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Robin Hood Day celebrations fire an arrow around the world


"Together we're going to fire an arrow around the world!"

International Robin Hood Day this year takes place on Saturday 17th October and to mark the event the City of Nottingham wants people around the world to play a game via Twitter, aiming to shoot Robin Hood's arrow right around the globe through the power of tweets!

The game has been created by developers at Hit Point Games and will be launched at 12 noon on Saturday 17th October by a party of legendary characters including Robin Hood, the Pied Piper of Hamlein, William Tell and the Sheriff of Nottingham at the National Videogame Arcade in Hockley, Nottingham.

Every 5 minutes a virtual arrow will be launched on and attempt to circumnavigate the world. Each arrow is "powered" by tweets – so the more tweets that are sent using hashtag #RobinHood Day during the day, the further the arrow will travel and you can watch each arrow's progress on the website.

Here's how to join in! It's really easy!

  1. Send your tweets on Saturday 17th October by using the hashtag #RobinHood Day and pledging to do something in the spirit of Robin Hood – meaning anything on the themes of tackling poverty, redistribution of wealth, altruism, and expert archery etc. Wearing green tights would also be good but avoid ambush, kidnap and theft – so no crimes please!!
  2. Your name will then be added to the list of Robin Hood's merry men!
  3. Watch the progress of the arrow on

The City of Nottingham hopes that the game will involve people all around the world in celebrating the legend that is Robin Hood.