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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The Southbank has reached an agreement with campaign group Long Live Southbank, which was set up to protect the Queen Elizabeth Hall undercroft for skateboarders, BMX bikers and urban artists

Southbank undercroft saved: Spiritual home of UK skateboarding rescued from developers

The Southbank admits defeat in 18-month battle

A dance troupe performs in a scene from the Brighton Hippodrome's production of 'Love And Money' circa 1927

Brighton Hippodrome tops list of 33 historic theatres at risk

Salford’s Victoria Theatre and the Plymouth Palace also at maximum risk

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama is to offer a BA degree in Performance and Creative Enterprise

BA in beatboxing? Top conservatoire offers ‘groundbreaking’ performing arts degree

Beatboxing will be part of a new degree

Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel are bringing Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street to the London Coliseum

Emma Thompson admits being frightened ahead of Sweeney Todd West End appearance

Actress returns alongside Bryn Terfel in her first West End play in 25 years

Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition attracted 562,000 visitors to the Tate Modern from April to September

Henri Matisse cut-outs at the Tate bring record visitor numbers

Blockbuster exhibition sees more than half a million visitors for first time

Shamsia Hassani painting one of her works – at the French Cultural Centre in Kabul

Afghan graffiti artist Shamsia Hassani shortlisted for Artraker Award - but she still has to dodge landmines to create her work

Hassani has been shortlisted for the prize, which is announced in London this week

Performance poet Kate Tempest started rapping on the bus

Mercury Music Prize 2014: Street poet Kate Tempest tipped for the top after double accolade

28-year-old nominated for major music and poetry prizes

Mercury Music Prize 2014: Damon Albarn and Royal Blood favourites to win prize

Big names including Lily Allen, Morrissey and Ed Sheeran have missed out

British author Howard Jacobson has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Man Booker Prize shortlist: Howard Jacobson's novel J is favourite to win

Fears of Americans authors “flooding” the Man Booker Prize in the first year they were eligible proved unfounded as British novelists, led by Independent columnist Howard Jacobson, dominated the shortlist.

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones as Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde in a still from 'The Theory of Everything'

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones sparks early Oscars talk for The Theory of Everything

The British actors Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones could be destined for awards glory after their performances in the new Stephen Hawking biopic received rave reviews.

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Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
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Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game