Cheapskate London - Monday 4 March 2024

💕 The science of love, urban art & plenty of pizza

The capital’s best free events from March 4-10

Dear Cheapskater,

We were blown away by the number of readers who responded to our International Women’s Day call-out in last week’s newsletter. SO many of you wanted to use this slot to shout out an inspirational Londoner in your life, and so we’re delighted to share some of our faves here:

“Alice at The Girls That Walk. She gets ladies together EVERY Sunday for a social walk to build connections and make new friends.”

“Anna Smith, host of the Girls on Film podcast and now the Girls On Film Awards.”

”Jane Giltre - the founder of The Spitz Music for Wellbeing. She wanted to see something good come from [the redevelopment of the area] and now employs wonderful professional musicians to go into care homes and hospitals in London. Music reaches people and is a healer.”

“My wife, Nat, runs a cafe and roastery in West London. She is an absolute powerhouse… always finding ways to make speciality coffee accessible to everyone, regardless of their knowledge. She also recently started running queer events at the cafe, which has been so beneficial for the local queer community.”

“I'd like London to celebrate Naomi Russell, who started Food Bank Aid from humble beginnings in her garage during lockdown. It’s now a registered charity and hub supplying 31 food banks and feeding 20,000 people a week.”

“Rebecca James! She started the South London & North London Feminist Book Club.”

Bhakti, who runs Money Brunch - a monthly gathering of women to talk about money, share insights and learn from each other. ”

“Katie Guild, founder of Nugget Savings, the community which is all about providing transparency around parental leave.”

“Leila Davis, also known as Cutie Whippingham, who is a queer professional pole dancer… and the founder of Blackstage. She’s on a mission is to create creative and ethical work opportunities and community spaces for pole dancers of colour, breaking the barriers of shame.”

Have a gorgeous week,
Kate and Georgia x

PS. Congratulations to our reader Zoe, who won the pair of tickets to Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience that we promoted in last week’s newsletter. Scroll down for another fantastic, free-to-enter competition…


FOOD 🍕 Cov G., Mon-Fri 12-4pm

Free pizza!

All week, you can grab a free pizza from Fatto a Mano in Covent Garden with the new foodie app Appetite. Just turn up & show the app on your phone in exchange for a pizza to eat in.

LEARN 🔮 W’minster/virtual, 7-9pm

The power of intention

Intention & visualisation are powerful techniques that can help you achieve your goals. Join London Cardinals to learn more about harnessing the power of these tools in your everyday life.


TALK 🎙️ Temple, 6.30-7.30pm

Comedy & sexism

LSE’s Grace Lordan & comedian Cally Beaton are delving into the fascinating realm of comedy & its relationship with sexism to explore the topic: what’s funny about everyday sexism?

TALK ⚖️ virtual, 12.30-1pm

Hormonal health

Want to learn more about harmonising your hormones & achieving balance? We’re co-hosting a virtual webinar this Tues with certified nutritionist & FLOR founder Mollie Huckerby.


TALK 🗣️ virtual, 7-8pm

How to have a good day

Join bestselling author Daniel Goleman to learn how emotional intelligence can help you have a great day any day, while avoiding burnout, at this pay-what-you-want Action for Happiness talk.

TALK/SHOW 👩‍🦱 Aldgate, 6.30-9pm

Women on the frontlines

Book your free ticket ASAP for this special panel talk featuring incredible frontline women & a guided tour of the new Women on The Frontlines exhibit at Buckle Street Studios by Locke.

Competition time! 🎸

We’re extremely excited to be giving away a pair of tickets (worth £25+ each) to see DeWolff, a three-piece psychedelic band from The Netherlands, playing at the iconic Omeara venue in London Bridge on Saturday March 23.

To enter the draw, simply refer a friend to Cheapskate by sending them this link (it contains your personalised referral code):

Once they’ve signed up, you’ll be entered & we’ll then pick a name at random. Good luck! 🤞


LATE 💗 South Ken, 6.30-10pm

The science of lurve

Head to the Science Museum for Love Lates, a special after-hours event exploring the latest dating & sex tech, as well as the future of family units & the power of pheromones.

EXHIBIT 🖼️ Blackfriars, Thurs-Sun

Women by Women

Thurs is the launch of Women by Women, ActionAid UK‘s women-led photography exhibit which is shattering stereotypes & celebrating inspiring women refugees from around the world.


EXHIBIT 🖼️ Peckham, until June 9

Acts of Resistance

It’s the launch of Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms & the Art of Protest, a powerful new group exhibit at the South London Gallery in collaboration with the V&A.

MUSIC 🎸 Hackney, from 7.30pm

Friday night delight

Nico’s Bar, a new canal-side speakeasy spot in Hackney Bridge, is launching a series of free music nights on Fridays. This week is the first & features music from the Javier Camilo Trio.

Spread the word about Cheapskate!

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We’re so grateful to our readers for helping us spread the word about Cheapskate!


EXHIBIT 🖼️ Peckham, Thurs-Sun

The best of urban art

Check out Queens of the Wall, a new show at Copeland Gallery celebrating the incredible talent of female street artists from around the world. There are also some free workshops for kids this Sat.

EXHIBIT 💙 Lewisham, until 27 July

The making of the NHS

Heart of the Nation, an exhibit at the Migration Museum, opens this week, marking the final leg of a national tour during the NHS’ 75th anniversary year. (There’s also a private view on Weds.)

And for dessert...

💌 This week, I’ve been enjoying reading The Creator Lens - a free, daily newsletter on what matters in the creative industry (it only takes five mins to read). I also love Tiffany Philippou’s Tough Love, & Finchley Now is a great read for N12ers & beyond.

💗 There are a few places running Mother’s Day deals this Sunday: Italian restaurant Bocconcino Soho is giving away complimentary cocktails to mums ordering from the à la carte menu & Market Place (the street food outlet in Vauxhall, Harrow & Peckham) has a similar offer. Not free, but there are some nice Mother’s Day ideas here.

🍕 Pizza Pilgrims & Deliveroo have teamed up to give away 600 pizzas made with Munya Chawawa on Thursday. Find out more here.

🚲 Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE getting Lime bikes around London. If you’ve not used one before, you can take £4 off your first ride using this code.

💃 It’s my birthday coming up & I have my eye on pretty much everything from this website - it’s my new fave clothing brand, where all items are super sustainable. I love that they focus on permanence & have no seasonal collections/limited drops.

👩 Mollie, co-host of our event on Tuesday, is offering free PCOS 121 discovery calls to Cheapskate subscribers (worth £100). Interested? Send an email to Mollie quoting “Cheapskate” to set up a time.

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