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From gigs, films and plays to talks, workshops and live comedy, Cheapskate makes London’s amazing cultural offerings more accessible to everyone – even those on a shoestring budget.

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Spontaneity is important to us. When the newsletter arrives in subscribers’ inboxes on Monday morning, each handpicked event is still available to attend.

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Cheapskate also includes a weekly free-to-enter competition

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.

Interested in working with us on a competition?

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Launched in May 2019 by journalist Kate Samuelson and graphic designer Georgia Weisz, the Cheapskate London newsletter is now read by thousands of people each week. We now have a growing team of writers and editors including, Emma Izon, Ijeoma Patrick and Thomas Brada.

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Editor and Director

Kate Samuelson

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

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Creative Director

Georgia Weisz

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

What have we been up to recently?

Hear from our amazing subscribers:

“Really enjoying the at-home newsletter... thank you for putting in the effort!”

—Siobhan, May 2020

“I've used so many ideas from your newsletter in the past year. Thank you!”

—Helen, April 2020

“I'm always looking forward to reading the newsletter on Mondays. It's allowed me to see events I wouldnt have known about otherwise!”

—Giulia, November 2019

Frequently asked questions...

Does it cost money to receive Cheapskate?

No! Cheapskate is entirely free to receive. We make money through advertising, affiliate links and hosting our own events, but will never make money by charging people to receive our content.

How do I get my event in Cheapskate?

We're so glad you asked! We're always keen to know about free events people are working on (although we can't promise newsletter inclusion unless you pay for a sponsored event). Get in touch to discuss more at hello@cheapskatelondon.com.

When is the email sent?

We aim to get Cheapskate in your inbox by 11am every Monday, so you can start planning your week ASAP.

Do you collaborate with brands and businesses?

We most certainly do. We're always looking for likeminded brands to work with; check out our 'Work with us' page to learn more.

Do companies pay to feature their events? 

Every event recommended by Cheapskate is handpicked and there because it genuinely looks interesting. Occasionally we have some advertising in the form of a banner ad or a sponsored event, but these will be clearly signposted.

What do you do with our data?

Other than send you our weekly email, we don't do anything with it. Check out our 'Privacy policy' below if you'd like to learn more (prepare yourself for a fascinating read!).

We won’t share your details with anyone. Read our privacy policy.

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