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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Former prime minister, Sir John Major

Sir John Major: Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting

“In my experience, few MPs are the self-serving individuals they are sometimes portrayed as being.”

Fenton Town Hall in Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke's Fenton Town Hall protesters vow to occupy past Christmas

Protesters campaigning against the sell-off of the Fenton Town Hall in Stoke-on-Trent have vowed to occupy the historic building over Christmas and beyond.

Henry Marsh said he was rather 'pleased' at the nomination

Costa Book Awards 2014: Leading brain surgeon shortlisted for book which takes doctors off their pedestal

Henry Marsh heads list with non-fiction book Do No Harm

The Prince said drawing was 'one of the most direct ways of engaging with the world'

Prince Charles’s old drawing school wins royal mark of approval

Name change puts East End academy on a par with Royal Ballet and RADA

Chris Johnson, left, and Tim Keck, founded ‘The Onion’ as a print magazine in 1988

‘The Onion’ is for sale – insert satirical headline here

Website that has mocked and parodied the media so brilliantly finds itself in the news

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey on the set of ‘Interstellar’

Interstellar: In space no one can hear you speak, if Christopher Nolan gets his way

Director has responded to the criticism by saying the sound was exactly how he wanted it

Detail of Piero della Francesca’s ‘The Resurrection’

'The greatest picture in the world': Italy relies on donor to restore Piero della Francesca’s The Resurrection, the masterpiece saved in wartime

Concerns have been raised that the work is flaking and discoloured, while cracks have become increasingly visible

Daisy Campbell has adapted Cosmic Trigger by Robert Anton Wilson

‘Illuminatus!’ director’s daughter returns to play that gave her life

The play that launched the careers of Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy gets a sequel

Comedian Josie Long said the Education Secretary’s remarks on humanities would ‘silence creative voices’

Josie Long: 'Belittling the arts is not funny, Education Secretary'

Comedian said the Education Secretary’s remarks on humanities would ‘silence creative voices’

Clare Dunne as Hal in Donmar's current production of Henry IV

The search is on for new Shakespearian talent but only teenage girls need apply

Donmar Warehouse wants female actors to read leading male roles

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game