Insider UK: our 4 August 2022 newsletter

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Today we are announcing The Independent’s partnership with the NSPCC, looking back on a dreamy weekend at Standon Calling and  learning how to be ‘Travel Smart’ with Independent TV.

The Independent partners with NSPCC

The Independent today announces that it has partnered with the NSPCC’s Monday Movie Club in support of their service, Childline. The partnership continues The Independent’s drive to work with and support organisations that make change happen.

Read the full press release here.

The first screening which The Independent will be partnering with will take place on Tuesday 2nd August in Soho, London and will feature an exclusive preview of Bullet Train, starring Brad Pitt, Karen Fukuhara and Sandra Bullock, courtesy of Sony Pictures.

We would like to offer one lucky Insider reader two tickets to join us at the event.

To enter, please email by 1pm on Monday 1 Aug with the full name of you and your guest. The winner will be contacted shortly after 1pm on Monday 1 Aug.

[This competition has now closed. To be in with a chance of winning further competition, make sure you are signed up to Insider here]

A standing ovation for Standon Calling

This weekend saw the triumphant return of Standon Calling in Hertfordshire and The Independent was thrilled to have partnered with the festival once again. Another phenomenal headline roster included the likes of Anne Marie, Loyle Carner and Primal Scream. And as the festival’s official media partner, The Independent hosted the Laundry Meadows stage, featuring eclectic performances from Sleaford Mods, Kojey Radical, Self Esteem, Bimini and many more.

The Independent’s music correspondent Megan Graye attended and reported on the festival.

See here for Standon Calling in pictures with the best photos taken from across the weekend.

Read Megan’s round up of the festival here.And for the latest music news in your inbox each week, sign up for the Now Hear This newsletter.

Travel Smart with Independent TV

Travel Smart, the new travel show from Independent TV which provides inspiration, advice and know-how for our journey-hungry audience, is now available for sponsorship.

Fronted by the indomitable Simon Calder and Helen Coffey, the Indy’s Travel Editor, supported by Deputy Editor Lucy Thackeray, the expert team brings their own unique perspective on the world of travel.

For more information, please contact your Ignite representative or Paul Finch on

A big month for The Independent

The Independent, with 22.3 million monthly unique visitors, was the largest digital quality news brand* in June according to the latest monthly data from Ipsos IRIS; 1.86 million visitors above the second biggest. (*The Guardian, The Independent, Evening Standard, The Times and Sunday Times and The Telegraph.)

The Independent increased its online audience by around +7% month-on-month – the equal top performer in terms of monthly growth. Additionally, The Independent recorded a +19% year-on-year rise in online audience.

A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to this success!

Source: © Ipsos, Ipsos iris Online Audience Measurement Service, June 2022, Brand Group – Digital Quality News Brands*, all adults age: 15+, UK

*Note: Custom defined list by The Independent

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