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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Cian Binchy says there are many talented performers and writers on the autistic spectrum

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‘Hair Peace’ is based on Victoria Melody's quest to find out whose hair she was wearing

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Performers at the London Sketch Comedy Festival

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With an attitude forged by overcoming prejudice, Phill Jupitus tells Nick Clark that they’re 'doing all the best stuff'

Natasha Noman was forced to leave Pakistan last summer

Tinder in Pakistan: Lesbian journalist uses app to avoid same-sex relationship ban

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A scene from Neil LaBute’s ‘Filthy Talk for Troubled Times’

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Rianna Dearden and Olivia Hirst in Goodstock

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The Irving Berlin song has earned an estimated £24m

Figure in a Landscape (1945), Francis Bacon: Master chocolatier Paul Young has created a specific chocolate designed to convey the ambiguity of the work, accompanied by Nick Ryan’s sound installation

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A new exhibition is bringing in a master chocolatier, a scent expert and an audio specialist to change the way people interact with the paintings

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