Sunday, August 28, 2016

London Carnival - Video Review



It is Carnival in RL London and also in London City.

Here is video from the weekend concerts.  Join us today at 11am SL Time (7pm UK) for more celebrations.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Bank Holiday Carnival Weekend



Here it is.. The Summer Bank Holiday Weekend and the London Carnival.

It is time to party and getting us into the mood on Saturday, the one and only BOB MARLEY.

So get you carnival outfits on for a great time in London City, starting today (Friday) at 11am SL Time (7pm UK) in Bar Soho, then on to Madame Lala's.

Carnival events run all weekend in London City with the Bob Marley show on Saturday at 12pm SL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/130/113/24

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Lab explains Tuesday Service Interruption



On Tuesday, Second Life suffered an outage lasting approximately four hours.

At first, this outage appeared to behave differently to previous problems, as users logging in were told to check that their name or password was entered correctly, leading many to think that their password had been changed without their knowledge.

About 15 minutes later we all received assurance that it was a problem the lab was aware of and was actively seeking to resolve.









The troubles were due to the master node of the central database crashing. Attempts to bring logons back were hampered by it being a very busy time of day and the volume of residents logging in caused the system to topple again.

Linden lab have blogged the incident and give a full account of what went wrong HERE

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bank Holiday Weekend approaching






It is the Summer Bank Holiday this weekend, meaning people in the UK enjoy a 3-day weekend.

We hope you will join us throughout the long weekend. With all London City venues running holiday parties and the weather hotting up, this should a wonderful Carnival with pool parties, street traders and musicians, contests and competitions and lots of people popping by to enter into the spirit of things.

Begins 11am SL (7pm UK) on Friday at Bar Soho.


Friday, August 19, 2016

John Holt on Saturday - Beach Party!



This Saturday it's John Holt in Concert, Beach Party.

Born in Kingston Jamaica in 1947, Holt was one of the biggest Reggae stars by the early 1970s.

Four years ahead of Bob Marley, in 1973 John Holt's Album 1,000 Volts of Holt became the first Reggae Album to break into the UK's Top Ten, spawning Top Ten singles entries for Help Me Make It Through The Night and Touch Me In The Morning.

Although subsequently eclipsed by Marley, John Holt is regarded as the first mainstream artist to bring Reggae music to the masses and he released 56 follow up Albums and toured regularly all over the world until his untimely death in October 2014, aged 67.

Join us on Saturday for original reggae with John Holt.



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

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/98/107/23




Friday, August 12, 2016

The Drifters - Beach Party on Saturday



Well, Saturday night at eight o'clock, I know where I'm gonna go... To the Drifters Beach Concert in London City!

Spanning fifty years (and counting) and with sixty Drifters members so far, this is America's longest running band.

Their songs include, Saturday Night at The Movies, More Than a Number in my Little Red Book, On Broadway, Kissin' In The Back Row of The Movies, There Goes My Baby, This Magic Moment and many many more.

The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and The Drifters are on stage at 1pm SL.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

"London City Players" is looking for Band Members



On Saturdays from 12pm to 2pm SL time, London City Players  play band members in the weekly tribute act shows.

We are seeking to expand this team. You do not need to perform each and every week, it is done in rotation.

We often provide your costume ourselves and gratuities are split between the Players that night.

If you are engaging and chatty and can work as part of a team, contact rubyjones in-world

You must have a basic understanding of Second Life, a presentable avatar and be of a chatty disposition.  This role would suit experienced residents.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Cat Stevens on Saturday



A brand new show for Saturday in London City.

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

London (City) Riots remembered 5 years on



Five years ago, London rioted, causing the single biggest loss of property and possessions since the blitz.  For those of us living close to the capital it was three nights of terror, which went as quickly as it came.   Here is a vintage (and somewhat clonky) video from 2011 in London City, created at the same time surrounding areas were under siege by hooligans looting and burning towns.  We clearly remember turning our lights out and staying logged into Second Life and other social media as trouble crept towards our RL district.


Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Lab blogs about Second Life Improvements and Developments



On Tuesday, Linden Lab blogged about Second Life Developments and about new features being added.

The story highlights the new Bento Avatar Skeleton giving more bones to avatars for even greater realism; The Virtual Outfit Browser which will allow you to store a picture of a saved outfit to jog your memory without having to wear it to see; Replacement for Quicktime, Quick Graphics and much much more..

To see the latest improvements and things coming to Second Life, check the official blog Here