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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Mary Lou Quinlan’s show is based on a book prompted by the death of her mother

Edinburgh Festival 2014: From advertising chief to one-woman show

A high-flying American businesswoman who quit her job after the death of her mother has brought her story to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The increasing use of a BSL interpreter has helped boost deaf audiences at stand-up

Edinburgh Festival 2014: It’s the way she signs it - art of telling comedy to the deaf

All aspiring comedians know timing is the key to delivering a joke, but for one act at the Edinburgh Festival this is a particular challenge – as she delivers punchlines using sign language.

The Dloko High School Choir started a crowd-funding campaign online to raise £1,200 to buy all 30 performers new shoes to wear for their journey to the Edinburgh Fringe

Sole music: South African choir given shoes for Edinburgh appearance

Choir benefits from crowd-funding campaign

Quentin Blake has written and illustrated a new book that celebrates youngsters with disabilities

Sir Quentin Blake’s new children's book a celebration of disability

'You want these characters to be represented because that’s what life is like,' says illustrator

Mark Thomas in ‘Cuckooed’, directed by Emma Callander at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014: Mark Thomas's new show Cuckooed tells the story of the arms industry’s bid to infiltrate his campaign group

A member of Campaign Against Arms Trade allegedly passed information to BAE Systems over a period of seven years

Jane Fonda sings anti-war songs by a North Vietnam anti-aircraft gun in Hanoi, in 1972

True drama of Jane Fonda's Vietnam days

Was the actress a peace activist or a traitor? A new play tells the real story of 'Hanoi Jane'
Clockwise from L - Mariam Rashid, Seherish Mahmood, Freyaa Ali, Shifaa Arfan

'Not just for boys': Muslim women take new play about female boxing to the Edinburgh Fringe

The rising popularity among young Muslim women of lacing up their boxing gloves and getting into the ring will be explored in a new show to hit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Edinburgh Fringe acts on the Royal Mile yesterday

Edinburgh Festival 2014: Independence takes centre-stage for city’s comics and playwrights

With the Yes/No vote just weeks away, fringe-festival players tackle the debate with gusto

Crowd control: institutions like New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art are packed

Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Art galleries around the world are experiencing a rise in admissions but this comes at a price, according to The New York Times's Rachel Donadio, who said soaring attendance had turned museums into crowded, sauna-like spaces

The show was being performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival 2014: Israeli show The City pulled after pro-Palestinian protests

An Israeli show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has been cancelled following disruptions from pro-Palestinian demonstrators over the situation in Gaza, with another production set to face similar protests when it arrives next week.

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