Enjoyable Reading Twestival

twestivalglass Yesterday was the day of Twestival, the global event designed to raise awareness of and financially support the charitable work of charity:water.

Local twestivals took place in around 200 cities worldwide. I took part, too, at my local twestival: Reading Twestival, held in the La Tasca restaurant in the town centre.

No visual records of the Reading event so far that I’ve been able to find. I’m sure those who took photos will upload them so keep an eye on the Flickr tags twestival and RDGTwestival.

I did some Qik video (which didn’t work out at all) and a bit of seesmic (which did).

You can see some of the action from worldwide twestivals in these photos at Flickr and these videos at Live Earth.

It was a highly enjoyable evening, about 40 people in all, I reckon. Terrific to see old friends Mireia Fontbernat, Steve Lamb, Sarah Blow and Benjamin Ellis, and meet some new ones like Kevin Taylor. And terrific to contribute even a little towards a practical social cause.

Thanks to Reading Twestival organizer Simon May for making it all happen.

Finally, check out Benjamin and Twestival architect Amanda Rose in this BBC London interview yesterday. Well done!

[Photo credit Benjamin Ellis / Flickr]

Neville Hobson

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