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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J.K. Simmons starring in the film 'Whiplash'

Whiplash movie hit by backlash from disgruntled jazz fans

The story of an ambitious young drummer driven to the edge of insanity by his teacher’s methods has failed to strike a chord with jazz aficionados

Mystery of the man holding a dead squirrel on live television revealed

ITV News broadcast was photobombed by a dead squirrel on Wednesday

Jessie Burton will have a role in the television adaptation of her novel 'The Miniaturist'

Jessie Burton: How to get TV roles? By writing a book that is adapted for the small screen

The actress-turned-author's best-selling novel 'The Miniaturist' has been picked up by the company which adapted 'White Teeth' and 'Wolf Hall' for television

Norris: 'We do not intend to lose one single audience member'

National director Rufus Norris defends Britain's subsidised theatre as he announces plans for his first year in charge

The schedule includes new work from Caryl Churchill and Patrick Marber as well as an adaptation by Poet Laureate Dame Carol Ann Duffy and a debut for Blur's Damon Albarn

Paolozzi’s arch mosaics above the escalators at Tottenham Court Road station will be demolished as part of the overhaul

Eduardo Paolozzi's 'much-loved' murals at Tottenham Court Road Tube station under threat from £400m Crossrail redevelopment

Campaigners say they are 'convinced more can be done to save them'

Tate Britain to host first major exhibition of Barbara Hepworth in 50 years

The gallery will display works recently unearthed online

PJ Harvey will be working on her follow-up to 2011's Let England Shake

PJ Harvey’s recording at Somerset House: The viewers are bathed in an eerie half-light

The Mercury prize winner (and now performance artist) produce her new album in front of an audience

Wickhams department store was wrapped snugly around the former jewellers

Campaigners fight to save 'quirky and extraordinary' jewellery shop in the East End

Conservationists join forces to stop plans to destroy London's ‘best visual joke’

TS Eliot prize for poetry winner David Harsent

David Harsent wins TS Eliot Prize for poetry

The winning poet left school at 16 and worked in a bookshop

Vividly drawn: Timothy Spall in Mike Leigh’s ‘Mr Turner’

Baftas 2015 nominations: Acclaimed Mike Leigh and Timothy Spall film Mr Turner snubbed

Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel leads with eleven nominations

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