Manchester Twestival is back

This year sees the return of the twestival, a globally organised night that uses social media to raise money for worldwide causes. This year’s twestival is raising money for Concern Worldwide.  The full press release is below, special thanks to Katie Moffat for this (you can follow Katie on twitter @katiemoffat).

Manchester Twitterati gear up for the second global twestival!

TWITTER users all over Manchester are preparing to take part in the second ever ‘Global Twestival’, an international event that uses social media to raise money for worldwide causes.

On Thursday 25 March, the Manchester Twestival will see local Twitterati and the digital, creative and business communities joining millions of others all over the world in taking part in simultaneous Twestivals in hundreds of international cities.

The Manchester Twestival is a unique opportunity for local Twitter users, who normally communicate through the site, to meet face-to-face and build on the relationships they have made online (or “tweetup”), while raising money for international charity Concern Worldwide.

Entertainment at the event will include music, a charity auction, and many other Twitter-based activities all sponsored by low cost airline BMI Baby, North West based digital agency KMP Digitata and Manchester airport.

Proceeds from this year’s event will go to Concern Worldwide, a global charity dedicated to meeting the needs of people living in extreme poverty and the ultimate elimination of poverty.

Last year, Manchester was one of the most successful of the 202 international cities taking part in the event, selling out in under five hours and raising over £4000 for Charity Water, to pay for wells in Uganda, Ethiopia and India – and with the population of Twitter users growing every day, this year’s Manchester Twestival is set to be even more of a success.

Katie Moffat, organiser of the Manchester Twestival, says: “Following the success of last year’s Manchester Twestival, we’re planning to make the event even more engaging and interactive, showcasing the city as the creative digital hub that it is.

“The Manchester Twestival is a fantastic opportunity to be part of an international event which also provides a unique business platform to network and meet up with like-minded social media users and local Twitterati.”

For the latest information, updates and to bag yourself a ticket, follow @MancTwester.

Nearly forgot to add that this years event will be held at Hulabar in the Norther Quarter

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