Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Belfast Twestival - Thu 10 September

Belfast Twestival logo

Earlier on this year, local Twitter addicts gathered in Belfast for a Twestival to let their hair down, turn their smart phones off, and raise some money for charity. Back in February, they were supporting Charity: Water.

On Thursday evening - 10 September - they'll be meeting up at 7pm in the Bunatee Bar in QUB Students' Union. There'll be craic, a pub quiz, prizes and DJs. The organisers explain:

"Twestival is an event organised *by* twitterers *for* twitterers. We've an excellent team of volunteers together for this year's event, all currently scrambling to organise the events entertainment & raise money for Camphill."

So this time the chosen charity is Camphill Communities who are ...

"... home to over 130 very special children and adults. We provide care, support, education and work opportunities for children and adults with learning disabilities. The aim of Camphill Communities is to make sure that community members are given every possible chance to lead fulfilled and dignified lives. This is achieved through home life, meaningful work opportunities and a broad range of social and cultural experiences."

So if you're not averse to a bit of tweeting, and want to put some faces to names for a good cause, sign up and head down to QUBSU.


Sharon said...

Are you going Alan?
I'd say it'd be good, but I am not fond at all of the Camphill school which is like (as an autistic friend with experience of such institutions put it) "a sugar coated prison."

Alan in Belfast said...

I won't be there - saving myself for the weekend!