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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LS Lowry pictured in 1958

Two rare London scenes by LS Lowry go on show

A painting by the acclaimed artist LS Lowry is to go on public display for the first time, but only after it was sent to a conservator to clean off the tomato ketchup stains.

Ronnie Clint dead: Manager of legendary Hollywood eatery dead at 89

Clint was general manager of Chasen’s and became close with the celebrated clientele including the Reagans and Frank Sinatra

Michael Flatley prepares to bid farewell to the West End stage

Michael Flatley hits West End for last time alongside Team GB World champion Alice Upcott, 16

As Michael Flatley prepares to bid farewell to the West End stage he hopes his new show will usher in a new generation of stars, including a 16-year-old acrobat who won gold for Team GB at last year’s World Games.

Once they knew Monet's exact viewpoint, the researchers could date the painting by the position of the sun, the height of the tide and the weather

Texas forensic astronomer finally pinpoints the exact birth of impressionism

Physics professor finally finds the exact date and time Claude Monet’s Impression, Soleil Levant was painted

The broadcast on the Gold TV channel marked the last of the Python's 10 dates at the O2 Arena

Monty Python fans complain that their heroes' farewell show doesn't have enough swearing

Monty Python fans hoping to hear their heroes turn the air blue were not looking on the bright side of life after the comedy legends’ farewell show, complaining that too much of the swearing had been taken out.

Athlone House in Hampstead was built in 1872

Developers to appeal council decision to reject 'fake Downton Abbey' in north London

Developers are to fight the local council’s decision to reject their plans to demolish a 140-year-old London villa and build a “fake Downton Abbey” with the belief that bulldozing the site will likely go ahead next year.

David Johnson is producing Fascinating Aida’s Charm Offensive show at Edinburgh

Stage rage on the Fringe: producer lashes out at ‘Ryanair’ values of Ambassador Theatre Group

A respected West End producer has accused the largest theatre company in the UK of exploiting audiences, charging “ramped up” booking fees and even billing performers for water drunk on stage, in a withering attack on their “Easyjet/Ryanair mentality”.

Actors performing in the West End have demanded a pay-rise of up to a tenth more a week after a change in their employment status landed producers with a 'National Insurance windfall'

West End actors demand pay rise after theatre producers' 13.5% tax break

Actors performing in the West End have demanded a pay-rise of up to a tenth more a week after a change in their employment status landed producers with a “National Insurance windfall”.

Kirill Karabits, a 37-year-old Ukrainian, is to conduct the I, Culture Orchestra, made up of young musicians from the former Soviet and Eastern Bloc states

Edinburgh International Festival plays host to Russian symphony - with Ukrainian conductor

The Edinburgh International Festival this year features a Russian symphony about the triumph of human spirit in times of conflict played by an orchestra headed by a Ukrainian conductor in “solidarity with the tragic situation” unfolding in the former Soviet Bloc country.

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.

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Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

After a few early missteps with Chekhov, her acting career has taken her to Hollywood. Next up is a role in the BBC’s gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’
She's having a laugh: Britain's female comedians have never had it so good

She's having a laugh

Britain's female comedians have never had it so good, says stand-up Natalie Haynes
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Let there be light

Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LEDs designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows
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Richard remains the baker to beat as Chetna begins to flake
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A look to the future

It's time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris
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Five things we learnt from the Gunners' Champions League victory at the Emirates
Stuart Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

This deal gives England a head-start to prepare for 2019 World Cup, says Chris Hewett
Ebola outbreak: The children orphaned by the virus – then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection

The children orphaned by Ebola...

... then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection
Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

Are censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence