Location : Cable Club

  • London, Bermondsey, Bermondsey St
  • 25-03-2010 to 30-11--0001
  • £10
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Fans and followers of the social media website Twitter gather to take part in one-off London charity event

On 25th March 2010 – London will be joining hundreds of cities around the world to come together, offline, to rally around global charity Concern Worldwide. Local events will take place across the globe to raise money, have fun and create awareness.

All local Twestivals are organised 100% by volunteers and 100% of ticket sales and donations go direct to the charity’s projects. The theme of this year’s Twestival Global is education, and Concern was chosen by the Global and Local Twestival teams for the work it does addressing the needs of the world’s 72 million poor and marginalised children who don’t have the opportunity to go to school.

The London event - supported by iomart Hosting and Sonos Wireless Music Systems - will be taking place at the Cable Club in London Bridge. Tickets cost £10 and are available now from Follow @LDNtwestival to be kept up to with what fun awaits the London attendees including a Tweet-a-smoothie bar and a tweetable music playlist!

Elizabeth Varley, head of Twestival London and one of the original Twestival organisers said “We’re getting ready for a fantastic event on Thursday 25th March 2010 supporting the education projects of Concern Worldwide. London will be joining hundreds of cities around the world in raising money and awareness for the work Concern does in some of the poorest communities in the world, including right now in Haiti”.

“Twestival is an inspiring event and a real, positive social media success story” says Mark Borkowski, Agency Head of Borkowski PR and keen Twitterer. “Social media has become such a vital part how we interact and communicate with one another; it’s great to see the Twestival volunteers using this global platform for such a great cause. Social media’s ability to captivate audience on a global level within seconds shows how powerful it can be.”

“All of us at Concern Worldwide are very excited to be involved with the 4th annual Twestival and would like to thank everyone involved across the world for helping to raise vital funds and awareness for our education programmes. Twestival is such a fantastic example of the difference that can be made when individuals join together to volunteer and take action.” Karen Gallagher, Head of Concern NI.

The brainchild of a group of Londoners in a pub, Twestival has become a global success story since its creation in 2008, with the festival turning into an international fundraising event.