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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Award-winning novelist Louise Doughty

Louise Doughty: Novelist warns UK publishers that their 'short-termism' could see the next Hilary Mantel 'slip through our fingers'

The Desmond Elliott Prize judge called on publishers to support writers 'not only with their sparkling debuts but with their fourth, fifth, sixth novels'

The Swedish soprano Malin Byström and the French bass Nicolas Courjal in Rossini’s ‘Guillaume Tell’ at the Royal Opera House

Guillaume Tell gang-rape scene causes uproar at the Royal Opera House

As show is greeted with boos, director defends use of nudity and sexual violence

Edward Carpenter, founding father of gay rights in Britain, centre, and friends at Millthorpe in Derbyshire

Pride of Place: Historians map out untold LGBT histories of locations throughout UK

The project has launched an interactive map of 200 locations and are calling on the public to help further map the heritage of the LGBT community

Vivien Leigh and Oscar-winner Hattie McDaniel in ‘Gone with the Wind’

Gone with the Wind is an 'undeniably racist artefact', says prominent critic

Lou Lumenick, a writer for the New York Post, labelled the film 'insidiously' racist for its portrayal of African-Americans

The young sea-faring Charles Darwin – seen here in an 1809 portrait – is to be portrayed as an Indiana Jones-style adventurer

Charles Darwin Disney film: Adventure movie will give naturalist the Indiana Jones treatment

The Hollywood production will shine fresh light on the Father of Evolution

Barbara Hepworth’s ‘Sphere with inner form’ from the 1960s at the Tate Britain exhibition

Tate Britain recreates Dutch pavilion for Barbara Hepworth exhibition

Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World will feature over 100 works, from early carvings to the later works in bronze and wood

The work, by Tanya Landman, left, tells of Cathay Williams, a former slave who joined the US army in 1866 as a man

Buffalo Soldier: Story of former female slave in US army wins children’s book award

Tanya Landman's book about the first African-American woman to enlist in the US military won her the Cilip Carnegie Medal

The technology allows ‘cell architects’ to recreate human organs

Medical technology that could eliminate need for animal testing wins design award

‘Revolutionary’ Organs-on-Chips could change the way pharmaceutical trials are conducted, writes Nick Clark

Lady Hester Stanhope

King’s Speech film-makers to tell the story of adventurer Lady Hester Stanhope

The plucky aristocrat, often know as 'Florence of Arabia', has been dubbed 'one of the most pioneering women in history'

Actors from the Belarus Free Theatre perform in an underground venue in Minsk in 2011

Belarus Free Theatre: UK-based exiled theatre group working with Kevin Spacey and Jude Law being harassed by dictatorship

The group formed a theatre group 10 years ago to protest against the rule of President Alexander Lukashenko

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