Claire Sawers

Freelance Writer

Year: 2005

No fear, no limits, no safety net


The Sunday Times
11 December 2005

The extreme sport of parkour, or freerunning, was invented by two French teens and popularised in ads for Nike and the BBC. Now there are enthusiasts leaping and somersaulting all over Edinburgh. Claire Sawers meets some of them

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Pink Martini: music that shakes and stirs


China Forbes

China Forbes

The Sunday Times
October 23, 2005

A chirpy 12-piece band from Oregon is about to hit Edinburgh, and their eclectic fare is bound to make you quiver, writes Claire Sawers. Continue reading

Slow food for a fast life

The Scotsman
31 August 2005

THIS WEEK more than 150 foodies descended on Skye for the founding congress of Slow Food UK.
Slow Food, in case, you are unfamiliar with the concept, is a worldwide movement dedicated to the promotion of food and wine culture. Continue reading

Porridge is the new fast food

The Scotsman
17 August 2005
OATS have traditionally never enjoyed the sexiest image. But today even the most stylish and faddish foodie will happily admit to starting the day with a bowl of porridge. Continue reading

Tori Amos

Tori Amos

8 June 2005

From her emergence as a kooky soul-barer in the early 1990s, singer-songwriter Tori Amos has developed and matured into the writer of this year’s The Beekeeper, her politicised ninth album. Born in Baltimore, she now lives in Cornwall with her British husband. Continue reading

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