Twitter Walkabout, 23rd May 2015, Torridon Road Library

Explore your area, meet locals and use Twitter to connect the dots and have your say

Here’s how they did it in Crofton and Honor Oak Park…

The Corbett Estate Neighbourhood Forum is all about preserving the old and embracing (the best of) the new. So we’re pretty excited about our next event, dreamed up for us by local digital innovators Stickyworld.

Twitter Walkabout is a brilliant way to map, photograph and comment on aspects of your local area.  After the event, participants’ tweets are preserved on a digital map they can view, share and comment on.

Here’s how it works:

1. Install Twitter on your phone (if you haven’t already got it) & enable location services

2. Meet up with your friends and neighbours

3. Pick a theme (open space, independent shops, historic buildings)

4. Use Twitter and the handle @corbettsociety to photograph and comment on what you’ve found

5. Reconvene back at HQ and view your pictures and comments captured live on a digital map

If that sounds complicated, don’t panic. You’ll get all the help and guidance you need from our event leaders (for full details of the day’s schedule, see below).

And if you’re already a social media and digital whizz, all the better. We’re looking for digital champions to help us spread the word about how the Corbett Estate’s Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood Plan can put power in the hands of residents and make a real difference to Hither Green and Catford South.

(Sound like you? Tweet us @corbettsociety, or come to our Walkabout, meet the team and have a chat.)

Our Twitter walkabout is a completely FREE event, but places are limited, so please reserve your ticket at our Eventbrite page here.

Twitter Walkabout schedule, 23rd May, Torridon Road Library, SE6

Meet up 10.30am:
Complimentary tea and biscuits
Get trained on Twitter
Divide into groups and decide on themes and routes

Walkabout 11am to 12pm:
Head out with your group to photograph and comment on your route and theme

Debriefing 12pm to 12.30pm
See your tweets mapped on the Twitter Walkabout Stickyworld map
Share what you’ve discovered
Learn how you can take part in the conversation on Stickyworld via your phone or laptop

Lunch 12.45pm:
Head to The Station Hotel, Hither Green, for a well-deserved drink and sit down.