Twittour takes in Plymouth’s cultural heritage

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Stir social networking site Twitter with the social activity of taking tea and add the the group activity of sightseeing tours and you could come up with a Twittour, a social and cultural event inspired by virtual social networking.

The Twittour takes place on Saturday, October and it involves a Devonshire cream tea at Plymouth’s Barbican followed by a cultural tour around the city.

It’s the brain child of Devonshire Tea and Best Tours, who got together on Twitter and then again at the Devon.

Gavin Sheppard, of Devonshire Tea explains on the People’s Republic of South Devon: “We were introduced to Twitter a few months back, and it was a few weeks ago that the idea for a fun walking tour of Plymouth – a ‘Twittour’ “(being a mix of Twitter and Tour) – for local tweeters was discussed among a few people while networking at the first Tweetup of the Devon Social Media Café @DevonCafe in the Bar HaHa Armada Way Plymouth.

The tour will take in the Mayflower Steps, Hoe Promenade, St Andrews Church and Charles Cross – see the route on the Google Map.

View Plymouth TwitTour: 10/10/09 in a larger map

The first “Twittour” takes place on Saturday, October 10, where those attending will meet at the Tudor Rose Tea Rooms, New St, The Barbican Plymouth.

• To take part, you can either meet at the Tudor Rose Tea Rooms, New Street, The Barbican, Plymouth, at 2.45pm for a Devonshire Cream Tea (£4.50 per person).

Or you can meet the ‘Cream Tea Gang’ outside at 3.30pm , when they’ll set off for a guided walk of Plymouth, lasting approx two hours and finishing up at View2 on Vauxhall Quay for a ‘lovely cup of Devonshire Tea’.

To confirm the numbers for the Cream Tea part of the Twittour, Tweet @devonshiretea by tea time on Wednesday, October, 7. .



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