director Tom Hatcher shares...

Learn tips from Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Chief Inspector.

Interview with Gloucestershire Constabulary

At a time of year when burglaries statistically increase in the county, SoGlos speaks to Gloucestershire Constabulary’s...

SoGlos speaks to Bar and Wok owner, Pak Wai, about his popular Cheltenham restaurant.

Interview with Pak Wai from Bar and Wok

From being a solicitor in London to running Cheltenham’s hugely popular restaurant, Bar & Wok, Pak Wai chats to SoGlos...

Interior designer Lauren Gliberthorpe shares tips on how to turn your house into a home.

Interview with Cotswold interior designer Lauren Gilberthorpe

From 2017 design trends to tips on how to give your home an update, SoGlos chats to Cotswold-based interior designer, Lauren...

Ahead of the Everyman Theatre pantomime, read SoGlos’s interview with the Jack and the Beanstalk cast.

Interview with Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime cast

Discussing ‘killer clowns’ with Tweedy, messy routines, pantomime traditions and giant beanstalks, SoGlos spoke...

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,...

Get into the festive spirit while shopping for gifts at Bath Christmas Market.

Interview with Gloucestershire stallholders showcasing at Bath Christmas Market

With Bath Christmas Market set to transform the city in a festive wonderland this winter, we chat to six Gloucestershire stallholders...

Following a jam-packed summer, SoGlos catches up with local band, Quigley.

Backstage with Quigley

Following a jam-packed summer performing at festivals far and wide, as well as releasing a brand new video, SoGlos catches...

Ian Coley chats to SoGlos about Olympic coaching, his love of shooting and more.

Interview with Ian Coley

Six-time Olympic coach Ian Coley chats to SoGlos about running one of the UK’s top shooting schools, Rio 2016, his love...

SoGlos chats to Lucy O’Byrne ahead of The Sound of Music at Everyman Theatre.

Interview with singer Lucy O'Byrne

From working with Will.I.Am on The Voice and releasing her debut album, to starring as Maria in a UK tour of The Sound of Music,...

SoGlos chats to Blue star, Antony Costa, ahead of his performance at Everyman Theatre.

Interview with singer Antony Costa

From singing the hip hop beats in boyband, Blue, to performing in a 60s rock ‘n’ roll musical, SoGlos chats to...

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...

We speak to Olivier Award-winner Kenneth Cranham about The Father at Everyman Theatre. © Pamela Raith Photography.

Interview with actor Kenneth Cranham

Discussing his Olivier award-winning role in The Father, SoGlos chats to actor Kenneth Cranham ahead of the show’s closing...

Jamie Cullen chats to SoGlos about his role as artistic curator of Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Interview with Jamie Cullum

Discussing his role as artistic curator at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, trying to be a good dad and his upcoming performance...

Emma and Rick Keene founded The Cotswold Brewing Company over a decade ago.

Raising a glass with The Cotswold Brewing Company

The founders of The Cotswold Brewing Company, Rick and Emma Keene, chat to SoGlos about running their independent microbrewery,...

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...

Tom Kerridge chats to SoGlos about his Gloucester roots, culinary achievements and more.

In the kitchen with Tom Kerridge

Two Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge chats to SoGlos about growing up in Gloucester, achieving culinary success, supporting...

SoGlos chats to Tewkesbury punk band, [Spunge], ahead of its gig at Gloucester Guildhall.

Backstage with [Spunge]

From fantasy gigs and getting drunk with Green Day to discussing its upcoming show at Gloucester Guildhall, Tewkesbury ska...

SoGlos talks to Robert Powell about King Charles III ahead of its run at Everyman Theatre. Images © Richard Hubert Smith.

Interview with actor Robert Powell

Discussing his latest theatrical role as King Charles III in a ‘mini masterpiece’, SoGlos chats to acclaimed actor,...

Braving sharks, jellyfish, dehydration and more, SoGlos talks to Ben Hooper about swimming the Atlantic Ocean.

Interview with Ben Hooper

Battling great white sharks, 30-foot surges, jellyfish stings and more, SoGlos speaks to Cheltenham’s Ben Hooper about his...

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...

Ahead of the Everyman Theatre’s annual pantomime, SoGlos interviews the cast of Cinderella.

Interview with Cinderella pantomime cast

Discussing the magical world of pantomime, messy routines and dressing up as a princess, SoGlos spoke to the cast members of...

Kathryn Minchew cooks up a feast in her unique restaurant based in the garden of her home.

In the kitchen with Pyromaniac Chef Kathryn Minchew

A love of fire pit cooking led Gloucester-based MasterChef semi-finalist Kathryn Minchew, also known as the Pyromaniac Chef,...

Gareth Gates talks to SoGlos about his career, passions, and latest show.

Interview with Gareth Gates

Boasting numerous number ones, mesmerising musical performances, and even ice-skating success, SoGlos speaks to star of the...

Oxford Chelt Wine School founder Nick Gay chats to SoGlos about the world of wine.

Raising a glass with Nick Gay from Oxford Chelt Wine School

From championing Chinese wine to debunking bottle labels, Nick Gay, founder of Oxford Chelt Wine School, chats to SoGlos about...

Fresh food, local ingredients and cooking for the Queen, meet The County Kitchen’s head chef, Chester Henry.

In the kitchen with Chester Henry from The County Kitchen

Becoming the youngest head chef in Cheltenham, cooking for the Queen and specialising in fresh, flavoursome food, Chester Henry...

Owner of Harts Barn Cookery School, Yvette Farrell, shares her passion for local food.

In the kitchen with Yvette Farrell from Harts Barn Cookery School

From working alongside Nigel Slater to coriander sandwiches, SoGlos chats to Yvette Farrell, owner of Harts Barn Cookery School,...

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...

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