Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Natwivity: Tweeting the Christmas Story

natwivity Here’s a great way to follow the Christmas Story via Twitter.

Natwivity writes: We all have fond memories of taking part in the school nativity play. Now here’s your chance to revisit the 2,000 year story – this time online.

From December 1st you can follow a day-by-day account of a nativity play on social media sites Twitter and Facebook. Known as the Natwivity, the online play aims to use the social media platforms to retell the 2,000 year-old story of the birth of Jesus.

Each day throughout Advent (1st December to Christmas Day), different members of the cast will tweet a140-character update. They include Joseph, Mary, the shepherds, the three wise men and King Herod.

By reading these daily tweets, followers can learn more about each character’s thoughts and feelings, from Mary’s angst as she rides on a donkey over the hills of Bethlehem right through to the night the shepherd’s saw their familiar hills illuminated by an angelic host.

The Natwivity has been made possible through collaboration between Share Creative, a creative design company, and the Evangelical Alliance. Huw Tyler, of Share Creative, says: “We want to tell the Christmas story, an amazingly exciting story in a way that is not only accessible, but is fun and relevant to today’s internet generation.”

Followers can read daily accounts by logging onto Twitter and clicking ‘follow’ or visiting the page on Facebook.

The play is suitable for everyone and begins on 1st December running up until Christmas Day.

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