Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Weekend in Video Review



Here is the video of the weekend antics in London City.  It's in hi-def so click the little cog to choose your playback preference.

Last night everyone enjoyed Willie here in London City and there was more than enough to go around.  Next week, get your cossies sorted because the beach scene returns for the height of summer and the start of the London City Summer Show.


Friday, July 22, 2016

Willie Nelson in Concert



Everyone loves a bit of Willie.  He has been popular as part of the Highwayman concert, but this weekend, for the first time in London City, he heads onto the stage with his backing group and gives a full hour of his songs.

Songs written and performed by Willie Nelson include, On the Road Again, Always on my Mind, Crazy, City of New Orleans and Pancho and Lefty.

Come as you are, or in Cowboy outfit so you can yeehaw with the great man himself.

The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and Willie takes to the stage at 1pm SL.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

New hub layout



Check out the new hub layout, complete with Olympic sized swimming pool!



Bento demonstration



Here is an impressive demo of the new Bento bone system in Second Life from Medhue Animations.
Project Bento went live last month.  See the blog story here



Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pokemon in London



You have probably already heard about the wildly popular, Pokémon Go.

The game uses your smartphone’s camera, GPS, and position sensors to tell the game what to display and where, creating the illusion that cute little cartoon “pocket monsters” are standing in your living room, on the pavement outside, or in the park nearby. You grab free Pokéballs at local sites of historical interest.

Well you too can begin bagging these little critters in London City.

Heatwave in England



Whatever you're doing today, enjoy the weather and don't forget to drink plenty of fluids, especially lashings of Hobgoblin.

With temperatures in London expected to reach 92F, today is the hottest day so far this year.

If you think this is freak weather, think again, only last year on 1st July it was 98F at Heathrow.

However, back in 2003 temperatures reached 102F which would make today seem positively chilly. If you remember that 8 day heatwave, don't forget to wrap up warm today.

The hottest nighttime on record was back in 1990 when it was 75F, but we're going to get close to that today, with an overnight of 71F.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Here Comes The Sun...



The great British Summer.   It's cloudy and miserable for months, and just when you think Summer is cancelled, it arrives with a vengeance. 

Brits will be baking this week as temperatures soar.  So check out the new summer fashions whilst you cool your heels in the pool.

The ice cream van will be along shortly.

Whatever you're doing, enjoy yourself and make hay while the sun shines.






Saturday, July 16, 2016

London Proms, Today!




Nobody does pomp quite as well as the British.  Celebrate a patriotic concert as the Proms return to London City for one night only!

Today's London Proms is an interactive show and you are invited to take part.   You need a white powder wig (Ruby Jones has some spare ones) a ball gown and an instrument (one that doesn't make sounds please and preferably one that a brass band would use, ie not a guitar).

Hope to see you at the party!

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

Located here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/99/113/23

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

London City Community Gateway News



Since the beginning of the year, London City Community Gateway has offered an in-depth tutorial showing many of the aspects of the Second Life Viewer.  The complete tutorial is great for people who want to have a broader understanding of game-play before embarking on their adventure, but we also recognize that many want to get involved and meet people straight away.

From today, we're pleased to include our brand new Quick-Start Initial Experience, for residents 'born' directly into London City.   The aim of this new portion of the gateway, is to have residents up and running and to teach them the basics quickly.  They can then choose to go on to the full tutorial, or immediately enter the community, with the option of visiting the in-depth tutorial at a later time.

We hope you will agree that this new layout, giving better choices for new residents, offers the best of both worlds.









Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Interactive - The Last Night Of The Proms Show on Saturday




London Proms, the  most sensational classical and classic rock concert on earth is back on Saturday.

Celebrate the tradition founded in 1895 with this Orchestral Concert in Regent's Park,

This year we are inviting all our guests to be in the proms too.  All you need is a turn of the century gown similar to those above and an instrument (not one that makes noise please) and we'll give you a free powdered wig so you can take part in the show!

Alternatively, proudly wave the flag of your country and unite in the universal language of classical music.

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

Located here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/99/113/23