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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A scene from 'Titus Andronicus' at the Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre takes out 100 audience members with its gory Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus, the “grotesquely violent” Shakespearean tale of revenge, has 14 deaths, many violently bloody, as well as rape and mutilation.

Ayman Baalbaki’s ‘Al Sharq al Awsat'

Sotheby's unveils key works of Middle Eastern art to go on sale in October

The Middle East may not seem the obvious place to seek the rising stars of contemporary art. Yet works from the region has become increasingly sought after by collectors, with the “hottest things” including an Iranian painter in his 30s, a colonel in the Saudi army and a nonagenarian who was friends with Andy Warhol.

Gilbert and George in front of one of their new artworks, ‘10’

Gilbert and George to emulate social critic William Hogarth in new exhibition at the White Cube Bermondsey gallery

 Gilbert and George will use modern day references of bombs, burkas and 'hippy crack'

The new look atrium at the Imperial War Museum, London

Imperial War Museum's flagship site to reopen this weekend after first stage of its £40m redevelopment project is completed

It was timed to reopen with the commemorations that form part of the centenary of the First World War

The cast of 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' perform the title song at the Palace Theatre in New York

Tupac musical closes: 'Only God can judge me' - but the audience had their say

$8m musical opened less than two months ago

Nicola Benedetti has joined a campaign to maintain funding

Cutting music lessons will ‘cost soul of the nation’ warn musicians after drop in funding

Radiohead’s classically trained guitarist Jonny Greenwood and Julian Lloyd Webber are also among the high-profile musicians supporting the campaign

Celebrated children’s author Allan Ahlberg, best known for Each Peach Pear Plum

Famous children's author refuses literary award over association with 'immoral' company Amazon

The inaugural Booktrust Best Book Awards wanted to present the 76-year-old author with a lifetime achievement award

Members of the public and gallery staff examine The Northampton Sekhemka, an Egyptian painted limestone statue of Sekhemka, Inspector of the Scribes

Ancient Egyptian statue's £15.8m auction is 'catastrophic' for Northampton, says Watchmen writer Alan Moore

This is the latest in a trend of councils looking to raise money by selling their arts collections

'Molecular Man +1+1+1' by Jonathan Borofsky at Yorkshire Sculpture park

Museum of the Year award: Skyfall director Sam Mendes presents Yorkshire Sculpture Park with prize

The judges praised the site in Wakefield, which displays work by Henry Moore and Julian Opie

Writer Virginia Woolf is the subject of a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

Virginia Woolf's walking stick found where she died to be exhibited in UK for first time

Virginia Woolf’s walking stick, found on the banks of the River Ouse where she died, is on display for the first time in the UK as part of a new exhibition exploring her life.

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