Gloucestershire interviews

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

SoGlos goes backstage with I, The Lion ahead of its EP release later this month.

Backstage with I, The Lion

Ahead of its new EP release, SoGlos goes backstage with Cheltenham band, I, The Lion, to talk epic-post-punk, peculiar pre-show...

SoGlos speaks to Edd Donovan ahead of a busy summer.

Backstage with Edd Donovan

SoGlos goes backstage with Cheltenham’s very own singing social worker, Edd Donovan, frontman of The Wandering Moles, to discuss...

Find out more about life at the prestigious Cheltenham College Preparatory School, from headmaster Jonathan Whybrow.

Interview with Jonathan Whybrow

SoGlos speaks exclusively to the headmaster of Cheltenham College Preparatory School to offer readers a unique insight into...

Cheers to cocktails at The Chapter! Find out more about this chic Cheltenham bar from mixology master, Adam Palmer.

Raising a glass with Adam Palmer

Canadian-born cocktail whiz, Adam Palmer, from The Montpellier Chapter, shares his passion for innovation with SoGlos, talking...

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 speaks exclusively to The Uke Junkies, following their slot at Wychwood Festival 2014.

Backstage with The Uke Junkies

Hot on the heels of playing the main stage at Wychwood Festival, SoGlos goes backstage with The Uke Junkies’ Sarah Kelly to...

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...

Find out more about the head chef of Dearmans Restaurant, Craig Cooper, in this exclusive SoGlos interview.

In the kitchen with Craig Cooper from Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall

Championing traditional ‘no fuss’ British cuisine which concentrates on flavour and good cooking, find out more about the South...

SoGlos speaks to King Solomon frontman, Kingsley Salmon, ahead of a busy 2014. © Alex Gregory Photography.

Backstage with King Solomon

Formed little over a year ago and already scheduled to play the UK’s biggest reggae festival, SoGlos goes backstage with King...

Dan Martin, owner of Prescott Shooting, introduces SoGlos to the increasingly popular sport of clay shooting.

A beginner's guide to clay shooting with Dan Martin

From reading clays to achieving the correct stance, detecting eye dominance and avoiding bruising, Prescott Shooting owner...

SoGlos goes in the kitchen with award-winning Sri Lankan head chef, Indunil Sanchil, from the Noel Arms Hotel in Chipping Campden.

In the kitchen with Indunil Sanchi from the Noel Arms Hotel

Three-time Pub Curry Chef of the Year, Indunil Sanchi from the Noel Arms Hotel, reveals his Sri Lankan roots, sell-out signature...

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...

Cheltenham-born Si Connelly is one-half of El Born, a rock ‘n’ roll band taking the UK by storm.

Backstage with El Born

With a debut single receiving support from Coldplay and airplay on hit drama Monroe, a name inspired by the dark rawness of...

The Montpellier Brasserie head chef, Kevin Harris, talks about working with Raymond Blanc and cooking with kids in Pittville with SoGlos.

In the kitchen with Kevin Harris from The Montpellier Brasserie

From work experience in a car garage to being tutored by Raymond Blanc, training kids at Pittville School and cooking for Salman...

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...

Stroud singer, Hattie Briggs, is in the running for the BBC Young Folk Award.

Backstage with Hattie Briggs

Just nominated for the BBC Young Folk Award, meet Stroud folk singer Hattie Briggs as she talks about how it feels to be nominated,...

The Frogmill Inn’s executive head chef, Neil Thornley, talks about his boss Marco Pierre White and hotpot with SoGlos.

In the kitchen with Neil Thornley from The Frogmill Inn

Following the recent re-launch of Wheeler’s of St James’s Restaurant at The Frogmill Inn, head chef Neil Thornley reveals all...

Mary-Jess Leaverland is Gloucestershire’s finest classical export.

Backstage with Mary-Jess

From singing in the Gloucester Cathedral Youth Choir to winning the Chinese X Factor, recording the Downton Abbey theme tune...

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...

Paul Mottram, head chef at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham, talks about Forest of Dean crayfish and the QE2 with SoGlos.

In the kitchen with Paul Mottram from Hotel du Vin Cheltenham

Hotel du Vin Cheltenham head chef, Paul Mottram, tells SoGlos about his years of travelling the globe on the QE2, his love...

Freddie Burns discusses his 2013-14 AVIVA Premiership season predictions with SoGlos.

Interview with Freddie Burns

SoGlos talks to Gloucester Rugby and England fly-half Freddie Burns about the forthcoming 2013-14 AVIVA Premiership season,...

Cheltenham folk rock artist Steve Ashley speaks exclusively to SoGlos ahead of his Cheltenham gig.

Backstage with Steve Ashley

Folk rock innovator and Cheltenham resident, Steve Ashley, speaks to SoGlos ahead of his anticipated Town Hall gig: describing...

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...

Discover all about The Montpellier Chapter Restaurant when SoGlos goes in the kitchen with head chef Gary Wheeler.

In the kitchen with Gary Wheeler from The Montpellier Chapter

Gary Wheeler, head chef at The Montpellier Chapter, reveals all about his Michelin Star past, working alongside Simon Hopkinson...

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...

SoGlos goes backstage with festival favourite folk singer, Jake Watson.

Backstage with Jake Watson

Before he ships off to the big smoke, SoGlos speaks to folk blues singer-songwriter Jake Watson about his new EP, drunken hoedowns...

SoGlos goes in the kitchen with the head chef of Relish Events, one of the leading catering companies in the county.

In the kitchen with Jason Harley from Relish Events

From training in London to cooking on yachts around the world and finally settling in Cirencester, Relish Events head chef,...

Meet the county’s chirpiest band, when SoGlos goes backstage with Canary Swing.

Backstage with Canary Swing

SoGlos goes backstage with Gloucester’s chirpiest band, Canary Swing, to talk about debut EP The Flight making the iTunes pop...

SoGlos goes ‘in the studio with’ Cheltenham painter PJ Crook, with some fascinating results.

In the studio with PJ Crook

PJ Crook tells SoGlos about her inspirations – from her children to global conflicts – famous fans, and her favourite Gloucestershire...

Meet the man behind the famous Rene roast, head chef Lee Knickenberg. © Stark Image Photography.

In the kitchen with Lee Knickenberg from Café Rene

From his humble beginnings pulling pints behind the bar, Café Rene head chef Lee Knickenberg tells SoGlos about working his...

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