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 National Theatre artistic director Sir Nicholas Hytner (right) and the Executive Director of the National Theatre Nick Starr

The final curtain for National Theatre’s double act Sir Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr

Hytner and Starr tell Nick Clark why their decade-long partnership on the Southbank has transformed its reach and appeal

Michael Nyman's work includes operas, orchestral concertos and film soundtracks

Michael Nyman to unveil new symphony inspired by the Hillsborough disaster

Composer Michael Nyman hopes his new symphony commemorating the Hillsborough disaster, to be first performed this summer, will make a “small but significant contribution” to the healing process for the families.

A 3D model of Egyptian chantress Tamut's face

British Museum uses CT scans to show mummies' faces after thousands of years

The British Museum has turned to the latest technology to unlock the secrets of its mummies, one of the institution’s most popular visitor attractions, along visitors to explore cases that have remained closed for centuries.

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction: Donna Tartt and Jhumpa Lahiri among nominees

Australian author Hannah Kent has also been nominated for her debut novel

Troubled waters: The Cambridge eight included John Andrew Ritson (fourth from cox)

Tightrope-walking Oxford don wins Waterstones Children's Book Prize

A tightrope walker whose trespassing across the rooftops of Oxford’s colleges at night helped inspire a work for five to 12 year olds, has won one of the UK’s most prestigious book prizes for children.

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

National Portrait Gallery announces new Virginia Woolf exhibition

The fascination with Virginia Woolf shows no sign of fading with the National Portrait Gallery set to stage the first exhibition exploring her life through portraits.

Lord Green stepped down as Minister for Trade and Investment in December

Former HSBC boss Lord Green named chairman of the Natural History Museum

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, the former head of HSBC who stepped down from the Government in December, has been unveiled as the chairman of the Natural History Museum, saying “I’m not the sort of person who can be inactive”.

Dream team: Vadim Muntagirov and Akane Takada in ‘The Sleeping Beauty’

Virginia Woolf ballet: Royal Opera House to stage piece based on novels Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves

Virginia Woolf may be portrayed in the new ballet, to be staged by the Royal Opera House

John Constable’s ‘Beaching a Boat, Brighton’, 1824, vanished from a vault in Budapest in 1944

Tate criticised for acquiring valuable Constable painting looted by Nazis during WWII

The Spoliation Advisory Panel releases report recommending the gallery return the painting Beaching a Boat, Brighton

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