Purley 2.0 – Home of the Croydon #twestival

In case you didn’t know already, March 24th is going to be date of Twestival 2011.

Twestival® (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good by connecting communities offline on a single day to highlight a great cause and have a fun event. Twestival is the largest global grassroots social media fundraising initiative to date. Since 2009, volunteers have raised close to $1.2 million for 137 nonprofits. All local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to projects.

If you want to see the tangible benefits from being part of a Twitter community come to this event.

Think Global, Act Local

Twestival was born out of the idea that if cities were able to collaborate on an international scale, but work from a local level, it could have a spectacular impact.

Check out this video that looks great but doesn’t explain much 😛

We’re hoping to build upon the success out our first Purley tweet-up in early February by holding the Croydon twestival in a venue with live music and a raffle with prizes from local businesses. There might even be a quiz from local hero Mark Cooper if the venue is big enough and everyone in the crowd behaves themselves!

This will be a great chance for Purley and other Croydoners to meet together again and:

  • Raise money for a local charity
  • Make connections with locals
  • Give exposure to local businesses
  • Raise the profile of Croydon
  • And importantly…Have a fun time!

So SAVE THE DATE – more details to follow! 🙂


About jonathanrose

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3 Responses to Purley 2.0 – Home of the Croydon #twestival

  1. Hi Jonny,

    Of course, I’m in! Well done for spreading the word and organising this one.

    I will do what I can to help,


  2. Hi Mr Rose

    Have you thought about how you’re going to sell tickets? Will it be pay on the door, or buy a ticket in advance? Fixed price or donation? Let me know if you need a hand with online ticket sales-I know a good site.



    • jonathanrose says:

      This is exactly the kind of stuff I’ll need help with in due time.

      Twestival have provided me with a Croydon Twestival site which links to a JustGiving page, but I’m in the process of deciding how to raise money (online or offline tickets).

      I’ll get back to you – thanks Neil! 🙂

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