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.