Things To Do Today: Thursday 17 March 2016

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See some familiar faces at the Cartoon Museum today. Image: William Murphy

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Things to do today:  

CATCH A CARTOON: A year after his death, the Cartoon Museum celebrates the life and art of gag cartoonist and Private Eye regular, Martin Honeysett. The museum also houses work by some of British comics' best-loved artists, including David Law (Dennis the Menace) and Leo Baxendale (Bash Street Kids). £7/£5, Free for Art Fund members, just turn up, 10.30am-5.30pm

IRISH TEA DANCE: Fling on your ghillies for today's tea dance at the London Irish Centre. Get the St Patrick's party started early with a two-course meal (featuring Irish favourite, bacon and cabbage), followed by music from Mustang and plenty of dancing. £10, prebook, 1.30pm

ISLE OF DOGS WALK: Explore the Docklands on this walk with the Museum Of London. Discover how Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Millwall FC and the second world war left their mark on the Isle of Dogs. £12.50/£10, prebook, 2pm

SPEAK FREELY: Join today's debate on freedom of speech at the Free Word Centre. Chaired by David Souter (LSE), the dicussion will address issues such as what limits there should be to the right of information, with Maurice Frankel (Campaign for Freedom of Information) and Steve Wood (Information Comissioners Office). Free, prebook, 6pm

Pop into Gilda Williams's book launch for ON&BY Andy Warhol. Image: Steve Rhodes

WOMEN IN FIRST WORLD WAR: Head to The National Archives for Ruth Siller's reading of her poetry anthology, War Girls. She'll also read from a selection of the archive's records detailing women's experiences throughout the first world war. Free, prebook, 7pm

SALSA ON THE RIVER: Jump aboard The Battersea Barge for this monthly Flamenco night. Tonight, start the evening with a beginner's class, with guest teacher Maria Vega. Then use your new moves to tear up the dance floor to the music of rumba flamenca. £8, prebook, 7pm

TALK ANDY WARHOL: Gilda Williams, author of How To Write About Contemporary Art will discuss her new book, ON&BY Andy Warhol, at Whitechapel Gallery. Edited and introduced by Gilda, this compilation of work by and about Warhol brings together writings by some of contemporary culture's most significant artists. £9.50/£7.50, prebook, 7pm

CLAIRE BLOOM IN CONVERSATION: One of the UK's best-loved actresses, Claire Bloom's career spans 65 years. From Shakespeare's heroines to co-stars that include Sir Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton and Vivien Leigh, tonight she'll discuss her incredible life, at JW3. £16, prebook, 7.30pm

ST PATRICK'S DAY FEAST: If you like your Paddy's Day more haute cusine than craic, get yourself to Claudia's Irish Feast. Enjoy four courses (including celeriac soup, Guinness stew and Irish Cream cheesecake), plus some traditional music, all in her welcoming apartment. £35, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Irish comedy today, obviously. Get yourself to Bar Rhumba and enjoy the craic with Eleanor Tiernan (RTE's Irish Pictorial Weekly), Dubliner-turned-Londoner Rory O'Hanlon and other comics from across the Irish Sea. £17.75, prebook, 8pm

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Good cause of the day

Cosy King's Cross book shop, Housmans invite you to an old school Fundraising Quiz Night this Friday. Supporting those who help refugees, this is a night of questions, Twiglets and a raffle. There's even talk of a musical interlude. £10/£5, prebook, 7pm