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WOMEN’S DAY: It’s International Women’s Day! Check out how you can support the movement and look up events taking place near you on the International Women’s Day website.
BOOKS: Renowned historical novelist Vladimir Sharov is at Waterstones Piccadilly. £5, prebook, 6.30pm
DANCING SECRETS: In-Finite by Ijad Dance Company, taking place at Richmix, is based on 100 anonymously donated secrets (juicy). The dancers will interpret these secrets, while the audience is encouraged to interact via their smartphones and tablets. £12, prebook, 7.30pm
BALLET AND BOYZ: Balletboyz‘ the Talent returns to London, bringing masculine energy, sculptural partnering and impressive abs to the stage once again, at Sadler’s Wells. £12-38, prebook, until 13 March
TECH: As part of International Women’s Day, Tech City is putting on an evening showcasing women working in design, creativity and tech. It’s hosted by Poke, in the Biscuit Building, Shoreditch. @TechCityIWD. Free, prebook, 6.30pm
WOMEN OF WATERLOO WALK: A look at some of the most notable women from Waterloo and the surrounding area. The walk will include women in the hospital, Chaucer’s women, working women, royal woman and criminals, and Dickens’ women. £3, prebook, 11am
GIG: Sigur Rós are performing at the O2 Academy Brixton as part of their first headline tour since 2008. Tickets are still available at time of writing. £33.75, prebook, 7pm
ROLLER SKATE: The Friday Night skate starts at Wellington Arch. Anyone who feels competent on skates is welcome to join. Free, just turn up, 8pm.
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Random Fact of the Day
Horace Jones, the main architect of Tower Bridge, also designed Leadenhall, Billingsgate and Smithfield markets. He also contributed the memorial to Temple Bar, which stands near the Law Courts. Today’s fact comes from reader Matt Keen.
Good Cause of the Day
A live-storytelling project for charity Marie Curie Cancer Care is looking for London-based bloggers. They’d be invited to visit and write about a specific service at Marie Curie’s Hampstead hospice. As well as world-class medical care, all the hospices offer services that are more surprising, such as a fully functioning gym, make-up and hair sessions through to award-winning chefs. The charity is matching bloggers with relevant activities — for example a food blogger to spend time with a hospice chef. The resulting content will then be published (on their own blogs) and brought together with a Storify over a 12 hour period, giving a glimpse of 12 hours in the life of Marie Curie. Want to be one of those bloggers? If so, contact Liz Scarff on email@example.com. You can follow the work of the charity in London on its local Facebook page.
Is the fog on the Tyne still wholly owned by Gazza? And who has the freehold for the fog on the Thames? We ask because London’s river is looking decidedly misty this morning, and someone needs to take responsibility. A mild but bleak afternoon will give way to a drizzle-git of an evening. In summary: rubbish. BBC Weather has more.