Robin Hood will use the social media channel Twitter for the first time to promote the 2012 Robin Hood Festival.
Ye Olde Tweetes
Robin of Sherwood will publish a series of 'Ye Olde Tweetes' in the
run-up to the festival dedicated to Nottinghamshire’s most famous
outlaw, which takes place from August 13-19 at legendary Sherwood
Experts say that the move is an excellent idea to help the iconic
historic figure keep pace with the modern trend of social media and
further enhance his global reach to new audiences.
Chairman of the World Wide Robin Hood Society, has teamed up with
Nottinghamshire County Council to help promote the event on Twitter. And
academic Dr Rob Lutton, Lecturer in Medieval History, in the Department
of History, at the University of Nottingham, will use his expertise to
advise on the sorts of 'e-messages' Robin could have scribed in medieval
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The County Council, which manages Sherwood Forest National Nature
Reserve, which hosts the annual festival, will begin publishing tweets
from Robin and his merry men to its near 6,000 followers on Monday 30 July. Follow us: @nottscc
and we'll be using the hashtag: #robinhood
Bob White said: “Whatever the trend, whatever the year, Robin Hood
remains an enduring figure. It is fantastic news that he is going to
swap what would have been firing a message tied to an arrow for today’s
Twitter phenomenon and we hope he can build up a fantastic army of
online followers to add to his legions of fans in the run-up to the
Robin Hood Festival.
“We launched our website (www.robinhood.info) around 15 years ago
when the Internet was really gathering momentum and Robin has taken to
that so this is the next natural step for our favourite outlaw.”
Robin Hood Festival
The Robin Hood Festival free event attracts thousands of fans of Robin Hood to enjoy the
intrigue and excitement as medieval life is brought to life deep in the
heart of Sherwood Forest.
Jousting, archery, falconry displays, a medieval rat catcher and
other performers, musicians and entertainers will transport visitors
back to the medieval period when Robin pitted his wits against the
Sheriff of Nottingham and other adversaries to help the poor triumph
over the rich.
The event is free, car parking £5 all day. For more details about
this year’s Robin Hood Festival visit: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/robinhood
Make sure you also follow Robin as he gets ready for the festival at http://www.twitter.com/nottscc