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Brightwest: The Brighton Twestival

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NixonMcInnes is proud to be sponsoring Brightwest; the Brighton variation of Twestival.

On 12 February 2009 more than 175 cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals; bringing together Twitter communities for an evening of tweeting, meeting, raising awareness and money for global causes.  This year’s chosen charity is ‘charity: water’.

The Brighton event will be held at the Black Lion pub on Black Lion Street where the Brighton Twitterati will gather to meet, greet, drink, dance and be merry, play games and of course twitter until our hearts are content; festivities and fundraising begin at 19.30.

The idea of Twestivals was first devised in 2008 by a group of London Twitterers who got together and decided to organise an event for and by the local Twitter community.  The event would allow them to meet up in the real world, have a few drinks and share some entertainment.  Whilst they were at it, they cleverly decided to put their Twitter addictions to good use and do something worthwhile and used the event to fundraise for a local homeless charity.

Most of the event was organised by volunteers via Twitter and in a short, lightening space of time; under two weeks.  Easy huh?

News spread and similar events started popping up, worldwide!  Stories of local Twitter communities coming together, taking action and raising awareness for local and international charities were being reported.  Twestival was born.

What’s the big idea?  If cites can use their local events as a platform to support a wider united cause then together a greater impact can be achieved; demonstration of the power of the social web in action. Lovely – social media goodness.

How do I get involved?  You can take part by:

•    Attending one of the events detailed on the city sites listed on the Twestival home page
•    Uploading or buying music at Twestival.fm
•    Taking part in the t-shirt design competition
•    Donating to charity: water

Follow the Brightwest Twitter stream and get your tickets now.

Follow the NixonMcInnes Twitter stream.

We look forward to seeing you on the 12th.

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