Thursday 22 August 2019

Gloucestershire interviews

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

Jaymi Hensley from Union J has taken on the role of Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Jaymi Hensley: Being on stage is the thing I’ve done the least

Swapping the pop group Union J for the most famous coat in theatre, Jaymi Hensley takes on the role of Joseph, as he and his...

Explaining why a health club can help with your mental and physical health, Tewkesbury Park’s Martin Brammer explains why the venue is different to a gym.

Tewkesbury Park Expert Insight: Why joining a health club can be better than a gym

Whether you prefer to wind down or work out, Tewkesbury Park’s health club manager explains why it offers so much more than...

Just Fabrics shares the secrets to refreshing your home on a budget.

Just Fabrics expert insight: How to refresh your home on a budget

Bursting with inspiration, an expert team, and all things interiors, Just Fabrics speaks to SoGlos about how you can refresh...

Find out everything you need to know about remortgaging your home.

The Mortgage Branch expert insight: Everything you need to know about remortgaging

Whether you’re looking for a better rate or you’re on a Help to Buy scheme, here you can find everything you need...

Friendsical is at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham in July 2019.

Friendsical cast: ‘We have a huge responsibility to Friends fans’

It’s the stage show we never knew we needed, but as the parody musical Friendsical prepares to open at Cheltenham’s...

The Fairview Gardener has given us some top tips to get your garden ready for a lovely summer.

The Fairview Gardener expert insight: Making the most of summer in your garden

Does your garden need a bit of love this summer? The Fairview Gardener is giving SoGlos readers expert advice to get your garden...

The Maytime Inn is home to over 140 gins from all over the world.

The Maytime Inn expert insight: How to curate an amazing gin collection

With an incredible menu dedicated to gin, The Maytime Inn is a juniper lover’s dream destination. But if you’re thinking of...

Head of school Olivia Garrard tells us what life is like at Wycliffe College.

Wycliffe College: A day in the life of the Head of School

Welcoming the school each morning, and helping younger pupils to feel more included are just some of the jobs that Wycliffe...

Here’s what a day in the life of head girl and boy is like at Rendcomb College.

Rendcomb College: A day in the life of head girl and boy

Celebrating its centenary year in 2020, Rendcomb College has been providing so much more than education for nearly 100 years....

Award-winning party planners, Oasis Events gives some amazing insight into how to plan the perfect summer bash.

Oasis Events expert insight: How to plan the ultimate summer party

From bountiful barbecues through to festival-themed get-togethers, summer is prime party time. So, with some help from Gloucestershire’s...

Britain’s first ski-jumper Eddie the Eagle talks about the new musical about his life so far, on stage at the Everyman Theatre in May 2019.

Eddie the Eagle: 'The musical will surprise people who’ve seen my film'

Ahead of his stage debut at the Everyman Theatre in the new musical Fly Eddie Fly, local Olympic legend Eddie the Eagle talks...

All Bars is the UK’s only full-size outdoor flying trapeze rig.

All Bars expert insight: A beginner’s guide to flying trapeze

Perhaps the closest experience to flying you’ll get in Gloucestershire; All Bars Flying Trapeze Club has been telling us all...

Find out how to give your wedding the personal touch with help from Gloucester based printers, Guano Crazy Printing.

Guano Crazy Printing expert insight: Adding the personal touch to your wedding

From personalised wedding stationery right through to monogrammed tablecloths, there’s no end to the possibilities when it...

Bacon Theatre share why everyone should visit its theatre this year.

Bacon Theatre: Why this theatre is Gloucestershire's underdog

From securing an amazing programme of shows to showing the biggest blockbusters in its cinema, Bacon Theatre in Cheltenham...

Personal Best Studio explains why it’s changing lives in Gloucestershire.

Personal Best Studio expert insight: Why going to the gym can transform your mental health

Quashing diet myths, turning injured clients into marathon runners and changing the whole concept of a commercial gym, Personal...

The Family Haven helps disadvantaged families in Gloucestershire

The Family Haven: The charity changing children’s lives in Gloucestershire

Helping vulnerable children and families across Gloucestershire, The Family Haven offers respite and practical support to help...

Chris Fountain stars in Everyman Theatre’s new show, Rain Man.

Chris Fountain: I don’t like my Rain Man Character

Speaking ahead of his new role as Charlie Babbitt in Rain Man, former Hollyoaks star Chris Fountain tells us why he’s not too...

Dunkertons Cider has been giving its top tips on how to pick the perfect cider this summer.

Dunkertons Cider expert insight: Picking the perfect cider this summer

Helping us pick the perfect cider and perry to toast the summer, Dunkertons Cider with its Cheltenham based cidery, has been...

Joe McElderry returns to Cheltenham in Club Tropicana the new musical.

Joe McElderry: My new character is just me after four vodkas!

Following a successful run as Joseph, Joe McElderry returns to Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre to bring Club Tropicana to Gloucestershire.

The Mortgage Branch explains why brokers can be better than the banks when it comes to buying your home.

The Mortgage Branch expert insight: How a broker can help you buy your dream home

If the thought of applying for a mortgage fills you with fear, it might be time to consider enlisting the help of a broker,...

SoGlos found out why everyone needs to give Pilates a go this year.

Cheltenham Pilates & Yoga expert insight: Why you need to try Pilates this year

With two beautiful studios in town, Cheltenham Pilates & Yoga offers over 100 classes a week. Focussing specifically on Pilates,...

Image © Hanson Leatherby Photography. Owlpen Manor shares its tips for how to host the ultimate DIY wedding.

Owlpen Manor expert insight: How to host a DIY wedding

If you’re looking for a relaxed wedding that feels that bit more personal, a DIY wedding is a great way to achieve that....

Cheltenham Ladies’ College shares advice on how to cope with exam pressure and supporting children through their exams.

Cheltenham Ladies' College expert insight: How to cope with exam pressure

With students facing more and more exams each year, it can be hard for parents to know how best to help support their child....

SoGlos asked all the burning questions about booking a holiday.

Travel Counsellors: Why using a travel agent is actually better than booking online

If you’re looking for your next holiday but aren’t sure where to start, then look no further. SoGlos chats to Cheltenham-based...

Benefitting from new facilities, sports education is taken seriously at Rendcomb College.

Rendcomb College expert insight: The importance of sport in your child’s education

With traditional education and league tables no longer being the only factor parents consider when picking a school, Rendcomb...

Cheltenham Pilates and Yoga offers its top tips on picking the perfect yoga class

Cheltenham Pilates and Yoga expert insight: Picking the perfect yoga class

If you need some help telling your Ashtanga from your Vinyasa, the team at Cheltenham Pilates and Yoga is here to help, with...

Managing director, Glenn gives all the advice on what to plant this spring.

The Fairview Gardener expert insight: Everything you need to know about spring gardening

The Fairview Gardener is an emporium of inspirational ideas for your garden, expert gardening advice and a fantastic selection...

SoGlos chats to R&R Catering Hire in this expert insight.

R&R Catering Hire expert insight: Everything you need to know about hiring for your wedding

With 30 years’ experience and the ability to work with all budgets, R&R Catering Hire is one of Gloucestershire’s...

Learn more about English wine with Woodchester Valley. Image © Mike Barby.

Woodchester Valley expert insight: All you need to know about English wine

Woodchester Valley is flying the flag for both English wine and Gloucestershire. SoGlos chats to its founder and winemaker...

Style consultant, Kate Evans gives all the ideas on what to wear to The Festival™ Presented by Magners.

Cheltenham Racecourse expert insight: How to dress for The Festival™ Presented by Magners

With just a few weeks to go until The Festival™ at Cheltenham Racecourse, it’s the perfect time to find an outfit for...

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