Gloucestershire interviews

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

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...

A band dubbed ‘so hot it carries its own health warning’, SoGlos goes backstage with Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Backstage with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers

A band dubbed ‘so hot it carries its own health warning’, SoGlos goes backstage with ‘bagrock’ band,...

Dancing grannies, 60s music and the Woodstock generation, SoGlos speaks to Gloucestershire folk band, Harpers ferry. © Kate Gavaletz.

Backstage with Harpers Ferry

A folk band with big plans, SoGlos speaks to Gloucestershire-based trio, Harpers Ferry, about inspiration, upcoming festivals,...

Brothers Will and Calum Thompson spill the beans on setting up Cirencester eatery Eat Wild.

In the kitchen with Will and Calum Thompson from Eat Wild

From festival fodder to Cirencester’s trendiest eatery, SoGlos chews the fat with Eat Wild founders, brothers Will and Calum...

Jonnie Ritchie chats to SoGlos about his dream job as manager of Gloucestershire’s Bobby Beer.

Raising a glass with Jonnie Ritchie from Bobby Beer

Bobby Beer’s manager, Jonnie Ritchie, talks about creating a top quality Gloucestershire lager, the craft beer movement...

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...

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...

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...

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