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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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
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KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
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Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

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Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?