London Twestival features The Hours in event for ChildLine

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Twestival, the global Twitter-driven charity event born out of this single event last year in London, stages another global event this week. TechCrunch is supporting Twestval as it’s all about using Twitter for good. Thursday 10th September will see 133 cities from Beijing to Beirut holding Twestivals for their own local causes. The London event will raise money for ChildLine, a service provided by the NSPCC. The 1,000 volunteers involved globally hope to raise $400,000.

London’s Twestival – recently Twitter founder Ev Williams described London as Twitter’s “capital” given it has the most number of users of any single city – will be at Vinopolis and is aiming for for 1,200 attendees. You can get tickets here.

Elizabeth Varley who heads up London Twestival has announced The Hours will be playing on the night, fresh from their tour with U2. They’ll be joined by OneTaste and The Parks Dept. and three DJs. I’m certainly going to support the cause and I encourage you guys to as well.

  • Baxter Tocher

    Other great upcoming Twestivals include the fine EdTwestival, GTwestival and Inverness Twestival (I still reckon the latter should be named Twinvernestival, though!).

    A few tickets are still available for EdTwestival, if you’re around Edinburgh and looking for a great night out on Thursday 10 September. Four fine bands for a mere £7! Raffles! Cakes! Fun! You can buy via the website link, which is somewhere near this sentence.

    Tickets for the very fine Gtwestival are still available too, or you can donate to the awesome Inverness Twestival, and buy e-raffle tickets on their website, too.

    So, if you’re Scottish, go ahead – make someone’s day :)

  • randy

    This page about the NSPCC might interest you …



  • John McKerrell

    It’s interesting that TechCrunch Europe née UK is featuring a single event in London when there’s similar events happening across the continent.

    We in Liverpool are looking forward to a great event raising money for a local charity (Clatterbridge Cancer Research) and we’ll also be having live music from the great 6ix toys. More info is available here:

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  • Jess Fleming

    OneTaste has just announced its line-up including the wonderful Newton Faulkner – for all current info check out:

  • Zubair Ahmed

    Check out Leap Anywhere TV’s London Twestival vid

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