Insider UK: our 10 November 2023 newsletter

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Happy Friday! Looking to treat yourself this weekend? Well The Independent has you covered. Find out how to grab tickets to our exclusive gig at Moth Club in London next Tuesday, kick back to a new season of Music Box or keep up with the latest news now on WhatsApp – below.

FIRST FIFTY: next week

Tickets are selling out fast for The Independent’s TGE First Fifty stage at Moth Club on Wednesday 15 November, where you’ll be able to watch performances by rising stars Big Special, King Isis and Mock Media. Why not grab a last minute ticket (or two), and see us down there!

Tickets available here.

We also have two tickets to give away! To enter – drop an email to by 16:00 (GMT) Monday 13 November with your two full names letting us know who our music editor is. Entrants will be chosen at random by 17:00 the same day.

Music Box returns

Independent TV Original Series Music Box has returned for its ninth series! Hosted by (newly appointed) music editor Roisin O’Connor, the series brings the latest up and comers – along with some of music’s biggest names – into the Music Box studio to play exclusive stripped-down sets.

Music Box is returning better than ever, with a mix of major names and exciting new talent invited to record two original songs. Guests for this series will include Golden Globe-winning actor and musician Damian Lewis (see our interview with him here), and Brit Award-winning, Platinum-selling artist Emeli Sande. Other acts to look out for include rising indie band English Teacher, soul artist MEGA, pop-rock group Only the Poets, and rapper/singer Jelani Blackman.

Launched on 6 November with a new artist session airing each week until January 2024, watch English Teacher in the first episode here.

To read the full launch press release, see here.

The Independent now on WhatsApp

The Independent has launched a brand new WhatsApp Channel, bringing you the latest breaking news, analysis from our award-winning journalists and an evening news briefing with the day’s top headlines. You’ll never miss a story.

To find out how to sign up, read the full article on The Independent here.

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