If you’re a keen Tweeter then you’ll probably already know about Brum Twestival but if you don’t know your Twitter from your FaceSpace then it’s time to find out. It will have been hard to escape the phenomenon of the 140 character social networking site with its celebrity users. Even if you aren’t an avid fan its power to unite people and rapidly spread news can’t be denied.
In hundreds of cities, towns, schools and universities across the world the Twitter community will use the date of 25 March to meet up and raise money for charity Concern Worldwide as part of the global movement.
In keeping with 2010’s theme of education, Concern Worldwide will be using the money raised to pay for children in developing countries to go to school.
The Birmingham event is sponsored by airline BMI Baby and will bring together the regions online community for a night of networking and fun including DJs, magic, raffles and interactive video website WeVee.
Tickets for the event will go on sale on Monday 1 March from birmingham.twestival.com and are £5 from the website or £7 on the door. 100% of the ticket price will go to Concern Worldwide.
Organised entirely by volunteers who met through Twitter, Brum Twestival hopes to attract hundreds of people who connect online on a daily basis and beat their fundraising effort in 2009 of £1800 for the YMCA.
Follow Brum Twestival on Twitter @brumtwestival.
Poppy Red, Arcadian, Hurst Street, Birmingham