Friday, August 10, 2018

John Holt on Saturday



John Holt in Concert, on Saturday!

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

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Celebrating 9 years of London City



London City in the olden days (circa 2010)
Since 2009 London City has been the primary community region for tens of thousands of Second Life residents.

In August 2018 London City will be 9 years old and invites all residents young and old who have special place in their hearts for the greatest city in the world, to join in and celebrate during a month of activities and events to mark this milestone.  What's more, there is a carnival and funfair arriving for the bank holiday!

A picture says a thousand words, so sit back and look at the top 2,000 pictures we've selected from our archive that best describe London City!


Sunday, August 05, 2018

Substation Sunday



It has been another terrific weekend in London City, but there's more to come with Substation today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/25/221/17





Friday, August 03, 2018

Drifters Beach Party



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.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Eurythmics on Saturday



Eurythmics is a British duo, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart.

The band was formed in 1980 with little fanfare, but burst onto the scene with Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) in 1983 and went on to have many major chart topping hits including Here Comes the Rain again, There Must Be An Angel, Who's That Girl, Love Is A Stranger, When Tomorrow Comes, Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves, I Saved The World Today... and many many more.

The duo split ten years later in 1990 but have reunited a few times since then to release singles, their last being I've Got A Life in 2005

Enjoy the music of the Eurythmics this Saturday in London City with our tribute band.
The party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Telelport to Concert area http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/95/105/24

Monday, July 23, 2018

London Sizzles



The boating lake in London City North
Yet again, it is the hottest day of the year, with temperatures in London at 33.3c (92F).  However, this record is likely to be broken again on Friday!

The current heatwave gripping the UK shows no signs of abating, and there are temperatures as high as 35c (96F) expected by the end of the week.

It is expected that this will be the hottest Summer in Great Britain in a hundred years!

The Beach and Pier in London City West
So you need to stay out of the RL sun and enjoy the safe and reliable SL sun enjoyed in London City.  What better way is there to remain safe, than logging in to your favourite social experience, where we can collectively complain about the heat?   Make use of the water based facilities to cool down your virtual persona!

The Concert area in London City
 Whatever you're doing, drink plenty of fluids and stay safe!


Sunday, July 22, 2018

Trash or Treasure? The Trump Blimp




You never know quite what you're going to find in the Soho Trash Can, but with over 100 gifts, including cash, you might strike it lucky and get something useful.... or useless.

It's always worth a rummage in the bin!  Today, we've added the wearable Trump Crying Baby Blimp.

Good luck in winning the latest prize!  Just walk into the bin and it will hand you your present!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/86/204/23

Friday, July 20, 2018

Erasure Concert 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


Monday, July 16, 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