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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The RSC’s The Christmas Truce

Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Around 55 are expected to attend a series of acting workshops before teaching the thespians to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
The Everyman, revamped by Haworth Tompkins

RIBA Stirling Prize 2014: Liverpool's Everyman Theatre named winner

Theatre beats off competition from the Shard, the Library of Birmingham, and the London Aquatics Centre

A Study in Scarlet manuscript notes by author Arthur Conan Doyle from 1886

Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes notes go on display

An exhibition titled Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived and will Never Die opens at the Museum of London this week

Richard Flanagan with his winning novel

Man Booker Prize 2014: Richard Flanagan wins with The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Feared American takeover fails to materialise

The revamped Dreamland will be trendy

Dreamland Margate to open as 'world’s first heritage amusement park'

The town has seen its fortunes change with a regeneration programme spearheaded by the opening of the Turner Contemporary gallery in 2011

Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Prize in Literature 2014: French author described as 'modern Proust'

Judges praised the Jewish writer's ability to evoke 'the art of memory' in his novels and described him as a 'Marcel Proust of our time'

Ai Weiwei has been invited to London for the opening of his Royal Academy show next year

Ai Weiwei to come to London for major Royal Academy show (if he gets his passport back)

The honorary Academician has been invited to attend the opening of his first major UK exhibition at the Royal Academy in September

Hammerhead crane, Cowes, requires urgent attention

Khaki factory and WW1 crane on list of 10 most at-risk buildings

A textile mill that developed khaki dye for the uniforms of British troops fighting the Boer War is among the 10 most endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings, according to an annual “at risk” study.

The National Theatre of Wales comissioned a poem that was painted on to Gladstone Rock

How art was turned to ‘graffiti’ by hot Welsh weather

A four-year National Theatre of Wales project has failed to be washed off by the rain as planned

The 'Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination' exhibition at the British Library

'Hoax' gothic novel The Castle of Otranto goes on display at the British Library in new exhibition

The exhibition also includes treasures from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein manuscript, work by William Blake and a Victorian vampire slaying kit

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