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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Max Barclay, collections manager, at the Natural History Museum, displays one of Dr Livingstone’s collection

Dr Livingstone's, I presume? Natural History Museum finds explorer's African insect collection

Chance find contains 20 pinned beetles from Zambezi river expedition

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

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

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Beatboxing will be part of a new degree

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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

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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.

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