Showing posts with label London City. Show all posts
Showing posts with label London City. Show all posts

Monday, April 23, 2018

Happy Saint George's Day



Happy Saint George's Day, the Patron Saint of England.

Today marks the day that a fire breathing dragon was slain.  <insert mother in law jokes here>

In old England, brave George is remembered for summoning tremendous strength, courage and determination. He killed the dragon that has been attacking the villagers, destroying their crops and turning their homes into ashes.



St. George was actually an outspoken Roman soldier serving a Pagan Emperor. He protested the treatment and torture of Christians by his fellow Romans. 

He paid for his beliefs when he made a plea to the Emperor Diocletian to spare the lives if Christians. The Emperor decided that if George cared so much for these lowly citizens, then he must also be a devout Christian himself.  He was tortured to force him to deny his faith and when this did not yield the desired response, he was beheaded, at the age of 33.


The slaying of the dragon is symbolic of the courage George showed against the Emperor.  It is however a little ironic that George did not win his battle, nor did he ever set foot in England.  He was born in Turkey and died in Palestine.

Saint George's day was adopted in 1222, when he replaced Saint Edmund the Martyr (King of East Anglia) as England's Patron Saint.

You can visit George and The Dragon here in London City: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/60/236/23

Friday, April 20, 2018

Blondie on Saturday



Forty years ago, waitress Debbie Harry, who had been performing part-time in a folk band, formed Blondie with her friend Chris Stein.

In 1976 they released their first album Blondie and from then on became a huge success in Australia, England and America.

Although the bulk of their hits were in a relatively short timespan from 1978 to 1981, their most successful release, Maria was not until the band reformed, many years later in 1999.

Now regularly touring again, you can enjoy the hits once more at The Blondie Tribute Concert, this Saturday in London City.  The party begins at  12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Concert Area: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/123/110/23

Friday, April 13, 2018

Kate Bush - Saturday



Out of the blue, at the age of 19, Kate Bush topped the UK singles chart with her debut single Wuthering Heights and was the first British woman to have a UK number one with a song she had penned herself.

She has had a further 25 top 40 hits with songs, The Man with the Child in his Eyes, Babooshka, Running Up that Hill, Wow, Don't Give Up, King of The Mountain and many more.

She had not performed on stage in nearly twenty years, but in 2015 did a brief tour for die-hard fans where tickets are changing hands in excess of £400.

Enjoy the music of Kate Bush this weekend in London City as we pay tribute to one of Britain's icons of the 70s and 80s.

The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the Concert an hour later at 1pm SL.

Location http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/122/112/23

Friday, April 06, 2018

Beyonce on Saturday



Beyoncé is an American singer and songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny's Child.

Following the disbandment of the group in 2005, she released her first solo album B'Day to critical acclaim and followed it up with a number of hits taken from the album.

Throughout her 18 year career she has sold over 75 million albums as a solo artist and another 60 million as part of Destiny's Child.

Enjoy the hits of BeyoncĂ© in our tribute concert this Saturday from 1pm SL, here in London City  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/95/104/23

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Hidden Gems



Thanks to the longevity of London City, as it has evolved, it has become feature rich in content. There are many hidden pockets of fun, for the keen explorer to discover as they look around.

In this busy estate of 3,000+ unique visitors each and every day, you will still be surprised at just how many places exist where you can still get a bit quiet time to reflect.

Here are just some of the places you might have overlooked..


The Roof Garden http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/111/62/60


The Pool House http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/194/9/55


The Hot Tub http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/211/4/62


Lyon's Tea Room http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/152/140/24


There is so much more to explore in London City.   So next time you logon, maybe after you have said hello to your friends in the Hub, explore some of the other facilities on offer.



Saturday, March 31, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Easter Begins!



Jesus and Jan
Stop by the Grog shop on your way home tonight, the very long weekend is finally here!
Four days of eating, drinking, dancing and  rain is ahead of us.

No Easter is complete without getting completely blasted, so don't miss out on these stunning beer deals especially designed to make your liver turn to the size of a walnut before Tuesday.

As part of our public service, we have trawled the supermarket sites to ensure you get the best deals as sobriety is somewhat indecent at this time of year.



Tip up, cos from 11am SL Time today (7pm UK) the weekend starts here in London City and runs until Tuesday!

And don't forget, the exploding easter egg hunt, a certain distasteful annual race and the jewel in the crown this weekend... The Jebus Revival on Saturday at 12pm SL time.


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Keep Dancing



Last night was the conclusion to our Irish and Folk/Rock events as The Boss took to the stage to wow the crowd.

Next week, its the long bank holiday, so join us for 4 days of Weekend, beginning Thursday evening.

Don't forget, today from 12pm PDT (8pm UK) Coffee and Bailey will be going through their old cassette tapes in Substation, and Katty will be holding the Cash for Questions Quiz on the Beach from 2pm PDT.



Friday, March 09, 2018

Joe Dolan on Saturday



Continuing the Irish Festival for St Patrick's, top entertainer Joe Dolan in Concert on Saturday.

Joe Dolan was an Irish entertainer and recording artist.

He is known mainly for his flamboyant shows which include many well know standards and for his high pitched singing voice, without using falsetto, which is reminiscent of Greek singer Demis Roussos.

Whilst Joe never achieved notable chart success in America, he regularly toured the States and played a residency in Vegas.  In Ireland he is the only Irish singer to have charted in the top ten in each decade from the 1960s onwards.

Joe Dolan died in 2007, but his talents live on and whilst you may not be familiar with the singer you will certainly know the songs and enjoy Joe's rendition.

On Saturday we invite you to enjoy this remarkable entertainer at Party in The Park.

Party starts at 1pm SL (8pm  UK) and the show is an hour later at 2pm SL.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/96/104/23

Friday, March 02, 2018

Kenny Rogers on Saturday



A brand new show for Saturday.  For the first time in London City, the legendary Kenny Rogers in concert!

Kenny Rogers, born 1938, after appearing in many bands, launched his solo career in 1976.
He first became famous in 1977 with the single Lucille and on the strength of that, his first album imaginatively entitled Kenny Rogers became a number 1 selling album in the States.

More hits soon followed with, Ruby, Coward of The County, Lady, The Gambler and then he hit stratospheric fame with Dolly Parton in 1983 with the platinum selling Islands In The Stream, which was recently voted the most popular country hit single of all time.

In November 2017, Kenny, now suffering from severe mobility issues due to unsuccessful hip replacement surgery which has seen him largely confined to a wheelchair in recent years, decided to hang up his hat and retire from Showbiz.

We invite you to enjoy an evening with Kenny Rogers as he plays London City on Saturday.
The party starts at 12pm SL time (8pm UK), with the Concert an hour later at 1pm SL time.

Concert area: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/101/107/23

Friday, February 23, 2018

Cat Stevens on Saturday




Widely known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, Yusaf Islam is a British Singer Songwriter born in 1948.

In 1972 one of his first albums Vatch Bull at Four, spent fifteen weeks at number 1.

Cat Stevens has always delivered by song, a message of peace.  His most famous songs include Matthew and Son, The First Cut is the Deepest, Moonshadow, Peace Train, Father and Son, Wild World and Morning has Broken.

In 2006 after a 28 year break he returned to pop music and still continues to tour today.

Enjoy the music of Cat Stevens this Saturday.   Beach Party at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL.

Visit London City http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/82/105/23

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Abranimation - Motion Capture and Bento dances




Real Life Motion Capture Company Awesome Dog Limited  the creators of the Second Life leading animation brand Abranimations,  original Mocap dances and animation overrides, has a Mainstore in London City.

Abranimations has been a partner of  London City for five years, but the brand has been in-world for thirteen years and uses the very latest capture techniques, for their  bento dances; where multiple cameras track the movements of real life dancers and performers and  digitally encode them into virtual world animations.

If you check your inventory for Abranimations, the chances are you will find items ranging from toys, games, accessories, avatars, gadgets, dances and AO's from your travels around the grid, made by this famous company.  You can now add to your collection of the best animations by visiting them in London City.

CEO Abramelin Wolfe explained that, "Originally we lived near London and it is a very special place for both Wildcat and myself and seeing and feeling the buzz in London City, we knew we wanted to be here and that it felt right for our business.  I especially like the little touches that bring it all to life."

Talking about the latest innovations from their company he explained, "We have recently set up a brand new studio and we are working really hard with new fluid and exceptionally realistic animations, including bento finger animations, which can already be seen in our in-world stores".



Abramelin has also made a fantastic free accessory for London City visitors, a union jack style Mesh Avatar to go with some dances and mime animations.  "We made a special Brit one to give away free here".





Abranimations is located here http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/31/129/24   All animations have a test pad in the shop which you can sit on to dance and try before you buy.  What's more - in this massive stores there are many other products on offer, including club games, stunt bikes, guns, a butt animator and an hilarious fish slapper!

Abranimations has also featured on the Drax files where Abramelin explains some of the company history and demonstrates the extraordinary lengths they go to in their studio to ensure the perfect detailed dances that we all enjoy in Second Life.




Abranimation is a registered trademark of Awesome Dog Limited

Friday, February 09, 2018

Matt Monro's Love-In for Valentines



On Saturday, join us for a special show to celebrate Valetines Day.

Matt Monro, sometimes known as the Singing Bus Driver, was a British male vocalist whose career spanned the late 1950s 60s and 70s.

In the 1960s Matt Monro hit international fame and left for America, spending the next 20 years performing concerts and in Las Vegas, before returning to the UK shortly before his death in 1985 at just 54.

The man with the warm and beautiful voice brought enormous pleasure to millions and had many celebrity fans including Frank Sinatra who said of Monro after his death: “If I had to choose three of the finest male vocalists in the singing business, Matt would be one of them. His pitch was right on the nose; his word enunciations letter perfect; his understanding of a song thorough.”

He sang the opening movie scores to The Italian Job (On Days Like These)From Russia With Love and Born Free and is best known for songs, Portrait of My Love, If I Never Sing Another Song, We're Gonna Change The World, The Impossible Dream and Walk Away (later recorded by Elvis).

Join us for a romantic evening, with Matt Monro appearing for the first time ever in London City.

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK), and the Show begins an hour later at 1pm SL

Concert Area TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/98/107/24



Friday, February 02, 2018

Everly Brothers on Saturday



Appearing  this Saturday: The Everly Brothers.

Don and Phil Everly first became famous back in 1957 with Bye Bye Love and quickly established themselves as Rock n Rollers for the rest of that decade. Wake Up Little Susie, Cathy's Clown and Walk Right Back followed successively before they moved into the rock-a-ballad style they later became synonymous with.

In the mid 1960's they chart topped with, Crying In The Rain, Devoted To You, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Love Is Strange, Ebony Eyes, When Will I Be Loved and other softer rock songs.

By the start of the 1970's both brothers had become addicted to amphetamines which lead to a nervous breakdown for Don and the duo stopped recording. By the time both were recovered, disagreements had turned into a feud and the brothers did not perform, nor communicate with each other for a decade and pursued fruitless solo careers.

Thirteen years after the split, they performed some tense reunion concerts together beginning in the UK in 1983 where they had agreed that they would only talk to each other whilst on stage, but only if it was necessary.  Encouraged by the media hype of the reunion, in 1984 they recorded, On The Wings Of A Nightingale which was to be their final song to enter the charts.

By the 1990's the brothers had made peace with each other, but their stop-start careers had eroded their following and they continued to perform one-off reunion concerts every few years until their last appearance in 2004 as featured artists for the Simon & Garfunkel tour Old Friends, Live On Stage.

Phil Everly died in 2014, but the Everly Brothers legacy will live on.
We invite you to experience their heyday and bask in the incredible love songs penned by these talented and troubled souls.

Party in the Park is at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the stage show an hour later.
Location:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/106/111/24

Friday, January 26, 2018

Diana Ross on Saturday







Diana Ross, born 1944 is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress.  She rose to fame as the lead vocal in the group, The Supremes.

She departed The Supremes in 1970 and embarked on a Solo career and is still recording to this day.

She is best known for songs, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Upside Down, Endless Love, Touch Me in The Morning, I'm Coming Out, Chain Reaction, When You Tell Me That You Love Me and many more.

Come and enjoy Diana Ross on Saturday at Party in The Park. The party starts at 12pm SLT (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SLT.

Location http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/92/104/23


Friday, January 19, 2018

The Carpenters in Concert on Saturday



The Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo. They were the worlds biggest selling group of the 1970's. 

Although only mainly active for that single decade, by the time of Karen's death in 1983 aged just 32, ten of their singles become million-sellers and by the millenium over 100 million albums had been sold.

"Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft", is  the recognised anthem of World Contact Day which happens in March each year, where the song is constantly broadcast by satellites into outer space.

Join us for The Carpenters in Concert.  Party in the Park starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and features songs from the era and The Carpenters in Concert begins an hour later at 1pm SL.

TP Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/122/112/23

Monday, January 15, 2018

Down at the old Bull and Bush



Here's to another great weekend in London City.  Lovely to see so many people enjoying the events.

On Monday at 11am SL time (7pm UK) we invite you to our newly decorated public house in Compton's aka The Bull and Bush.   Billy the builder is working feverishly on this project and hopes to have it ready in the nick on time!








Friday, January 05, 2018

Cher on Saturday



American Singer and Actress, Cher returns to London City this weekend as the first performer of 2018.

After divorcing Sonny in the 1970s, Cher went solo and never looked back. Clocking up dozens of hits including, Turn Back Time, Walking in Memphis, Shoop Shoop, Believe, Strong Enough, Gypsies Tramps and Thieves, Just like Jessie James, Womans World, etc..

And you can enjoy the very best of her this Saturday in London City at 12pm SL (8pm UK).

Pull up a Cher and enjoy the event!

Monday, January 01, 2018

New Years Day - Beach Party!



Happy New Year!

As is tradition in London City, the first of January is always a beautiful spring day.  So get your swimming costumes on and head to the beach area in the centre of the region for 2 hours of Summer Song and Surf!

Starts 3am PDT (11am UK) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/74/108/23

Friday, December 22, 2017

Get on with your work!




So this is Christmas. Well it is for the nine to fiver's, as Friday is the last working day before Christmas. 

To help speed your day along, please follow the traditional Christmas timetable:

09.30 Starting time
09.55 Arrive for work
10.00 Have a coffee break
10.30 Coffee break time
11.00 Get ready for lunch
11.30 Go to lunch
12.30 Lunch time
13.30 Afternoon shift begins
14.00 Arrive back from lunch
14.30 Go home
15.00 Going home time

See you all in London City later for a tipple, a natter and then a boogie at Madame Lala's.

Enjoy your day!