Things To Do Today: Tuesday 8 March 2016

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See Bowie's Soho on this walking tour. Image: Stockcar Pete

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Things to do today:

WOW FESTIVAL: Southbank Centre's Women Of The World Festival bursts onto the scene today with a huge selection of both free and paid events. Today choose from Don't Fence Me In, female-led ballroom dancing, and events with Gemma Cairney, Caitlin Moran and Bridget Christie. Various prices (some free), 10am-10pm

WOMEN UNLIMITED: Oxfam and Magnum photos have teamed up for this spectacular selection of photography. Head to Old Truman Brewery to see images by leading female photographers, from dramatic locations where Oxfam's work is making a difference to women in poverty. Free, just turn up, 11am-6pm

DAVID BOWIE TOUR: The Man Who Fell To Earth got his start on Soho's streets, so take a tour with Alison and explore all his past haunts, including where the Ziggy Stardust album cover was snapped, where he played his first London gig and the studio where he recorded some of his best-loved songs. £12, prebook, 3pm

FALKLANDS LECTURE: Gresham College hosts a lecture on the Falklands conflict, which began in 1982. Professor Vernon Bogdanor will discuss the subsequent battle for the islands as part of the Political Crises Since 1945 series of lectures. Free, just turn up, 6pm

JOANNA TROLLOPE: One of the UK's most prolific and popular authors, Joanna Trollope takes the stage at the V&A's Fashion and Fiction evening. Author of 18 novels, including one in the voice of Jane Austen, she'll discuss the fashion and fiction in the life of Austen and how her own approach differs. £10/£7, prebook, 6.30pm

Grab yourself a pint at today's beer tasting. Image: Kangan Arora

BEER TOUR AND TASTING: Southwark Brewery flings open its doors tonight for a behind scenes tour. Taste a range of real ales, get some to take home and ask staff anything you like about the beer brewing process. You can even stay behind and make the most on their on-site bar. £12, prebook, 7pm

FEMINISM, FAME AND INFAMY: This special International Women's Day running tour takes place in Stoke Newington and all proceeds will go towards the Mary On The Green campaign for a Mary Wollstonecraft (often referred to as the founder of modern feminism) monument for Newington Park. £8, prebook, 7pm

BOWIE QUIZ: Think you know everything about Bowie? Challenge the quizmaster at this Chalk Farm We Can Be Heroes quiz. Grab your own Spiders From Mars and take part in this charity quiz for Macmillan cancer support. £10 per team, prebook, 7.30pm

GREEN NOTE GIG: Folk singer Kelly Oliver released her latest album, Bedlam, to great acclaim last weekend. Catch her only London show at The Green Note. She's previously been featured on BBC Radio 2 and was named as one of Sunday Times Essential New Releases. £8, prebook, 8.30pm

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Good cause of the day

Some of Britain's funniest women stand up for International Women's Day at Oxfam Presents... Women Stand Up at Leicester Square Theatre tonight. Luisa Omielan, Tiffany Stevenson, Zoe Lyons, Mae Martin and Lou Sanders celebrate all things female in their comic ride through a Tuesday evening. Men welcome too of course. £20, prebook, 7.30pm, 8 March 2016