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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In the frame: Eileen Cooper accuses the art world of failing women

Should galleries display more art by women?

Eileen Cooper, the Royal Academy’s first female Keeper wants a quota system to ensure equality between male and female members

Cats played for 21 years and was seen by more than 50 million people in more than 30 countries

Andrew Lloyd Webber hails TS Eliot as the father of rap as Cats returns to the West End

Cats became one of the longest running shows in the West End and on Broadway

Gian Sammarco plays Adrian Mole in 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole'

Adrian Mole musical set to debut at Leicester's Curve Theatre in 2015

Musical said to be 'in the model of Matilda but very different'

Eimear McBride, author of ‘A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing’, celebrates winning the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction last month

Galley Beggar and Eimear McBride: The publisher that took a chance on a half-formed thing – and won the jackpot

The Baileys prize transformed the  life of not only Eimear McBride but also the tiny firm that believed in her

A real Keith Haring piece

The great online art illusion: A cautionary tale

An art gallery’s brush with some (very clever) ‘Warhol and Haring’ works

Tracy Emin's 'My Bed' sold for £2.5m

Put Tracey Emin's iconic 'My Bed' artwork on public display, art experts say

Art experts have called for Tracey Emin’s My Bed to be put on public display, after it emerged her art dealer Jay Joplin had bought the “iconic” work on behalf of an unnamed client.

English National Opera the biggest loser in Arts Council funding shake-up

The English National Opera was the highest profile loser as its grant was slashed a third in the Arts Council’s three year funding shake up, while concerns were raised over the number of regional organisations to lose funding.

Dame Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, commissioned by the dictator’s son

Zaha Hadid’s prestigious award for building to glory of Azerbaijan dictator criticised

Human rights groups have criticised Azerbaijan’s current and former regimes and suggested that it was unhelpful to promote a building bearing Aliyev’s name

Royal Court Theatre to stage play about hacking collective Anonymous

Two former members of Anonymous are advising on a new play about the “hacktivist” group that targeted corporations' websites and the FBI, which is to be staged at the Royal Court in London later this year.

In 2010, the villagers of Hudswell bought The George and Dragon pub to save it from going bust and installed a library and a shop

Save libraries by putting them in the pub, says the man tasked by Government to save them

Could the saviour of Britain’s libraries be found in the local pub, with books handed out alongside a foaming pint of ale? This is among the proposals floated by the man called in by the Government to review the future of the library service.

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic's latest video is an ode to good grammar. But what do The Independent’s experts think he’s missed out?
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A cult movie event aims to immerse audiences of 80,000 in ‘Back to the Future’. But has it lost its magic?
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All of us have one but probably never wondered why. Yet even now, a century after blood types were discovered, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
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The Scottish swimmer is ready for ‘the biggest race of my life’ at the Commonwealth Games
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And our children are suffering because of it
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Yours for a cool £4m
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We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
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The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

For instance, did Isis kill the Israeli teenagers to trigger a war, asks Patrick Cockburn