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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Experts enraged by move to extend seating experiment to 10 heritage homes

Tate Modern chief Chris Dercon, who will be leaving to run a Berlin theatre company

Chris Dercon to step down as Tate Modern director

Mr Dercon will be quitting London in two years to take over as artistic director of radical theatre group Volksbühne in Berlin

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John Berry, artistic director of the English National Opera

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John Berry defends jobs while announcing the new season

Robin Ince performing in 2006

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Kevin Spacey and artistic director Matthew Warchus at the Old Vic party to honour Spacey

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Kevin Spacey's successor at The Old Vic promises a more low-key approach

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Mike Leigh hits home with big-budget Peterloo Massacre movie

Leigh announced his next movie would be about the 1819 Peterloo Massacre, when demonstrators in Manchester were cut down by the military authorities

Rob Brydon and Sir Kenneth Branagh will star together in the London debut of French farce ‘The Painkiller’

Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne

Tessa Ross will continue to work at the National as a consultant, insiders say

Tessa Ross shocks art world by stepping down as head of National Theatre

Her appointment had been hailed as a coup in some quarters

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