Brighton Twestival 2011
Thursday, 24 March 2011
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The outcome
30 March 2011

Brightwest 2011 at the Smugglers Loft, Ship Street, Brighton, March 24


170 people from Brighton and surrounding areas, most dressed in striped jerseys, eye-patches, corsetry and other pirate regalia, descended with much swashing of buckles on the Smugglers Loft in Ship Street last Thursday night to shiver their timbers, glug the grog and raise mountains of doubloons on behalf of Whitehawk based The Crew Club. What brought them all together was social networking site Twitter, for the Brighton event, known as Brightwest, was part of the global fund-raising day Twestival. This was the fourth Brightwest held in the last three years.

Door tickets, fancy dress and games - including a live, human Pop-up Pirate and a Dead Man’s Chest twombola – raised just under £3,600 for The Crew Club. Some donations are still trickling in and the final total will be presented to The Crew Club at a formal handover ceremony in the next couple of weeks.

But more than this, Brighton businesses and media professionals have also so far pledged approximately £10,000 worth of business support, training and mentoring for the Crew Club and its members, with more to come, making this by far the most generous Brightwest yet and one of the most successful Twestival events across the globe.

Photos can be seen at

Brightwest Flickr

Partypappers Flickr


Buccaneers and booty
18 March 2011

ARGGGHHH me hearties, this year’s Brighton Twestival is gearing up to be the most swash buckling evening you’ve ever had! We just thought you’d like to know what plunder we’ve stashed away in our treasure chest and which generous sponsor been donatin’ it!

Don't forget, tickets are still on sale.


iCrossing - @icrossing_uk

Fresh Egg - @freshegg

Brandwatch - @brandwatch

Pure360 - @pure360

Content and Motion - @contentmotion

No Pork Pies – @noporkpies

The Student Room - @studentroom

David Harris


Big thanks to the lovely people who donated some fantastic prizes:

A suit that fits - £50 voucher
- Social Network, Easy A, Expendables, Salt, Mad Men DVDs
Argento - Case of Malbec
Bagel Man - Platter of Bagels
Brighton Hove Photography - £50 voucher for a photo shoot
Brighton Fringe Festival - Two memberships for festival fringe
Brighton Rocks - Sunday Roast for two and a bottle of wine
Cakey Johnson - Plate of cupcakes/ cake/ cookies
Duke of Yorks - Double Memberships
Eastbourne Theatres - 2 x theatre tickets
Evans Cycles - £50 voucher 
Fitness First - Week of free membership
Hackett Clothing - two luxury ties
Harveys of Lewes - Voucher for 36 pints! (worth £73)
Komedia - Tickets to Krater comedy
Libby Freshwater - Two custom pieces of art
Lomokev - Framed photo montage
Lovebox - Lunch
Lucky Voice - Vouchers/party pack
Luke Hay - Ticket to a game at Brighton & Hove Albion's new stadium at Falmer
Matt Whyman - Signed copy of Oink! My Life with Minipigs
Mighty Store - Free 'simple web hosting' for life
Press Dispensary - Sailor Jerry Rum
Press Dispensary - PR Masterclass training (worth £275-£325)
Pub Du Vin - £50 Lunch
@ridlydidly - customised hand knitted jumper
Rock Cakes Jewellery - A Silver Bird Pendant (worth £50)
Sams of Brighton - Open Kitchen voucher (£100)
Shakeaway - mystery prize
The Sussex Wine Company - Four bottles of local wine
TomTom - TomTom Go Live 950 device (worth £200)

Donations in kind to the Crew Club
11 March 2011

This year's Brightwest is set apart from previous years in that we're not just raising money. The Crew Club also needs practical help in all sorts of areas, assisting both teh club and the young people it supports. We believe that the supporters of Brightwest can make a profound difference by being generous not only with cash but with time, resources and professional skills.

Here's the Crew Club's support wish-list

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