Nick Clark

Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets. He has covered beats including the City, and technology, media and telecoms and made the switch to arts in December 2011. He has also contributed articles to the sports section.

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Art lovers have just a few months to raise millions of pounds to prevent a

Art Fund launches £2.7m public appeal to save famed Wedgwood Collection from auction

Collection needs to raise money to pay off debt from collapse of Waterford Wedgwood

Fairhead would be the first woman to permanently chair Trust

Former Financial Times Group chief executive odds-on to be named BBC Trust chairwoman

A former chief executive of the Financial Times Group, Rona Fairhead, is odds-on to become the first woman to permanently chair the BBC Trust after it emerged she was the Government's pick to replace Chris Patten.

Excavations at the fort have uncovered some of the best preserved Roman building in Britain

Binchester Roman Fort: Save ‘the Pompeii of the North’, campaigners urge

Worries that Roman fort site may fall into developers’ hands after Church puts it up for sale

Folkestone treasure hunt: German artist sparks ‘British gold-rush’ by burying £10,000 in sand at coastal art festival

It’s ‘finders keepers’ for whoever can dig up the hidden gold first

David Baddiel is among the comedians involved in the week-long event

Comedy festival out to show that there’s more to Jewish humour than rabbi jokes

Billed as a cultural celebration, JW3 will feature performances from Sol Bernstein, Josh Howie, and David Baddiel

LS Lowry pictured in 1958

Two rare London scenes by LS Lowry go on show

A painting by the acclaimed artist LS Lowry is to go on public display for the first time, but only after it was sent to a conservator to clean off the tomato ketchup stains.

Ronnie Clint dead: Manager of legendary Hollywood eatery dead at 89

Clint was general manager of Chasen’s and became close with the celebrated clientele including the Reagans and Frank Sinatra

Michael Flatley prepares to bid farewell to the West End stage

Michael Flatley hits West End for last time alongside Team GB World champion Alice Upcott, 16

As Michael Flatley prepares to bid farewell to the West End stage he hopes his new show will usher in a new generation of stars, including a 16-year-old acrobat who won gold for Team GB at last year’s World Games.

Once they knew Monet's exact viewpoint, the researchers could date the painting by the position of the sun, the height of the tide and the weather

Texas forensic astronomer finally pinpoints the exact birth of impressionism

Physics professor finally finds the exact date and time Claude Monet’s Impression, Soleil Levant was painted

The broadcast on the Gold TV channel marked the last of the Python's 10 dates at the O2 Arena

Monty Python fans complain that their heroes' farewell show doesn't have enough swearing

Monty Python fans hoping to hear their heroes turn the air blue were not looking on the bright side of life after the comedy legends’ farewell show, complaining that too much of the swearing had been taken out.

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A fresh take on an old foe

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