Monday, May 30, 2011

A London Community

Sunday in Mainland London turned out to be a day when everyone got to know each other a little better. 

It began outside the Curzon Cinema with a well attended race on our rezzer mopeds.  This time the track was a little more tricky as there was a ramp to jump.   Given than the bikes tend to topple over, our racers had to know when to throttle back and when to apply some welly!

Congratulations to Loulou for winning the first race and Yazoo for winning the second.  Such skill!

It just so happened that after the races were over, the Star and Garter pub was opening and with lots of people standing in the street, someone thought the best way to get everyone over to the pub was by coach.. so we travelled in style...

The coach arriving in the Pub!
And in the pub we stayed, for hours and hours.  With rain running down the windows and a terrible storm outside,  25 of us sitting there, chatting and laughing about various things from 8pm in the evening UK until gone midnight.  Every so often another person would wander in and tell us their story of how they came to be in Second Life and what they want to achieve here.

As the evening progressed, we had a pub quiz to name the celebrity from some particularly unflattering, but amusing pictures, then watched some films, including a Sherlock Homes  movie, "Dressed To Kill" and Arthur Askey in a comedy horror, "The Ghost Train".   When I say watch, we actually picked them to pieces, but it was extremely good fun.

This was pretty much an impromptu evening and made a real change from parties, as a group of people shared an evening in the pub, really talking with each other and getting to know one another that little bit more.

Although the clubs were open everywhere else in Mainland London, this group stayed put and carried on chatting and putting the world to rights.

Pulling the pints: The Lovely Fanny.
We eventually decided to put our tired bones to bed, but felt enormously satisfied in knowing that Mainland London has an established community of people who want to be involved with the day to day activities here, but more importantly, want to be involved with each other.

A special mention to Revanche, Scarlett and Heather, who all started their Second Live's here in Mainland London, then gradually started helping over the weeks and have now become team members helping to put on shows, club and sim events.  

We are so proud of the community that has formed around these sims and feel enormously honoured that so many people are now involved in helping Mainland London go from strength to strength.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Bank Holiday Continues....

Today, the famous Moped Race returns to Mainland London, but with a twist..  this time you're expected to jump ramps and through a flaming ring of fire.... and still stay upright.   All that for just a measly 250L, but hey its the taking part that counts, right?   Race starts at 11am PDT.  Meet at the Starting Point about 5 minutes before.

This evening we're going to be a bit sophisticated and have a cosy night in the boozer with  Quiz Night at the Star & Garter in West End, playing Name That Tune and Name the (crusty) Celebrity from 12pm Noon PDT.

Saturday was another mad day in Mainland London with 3 popular parties in one at Regent's Park.

We had an exclusive as BONEY M performed here for the first time anywhere in the grid to a packed house of people remembering their tunes from the 1970's.    Congratulations to Revanche and Tayla for a stunning show and thank you to Billy for creating a magnificent stage for the event.

See all the concert pictures on our facebook page.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Bank Holiday Weekend

Your London Weekend Starts Here!

12pm noon PDT: Bar Soho Party with Billy and Tay.
1pm Madame Lala's for Summer of '76 remixed, CampAttack and TOM JONES on stage, followed by The Barbettes presenting "Drink til yea drop".

10am The 2nd Annual Moped Race around London, stay upright to win money!
12pm noon Join Madame Lala in the Park for Disco Refurb
1pm BONEY M in Concert, their first appearance anywhere in Second Life!
Party afterwards with Ainume and the Bar Soho hosts playing Dance Music.

11am Al-Anon in the Star & Garter Pub (bring a bottle)
1pm  Bar Soho Party
2pm and Madame Lala's London Revue

Summer Holiday Party all day with a host of events, starting from 10am PDT.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Anukis, Bobbi and Dolly

Tueday evening in Mainland London, saw a very special party for Anukis and Bobbi who had approached Madame Lala's for a Hen Party to celebrate their reunification.

This was one of those parties where just about everyone you know and everyone you have ever seen turned up to wish the happy couple the very best of luck.

Ruby Babylon did an hilarious stand up routine and special guest Dolly Parton came in to sing her favourite songs.

A packed evening with a great and fun loving crowd.

Friday at Lala's: Tom Jones.   Saturday: Boney M.

Doors open at 1pm PDT. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

BONEY M in Concert

Saturday 28th May in Regent's Park, join us for a fun evening of 1970's Disco courtesy of Bar Soho and Madame Lala's.

The main event this coming weekend is BONEY M in Concert at 1pm PDT, with a warm up party from 12pm Midday PDT.

The band will be singing all of their famous hits including, Rasputin, Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Gotta Go Home, One Way Ticket and many more.

Be sure to wear your Disco outfits as there will be a competition for the "Best in 70's"

Thank you for choosing Mainland London as your number 1 London in Second Life.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday: An Evening With Madame Lala

The scene is set for an Evening with Madame Lala.

People often ask Madame Lala to dig deep into her record collection which spans a few centuries and over crank some old songs to modern disco standards.

This morning, during a gin induced depression, Madame Lala sat cleaning all her old scratched vinyl and has decided to throw a cheese and whine party from 1pm PDT in Madame Lala's

Her gramaphone is ready to play all her 33's at 45 and her 45's at 78.  She's bought a new needle and Lala hopes you will come and reminisce, laugh and cry at these old records that she has scraped the barnacles off.
Please Bring A Bottle

Mapoo Little rocked the sims again last night with a fantastic rendition of PINK songs and as usual she sung LIVE.   The beautiful Mapoo returns again to Mainland London on Saturday 4th June, this time singing the songs of Tina Turner.

This was a dazzling show, with effects, a motorbike and a very talented lady with a superb voice who sings so very hard for her supper.   Thank you Mapoo for sharing your talents with us. 

Mapoo singing the songs of Pink.

Mapoo Little sings LIVE with a dazzling show

On Friday, ABBA returned to Mainland London for an exclusive concert in Madame Lala's London Revue.   Madame Lala's has a band every Friday at 2pm PDT.

ABBA at Lala's on Friday
Visit the blog tomorrow for news of next weeks shows and events.

Thank you for choosing Mainland London as your number 1 London in Second Life.

Friday, May 20, 2011

ABBA today!

Hi Pals, it's your old mate Regent here on the blog thing.

Now, listen up, cos we've got some top notch entertainment this weekend that will have you squealing for more when we're done.

First up today at 12 noon, my ex bird, Tayla Tigerfish is playing her vinyl in Bar Soho and will be running some competition where you can win some dosh for the weekend.

Then, the main event today is ABBA in Madame Lala's in the West End sim.

Madame Lala and her nancy's will be playing Top Tunes, CampAttack, Refurbed disco and more from 2pm PDT and ABBA will be on stage from 3pm singing all them old songs that made them famous, whilst we all bop to the tunes.

Adequate parking for all, but watch my Morris Ital out front please, cos last week some bugger scratched it up.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Two great concerts this weekend in Mainland London

Saturday 12pm Noon PDT in Regent's Park:
Mapoo Little LIVE singing the songs of PINK

Friday at 3pm PDT in Madame Lala's London Revue:
ABBA The Encore Concert

Monday, May 16, 2011

Looking for Pop Music DJ's

Are you a Pop Music DJ?

Mainland London is looking to hire fun DJ's who specialise in Pop Music from all decades with a focus on the present.

Key times available are from 1pm to 3pm PDT, days to suit.

Please contact BILLY ARENTIRE for more information.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Weekend Roundup

Another  fabulous weekend in Mainland London.

Simon & Garfunkel sang so very hard for their supper and it was a great crowd of nostalgic people who came to see them.

A great night with Tayla and Rolday playing some great Bar Soho sounds in Regent's Park and Madame Lala with her Barbettes playing Disco afterwards.

Sunday has just got going and to kick it off, we have just had the first Annual Mainland London Moped Race.   Congratulations to Loulou and Kam for winning the races!

Sunday night from 1pm PDT join Tayla and Rolday in Bar Soho for more weekend fun.

Next Saturday Mapoo Little returns to Mainland London, singing the songs of PINK and performing LIVE!

Thank you for making Mainland London, your number 1 London in Second Life!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Simon & Garfunkel on Saturday

Making their first ever appearance in Mainland London, this Saturday at 2pm PDT, we have Simon & Garfunkel in Concert.

They will be singing uptempo versions of their most famous songs, including, "The Sound Of Silence", "I Am a Rock", "Homeward Bound", "The Boxer" and "Mrs Robinson".

The Duo, known for their close harmonies, were among the most popular performers of their era in the 1960's.  This sensational concert will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along.

Concerts and Entertainment throughout the weekend, make Mainland London your London Hotspot in Second Life.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Mapoo Little Concert Highlights!

Last night the incomparable Mapoo Little treated Mainland London to a live show...and the crowd went gaga!

Mapoo gave a stellar performance to a packed house as she sang the hits of Lady Gaga. Pictures of the concert are available on our Facebook page.

Join us on Saturday 21 May for Mapoo's encore performance as she covers the greatest hits from legendary vocalist Pink!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

SUNDAY: Mapoo Little LIVE sings Lady Gaga! 12pm noon.

Join us from 11am PDT in Regent's Park today for the Big Sunday Party!

Starting us off at 11am, DJ Rolday and Tayla Tigerfish with Bar Soho in the Park,  playing the latest dance chart.

Mapoo Little is on stage singing Lady Gaga, LIVE at 12pm PDT

And Madame Lala and her Sailor Barbettes will be playing a mix of classic and current dance from 1pm PDT.

With events throughout the day, Mainland London is your number one Hotspot London!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Your London Weekend - Concerts, Events, Tom Jones and Mapoo Little LIVE!

Finally, the weekend is upon us and that can mean only one thing..  Concerts, Events and Entertainment in Mainland London!

Today from 12pm Noon PDT, join us in Regent's Park for a great party.
Kicking off the event is DJ Rolday and Ainume playing the best current charts and an hour of the 80's, before handing over to Madame Lala and her Barbettes for Refurbed Disco Remix from 2pm PDT.

The Main Event today is TOM JONES in Concert at 2.30pm PDT.

Looking for other fun things to do?
Check out the fun fair with great fairground rides and  Bumper Cars or visit our latest custom built feature, in addition to our ready rezzer, Golf Carts and Ferrari's,  the new Microlight to fly all over London!
Also, check the progress on the Zoo, its coming along nicely!

See London from above!

All the fun of the fair
Sunday:  Don't forget Mapoo Little singing all the Lady Gaga songs, Live in London, in Regent's Park, 12pm noon PDT.

Mapoo sings Lady Gaga!

Enjoy your weekend here in your number one London Hotspot  ~ Ⓜainland London!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Mainland London Zoo - Update

The construction of habitats at The London Zoo continues with five completed exhibit spaces!

 First on the list is the Flamingo Habitat. These majestic birds will be right at home amoungst the palms and feeding is made easy in the estuary. Along with flamingos this area will also be home to pellicans and other water fowl.
 The Aviary will become the new home to exotic birds of all species. Sparrows, Finches, Parrots and Love Birds are just a few of the lovely creatures making The Aviary a must see stop at the zoo.
The rainforest habitat, 'Gorilla's in the Mist' , will be the new home to gorillas and monkeys. These playful animals will have plenty of space to display their antics while visitors remain safely outside the habitat.
 Into Africa has been completed and will house all the big cats such as lions and leopards. Watch carefully as you may see a cheeta dash across the savanna.

The next exhibit to complete is the Giraffe House, home to Geoffrey the Giraffe! Visitors will be able to visit Geoffrey and the other giraffes in this replica of the real zoo habitat. Dont forget to get your FREE Geoffrey the Giraffe plush toy!

There are many plans and suprises in store for visitors to The London Zoo, watch this blog for updates on more habitats as they complete as well as events and displays.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Mainland London Zoo - Arctic Adventure

Construction of the habitats have begun in the zoo. Our first showcase is the Arctic Adventure!

The Arctic Adventure will become home to polar bears, penguins and many other cold climate creatures.

Visitors to The Arctic Adventure will be able to view and interact with these magnificent animals in their natural habitat.

Information podiums will be available should anyone want to learn more about the inhabitants of The Arctic Adventure.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Mainland London - A City on the Grow!

Mainland London continues to be a popular destination for people from all over the world and our expansion is well under way!

Regent's Park has been given a face lift and grown to accomodate the needs of visitors. The New User Experience continues to be a popular area of the park and we expect the same for the London Zoo. The animals have been ordered and are on their way from exotic locations. When they arrive they will be housed in specially created environments that will make them feel right at home. Visitors to the zoo will be treated to a day out like no other, be sure to get a free Geoffrey the Giraffe plush animal to hold and a free commemorative London Zoo balloon!

The road works are complete and new shops and attractions are being installed daily. Rezz and drive a car, walk or fly through the streets of Mainland London and you get a glimps of this vibrant thriving community. Enjoy one of the daily parties at Bar Soho or shop at one of the many merchants who call Mainland London home.

And speaking of merchants. We can't seem to build shops fast enough to accomodate them! We already have several reserved locations and are working day and night to complete these 'one of a kind' builds. Our shops and homes are bespoke and do not exist anywhere else on the grid. Should you find the same building outside of Mainland London rest assured it is a copy and not the original. With all the buzz and excitment of the expansion be sure to get your request for one of these fantastic buildings in early.

The Royal Exchange and Cannon Street Station are just two of the historic buildings we have recreated for the enjoyment of visitors to Mainland London. And we havent stopped there! Our list of historic builds continues to grow to the delight of everyone. We're not goning to tell you which buildings are going in, so you'll have to visit us every day as we have quiet a few suprises in store!

All this expnasion, plus the huge volumn of visitors makes Mainland London a city on the grow!

Weekend Concerts - Mapoo Little LIVE and Tom Jones Tribute

Mapoo Little, known as Second Life's biggest singing sensation, will be singing LIVE in London on Sunday 8th May at 12 noon PDT (8pm UK).

This is a concert not to be missed as Mapoo does terrific renditions of Lady Gaga and Rihanna tunes amongst others.

Her upbeat songs and wonderful tone is bound to be a hit as she wows the crowd in Regent's Park

Paying a return visit to Mainland London and making his first ever appearance in the Regent's Park Amphitheatre, Sir Tom Jones will be singing his most famous of songs on Saturday.   Join us for a night of dancing from 12 noon PDT with Bar Soho in the Park with DJ Rolday and Tayla Tigerfish, then Sir Tom on stage at 2pm PDT (10pm UK).

Event's throughout the week in Mainland London, the fastest growing London community in Second Life.

Why not visit the stores in Mainland London, 100% rented out, so lots and lots of things to buy or try out from our marvellous merchants!

Sunday, May 01, 2011

The Weekend Wrap Up

Hundreds of Party goers enjoyed a fabulous weekend of events here in Mainland London.
On Saturday the sims were filled to capacity again for ABBA in their first ever concert here.

Sunday saw the return of the Bee Gees and Cher giving afternoon performances again packing us to the rafters on a Sunday lunch time, then DJ Rolday in Bar Soho.

It's true that we don't offer thousands of lindens every day for people to come here. 
We are keen to avoid gimmicks and bribes. We hope our visitors come to Mainland London for the Entertainment value, to enjoy themselves and become part of this expanding community.... and not come for the cash, which they won't get, cos it's not on offer :)

Although the sims are always full, so are the shops.  So next time you have a few minutes to kill having to do fancy manuevers to get in, please visit the buzzing shops in the neighboring Mainland London region.

As stated in the Second Life Destinations, we're making a song and dance of it again this month... Watch the blog tomorrow for the line-up of Events in Mainland London next weekend.

Thank you again everyone for your continued patronage..

Final thought for the weekend....
We do it all over again tomorrow!