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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Children tackle Mission Control at the NVA

National Videogame Arcade: Learn to make Super Mario jump at 'National Gallery of gaming'

"Games are now mainstream culture. They have an impact on society, an economic impact and can be a learning tool"

The buildings, infrastructure and agriculture of Tristan need to be rebuilt if the island is to have a sustainable future

Wanted: architect to redesign remote island homes (sorry, site visit not possible)

Tristan da Cunha is about to be rebuilt for a sustainable future

Ed Ruscha cactus omelette

Ed Ruscha to serve up cactus omelette in the name of art

The important American artist is bringing his unusual dining opportunity to London's Barbican

Leading light: Sharma in London

Akhil Sharma on his Folio Prize winner 'Family Life': A triumph plucked from despair

A tragedy moved Akhil Sharma to write 'Family Life' so the prize was bittersweet, he tells Nick Clark

The follow-up book, which is provisionally called The Presidential Years, will be published in 2016

Second Nelson Mandela autobiography to follow Long Walk to Freedom set for release in 2016

Sequel to Long Walk to Freedom will be released in 2016

Akhil Sharma took 13 years to write the book, a process which he said had shattered his youth

Folio Prize 2015 goes to Akhil Sharma for Family Life, the novel which 'shattered' its author

Sharma bemoaned the time the novel took to write: “I’m glad the book exists, I just wish I hadn’t been the guy who wrote it.”

Official busking guidelines have been released to prevent confusion over performing on the capital’s streets

Boris Johnson announces busking code of conduct - to cut down on renditions of Stairway to Heaven

Official guidelines have been agreed by police and musicians' groups

Charles Bukowski in 1978

New Charles Bukowski anthology to reveal his love of practical cats

Three new books of unpublished work will show another side to the late writer, including a surprising love of cats, which he described as 'my teachers'

The Natural History Museum, which imposes bench fees, defended its position

Academics hit out as museums' bench-fee costs soar

Prehistoric Society condemns the increasing number of museums charging researchers

The Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum, hidden until now from public view

Secrets of the Met Police’s ‘Black Museum’ now open to public

The Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum was hidden until now from public view

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Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
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How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
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The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
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Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
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Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
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Lobster has gone mainstream

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Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
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Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
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The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
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The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
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Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
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Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss