Insider UK: our 7 June 2023 newsletter

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Today we are celebrating the return of The Independent’s Pride List and recapping our on-going partnerships including the Pride’s Got Talent final, a new episode of Lively’s Fresh Takes and a special Lucky Voice offer for Independent Insider readers.

The Independent: The Pride List 2023

As part of its ongoing support for the LGBT+ community, The Independent is relaunching The Rainbow List as The Pride List, recognising extraordinary changemakers. The list began spotlighting LGBT+ leaders as the Pink List in 2000, with artist Sir Elton John, Olympian boxer Nicola Adams, and transgender actor Riley Carter Millington among those honoured over the years. 2023’s edition will renew that commitment to making the community’s voices heard, and celebrating those driving change.

England football star Beth Mead has topped The Independent’s 2023 Pride List, published on Sunday 4 May. The list, which was compiled in association with Pride in London, recognises the extraordinary changemakers who have defined the LGBT+ community over the last year.

The remaining top 5 were:

  • Comedian Joe Lycett
  • Singer and comedian Jordan Gray
  • Vogue editor Edward Enninful
  • TV and radio host Rylan Clark


Read the full list here.

Pride in London's Pride's Got Talent

Pride’s Got Talent, the official talent programme of Pride in London, has announced that tickets are now live for the Pride’s Got Talent 2023 grand finale, taking place at London’s iconic The Adelphi Theatre on June 27th.

After months of hotly-contested live heats across some of London’s most renowned queer venues, 5 music finalists and 5 cabaret finalists will battle it out to be crowned the winner of Pride’s Got Talent 2023 in front of a panel of industry judges, including celebrated performers, producers and promoters from the worlds of music and cabaret. The judging panel will also include a judge from The Independent’s editorial team. The Independent is the exclusive news partner of Pride in London for 2023.

See here to book your tickets.

Lively Fresh Takes

Lively’s latest Fresh Takes podcast is all about building brands with real impact and what really matters. Lively’s CEO Mike White meets Felipe Ambra, Global VP at Corona, to explore how to balance sustainable projects with entertainment initiatives and learn the importance of consistency in brand building.

You can register for Lively’s Fresh Takes episodes here or listen to them across Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Podcasts.

Lively’s Fresh Takes is in partnership with The Independent.

Lucky, Lucky Voice

The Independent commercial team recently enjoyed a team night out at Lucky Voice Liverpool Street and would like to thank the team there for making it such a fantastic experience.

Lucky Voice has welcomed the newest venue to their portfolio of private karaoke room bars, just a 3 minute walk from Liverpool Street station. Consisting of 9 private rooms catering for 4-25 people, each pod comes fully equipped with touch screen technology, access to over 11,00 songs – from current chart hits to old school anthems – and of course the iconic “Thirsty” button for food and drink service! Open daily, with live DJs Thurs – Sat, and London’s largest disco wrecking ball to climb on for the perfect Insta moment, Lucky Voice is the perfect place for a birthday, hen/ stag work do or just a fun night out, where you’re guaranteed to walk in and dance out!

Exclusive to Independent Insider readers – enjoy 50% off your 2 hour private karaoke session Sun-Wed when you use code INDEPENDENT23.

To book, email quoting the code.

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