Friday, April 24, 2015

Erasure on Saturday

Back in 1985, singer/songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter Vince Clarke formed the band Erasure.

With the release of the single Sometimes the band established itself as one of the most successful bands in Britain during the 80s to mid-90s.  By the end of the 80s they had broken into the American market and to date have sold over 25 million albums.

Always popular with the LGBT club circuit, the band still performs today to a more mainstream audience.  They are best known for the songs, Oh L'amour, Victim of Love, Blue Savannah and A Little Respect .

Enjoy a tribute to Erasure here in London City on Saturday.  Party starts 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL time.  Teleport: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/95/104/23


Thursday, April 23, 2015

St George's Day in London City




 
 

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.

Saint George and The Dragon visit London City
 
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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Trash or Treasure?



As the saying goes, one man's trash is another man's treasure.  It is amazing what some people throw away. 

For instance, if you check the bins throughout London City you might be surprised at what you find, from hats, necklaces, wallets, headphones and gadgets to all kinds of other useful things.  Sometimes people are really careless and even throw out Linden Dollars.

So it's always worth taking a look in the bin by going right up to it for  a moment and seeing if there's anything useful inside.

To keep Britain tidy, there are a number of bins located throughout the estate.  Happy hunting!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Happy Birthday Ma'am


Happy Birthday to Her Majesty The Queen.  89 years young today.

Her Majesty has a day off today, with no royal engagements and will celebrate her birthday in the privacy of Windsor Castle.

Her Official Birthday is held in June.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Broadcasting Centre


Second Life's most popular destination expands its entertainment department with the opening of London City Radio.

Located atop the newly renovated Broadcasting Centre, London City Radio plays the best in contemporary hits and retro music. Streaming live 24 hours a day, LCR features a twice daily Alternative Music show playing hits from the 50's to the 80's and include many of your top Brit Pop performers. Using state of the art technologies, LCR delivers crisp clear digital sound.



Also located at Broadcasting Centre are our new television facilities. Drop by the studio and take part in London Live chat show or catch a glimpse of Fanny and Floyd on the cookery programme.

London City has always offered the best in entertainment and with these new facilities we are poised to take Second Life broadcasting to the next level.

Drop by London City and enjoy all that Second Life's most popular destination has to offer.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/192/103/83

Sunday Papers

 
I deny it all and I will drink to that.  Same again today at 11am SL (7pm UK) at Substation? :)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Johnny Cash and The Highwaymen - Saturday

The coolest cowboy of all,  the man in black, returns this Saturday.

Dust off those chaps and put your spurs on for Johnny Cash and The Highwaymen, appearing here in London City!

Singer Songwriters, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristopherson and Waylon Jennings unite to perform their most famous songs in one amazing concert.

The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with The Highwaymen on Stage at 1pm SL.

Location:http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/114/115/24

London Weekend begins..


The Weekend has started in London City.  Come join us for an afternoon bevy courtesy of the mobile bar http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/85/224/24

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Summer in The City


Here in Old Blighty we're enjoying the first of the summer sun, with temperatures soaring to 76F today in London.

Usually the Weather in April is like this for about a week to ten days and then goes back to being a little less balmy until the Summer starts proper. 

So, whilst this may indeed be a 'False Summer', make the most of it and get down to the new pool side in London City North and enjoy the swim balls and floats.   There is even a bar for those of you who need a beer whilst relaxing!

London City Pool: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20North/91/7/22