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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Whistling Jack Smith, who had a hit single in 1967 with ‘I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman’

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Experts suggest social shifts, with a decline in working class jobs, as well as the rise of the iPod and mobile phones may be to blame

Scott Baio and Florrie Dugger in the 1976 movie Bugsy Malone

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A segment of the 2012 Olympics’ Opening Ceremony, designed by Akram Khan

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Bestselling German author Daniel Kehlmann

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British Museum director Neil MacGregor speaks at the opening of the exhibition on Greek art last year

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He is stepping down after 13 years

Rachel De-lahay, co-writer and star of ‘The Last Hours of Laura K’

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Artist Yayoi Kusama

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Yayoi Kusama’s trademark polka-dotted sculptures and mirror installations proved a huge draw, with up to 9,000 flocking to her touring exhibition a day

Penelope Curtis will leave Tate Britain after five years in the top job in British art

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Dr Curtis will take up a role at Lisbon's Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

The two faces revealed by the ultraviolet light

The Black Book of Carmarthen: Scholars left shaken after ultraviolet light reveals ghostly faces staring at them from medieval manuscripts

Unseen for 500 years, ultraviolet light has revealed two hidden portraits in a medieval Welsh manuscript

Edinburgh’s Old Royal High School has fallen into disrepair

Old Royal High School in Edinburgh: Developers plans for building have conservationists livid

Conservationists believe that plans to add two modernist-style wings while turning it into a luxury 'arts hotel' was akin to giving it 'Mickey Mouse' ears

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