Words. Sigh. Such beautiful things. Can make you laugh, can you make you cry.  Dangerous too. Say the wrong ones in some countries around the world and they’ll chuck you in jail and throw away the key. They’re powerful, precious and never can it be said that we don’t have a rich cornucopia of the English language running through our veins be it in song, theatre, comedy, film and literary tomes. And where better this month to get your fix then at a luscious alternative arts festival in our fair capital? Yes, delight in watching Phil Jupitus and Tim Wells at the Bethnal Green Arts Club on March 9th.  Prefer the sound of Shakespeare? Well apparently he’s in Shoreditch on March 11th. Like to have words with your music?  Then Bardens Boudoir is hosting a great gig on March 8th featuring Bishi with Lupen Crook and ex-Hush The Many’s Nima in his Sliding Rule guise in support. Lastly, not to be missed is the chance to observe or participate in a Q+A with director David Kleijwegt on March 17th  at Café Oto in Dalston, along with the premiere of his documentary Low: You May Need a Murderer. If you haven’t listened to Low, then shame on you. They’re sublimely beautiful. Go to Spotify at once and redeem yourself. Listen to Monkey, it’s great.  Also on the same night you get to watch his other film ‘The Eternal Children,’ which looks like it’s about a bunch of hippies. Just kidding, it explores the world of alternative music and features Antony and The Johnsons, Coco Rosie and Devendra Banhart. It’s a fantastic double bill, and if you love experimental, alternative lo-fi tinged beautiful music, you’d be an ass to miss it. See all the listings here: www.myspace.com/londonwordfestival www.londonwordfestival.com For tickets visit: www.wegottickets.com/londonwordfestival