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Past competitions have included tickets to events like the National Geographic Traveller Food Festival, the New Scientist Festival and the London Podcast Festival, as well as plays at the Donmar Warehouse, comedy nights at the Bill Murray and even a year-long membership of the Vagina Museum in Camden.
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Kate is a freelance journalist writing about culture, entertainment, women’s rights and other topics for publications including TIME, Stylist, Metro.co.uk and The Guardian. Previously, she was a staff reporter for TIME’s bureau in London. Alongside her freelance journalism, Kate works at ActionAid, the international women’s rights charity. In May 2020, Kate won a WeAreTheCity Rising Star Award in the ‘digital’ category and a Print Futures Award in the ‘creating visual delights’ category for her work with Cheapskate London.
Kate’s favourite things to do in London: swimming in the Kenwood Ladies’ Pond, spinning the Lazy Susan at Dumplings’ Legend in Chinatown and watching cheap films/plays at the Kiln Theatre
Georgia has worked in creative hospitality at the Sircle Collection in Amsterdam and in marketing, communications and entertainment at Alldayeveryday in New York. She’s now back in her hometown of London, working on freelance graphic design projects with brands including Space NK, MatchesFashion and VICE UK.
Georgia’s favourite things to do in London: cycling and deer-spotting in Richmond Park, eating out at Hoppers and Gunpower, checking out free exhibitions at the Wellcome Collection
From online coding lessons on Zoom to drag queen workouts on IGTV, sharing information about free at-home events helped people structure otherwise wonky weeks and feel part of a wider community.
This included an online life drawing class raising money for the Beauty Banks charity. More than 250 people attended and it was featured in the Evening Standard and Time Out, which listed it as the second best thing to do that day (yes, we were a bit miffed about it being second best).
—Siobhan, May 2020
—Helen, April 2020
—Giulia, November 2019
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