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

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

Jessie J Tribute Band on Saturday



The British singing sensation tribute to Jessie J is on Saturday.

Cornish singer/songwriter, Jessie J, born Jessie E in 1988, grew up and studied muzak at the Brit School where she penned the dead classy tune Do You Like it Dude? which made its way into the charts at Number 2.

After Jessie's number two, she followed up with a number one which she called Price Tag, then a debut album Who Are You in 2011.
The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and the show is an hour later at 1pm SL.

In the words of Jessie J, "Be wiv us!"

Location http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/114/111/23

Please note that due to holidays, it is possible that this event might change.

Shall I be mother?




The President has just arrived at Windsor Castle for afternoon tea with Her Majesty The Queen. 



Thursday, July 12, 2018

Pomp and Ceremony as POTUS arrives




The 45th President of the United States of America, touched down in England today at the start of his 4 day visit to Great Britain.


President Turmp and the First Lady were treated to a full Military Guard as they arrived this evening for a meal with the Prime Minister at Blenheim Palace.


Tomorrow the President will meet Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth for afternoon Tea at Windsor Castle.   We hope he will be on time and knows not to touch the Queen!


Welcome to the UK, Mr President.




Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Holiday Season



The beach scene in Substation
Wow, what fantastic weather we are having this year!   Wall to wall sunshine for weeks on end!

We're coming to the very height of the summer now, and just like many of you going on your holidays, so are many of our cast and crew.

During the next few weeks, we'll do our very best to bring you the events you have come to expect from us.  Invariably there will be some changes to the line-ups, as some members of our team set off on holidays.

Real life holidays are the highest priority in the universe, so you will forgive us for some changes (he says as he hurriedly packs his bags).

Also, because England has made it through to the World Cup Semi Final, there is no Worlds End this Wednesday, but you can listen live in London City and comment on the match with all your mates.

England v Croatia



World Cup Semi Final today at 11am SL time (7pm UK).

You can listen live to the match in London City and scream and yell for every goal England scores as they take Croatia to the cleaners!

Engerlaaaand, Engerlaaaand!

Monday, July 09, 2018

The day the earth stood still



Waiting for London City to restart...
Goodness what a day! 

The Grid has been having some horrible issues which resulted in London City going offline for a little over four hours.

We're delighted to be back, and thank you for your kind messages and your patience!


Sunday, July 08, 2018

Substation 60s Event



Coffee chunders in the heat.
The lovely CoffeeQueen and guest host Katty, present an event 60s music today at 11am SL (7pm UK) at Substation.

Wear you summer cossies if you like, cos this weather is making people feel kinda pukey, and immersing yourself in-world is bound to help!

Friday, July 06, 2018

Donna Summer at London City Pride on Saturday





Saturday is Pride in RL London, the big parade marking the end of a month of celebrations.

Join us on Saturday at 12pm SL in world, when Donna Summer headlines the Pride Event in London City.

Check out the video from last year's Pride


POTUS visit to the UK



This time next week, the President of the United States of America will be in the UK for a diplomatic visit.

This democratically elected President will be subjected to humiliation by our London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, who has granted permission for a 20 foot blimp of the President in a nappy, to be flown in parliament square during his visit.

This insult goes beyond the current President as it attacks the office he represents, at a time when Britain is trying to forge new trade routes with the USA.

As usual, this demonstration is organized by those who oppose Brexit.  They see the current President as an enabler for the wishes of the majority of Brits, who voted in favour of leaving the Bloc, two years ago.

To register your displeasure with the mayor's disgraceful conduct in permitting this embarrassment to both the UK and the USA, please sign the online petition to block flying of the "angry baby blimp".

Here is the link to the petition:

https://www.change.org/p/sadiq-khan-stop-the-angry-baby-trump-blimp-from-flying-during-president-trump-s-visit-to-the-uk

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Happy Independence Day



Wishing our American friends across the great pond a very happy Independence Day.

On this day in 1776 the United States formally separated from Great Britain.

Thomas Jefferson, penned the Declaration of Independence and later went on to become America's 3rd President.  Nine years later, over breakfast one morning, he drew up the US Constitution, but history recalls it's principal author was actually 4th president James Madison.

Wherever you are, have a great day!


Sunday, July 01, 2018

The Party People Brave The Heat



Playing to a packed house Steps, performed admirably in the sizzling heat of the City last night.

The party continues today with Bailey and Coffee DJing in the Substation from 11am SL time (7pm UK), then 2 hours later, its over to cool down on the beach in London City West with Katty and the Worlds End crew on location with the Cash for Questions Quiz, from 1pm SL time.



Saturday, June 30, 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

STEPS in Concert



The DISCO Continues...

In concert this weekend, STEPS!

STEPS, the UK band with smash hit covers including Tragedy, Last Thing On My Mind, Better Best Forgotten and Dancing Queen are here in London City on Saturday!

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

Location:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/110/119/23

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

It's a Scorcher




It's costume weather!   Get your new togs on and hurry on over to London City and enjoy a BBQ and a paddle in the olympic sized pool (pictured).    There won't be any rain in real life for a good six weeks, so we'll provide some virtual storms to keep you cool!  Temperatures this week are 30c and climbing!


 It's important in this weather to drink as much grog as possible, so check out these terrific deals from lovely Lidl's and crack a bottle open right now!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Substation and World's End today




Thank you to the London City Players for another fantastic concert last night, with Boney M at Pride.

Today at 11am SL time it's Substation Retro with Bailey and Coffee, followed by Katty's World End Cash for Question Quiz on the Beach in London City West (at 1pm SL time).


Friday, June 22, 2018

Boney M on Saturday



Pride Disco continues on Saturday!

Boney M is a 4 part vocal group.

Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett from Jamaica, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Ferrell from Aruba. The band  formed in 1975 in Germany and they gained popularity through the disco era of the late 70's.

Boney M take to the stage at 1pm SL (9pm UK) singing their most famous of songs, including, Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Gotta Go Home, One Way Ticket, Rasputin, Rivers of Babylon, Brown Girl in the Ring, and many more!

TP to http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/108/109/23 



Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer begins



Today is the solstice, marking the first day of Summer.

The dawn chorus was at 2am, and tonight it will stay light until 10.09pm, and if it's a clear sky, there won't really be a night time until about 11.30pm through to 2am.

Don't you just love the summer?

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Second Life at 15 - the video



A great new video from the lab has been posted online, celebrating 15 years of Second Life.


Monday, June 18, 2018

Exclusive Glitter Dresses FREE in London City




Our very own Elise has designed two exclusive mesh dresses absolutely FREE for London City visitors.

The dresses come in two glitter designs in multiple sizes and are easy to fit to any style avatar.  They are ideal for the Pride season!

To collect yours, all you have to do is visit the Freebie Megastore
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/106/212/24

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Join us at SL15B



It is Sunday 17th June.. and here we are right now at SL15B.  Come join us http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL15B%20Electrify/190/18/23






Second Life's 15th Birthday!



Happy 15th Birthday to Second Life!

Join us today at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) for Bailey and Coffee in the mix for a party at the London City exhibit and rub shoulders with the royals!



Pride begins at London City



We've never had the Bee Gees open our Pride season before, and they went down a storm with the Pride revelers!




It is SL15B today at noon, and we hope to see you at our exhibit, where Bailey and Coffee will be hosting a knees-up!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Pride memorabilia to collect



Free Pride memorabilia to collect at London City,  including mesh rainbow t-shirts for him and for her!


come and collect..  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/69/228/23

Disco Bee Gees on Saturday!




A DISCO SPECTACULAR Event today at London City.

Disco Party from 12pm SLT (8pm uk) and the Bee Gees in Concert!

The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful in all decades of performing, but the height of their fame was in the the 1970s Saturday Night Fever era.


Prolific song writers who wrote on average a song a fortnight for 50 years, they also has success writing for many other artists including, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and many others.

Enjoy their music again as London City invites you to The Bee Gees in Concert this Saturday.
Disco Party starts 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Celebrating 15 years of Second Life



On a summers day fifteen years ago, Second Life (formerly Linden World in 2001) opened its doors to the public for the first time.

Things were very different then.  Avatars were called Primatars and they were made from the building blocks that were also used in basic buildings of the day.

Next weekend in celebration of Seconds Life's Birthday, everyone on the grid is invited to partake in SL15B, a community celebration with exhibits from the most popular places in Second Life.

We hope you will come and visit London City at SL15B next Sunday when the event begins.

Our Slurl (which comes online next weekend) is: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL15B%20Electrify/188/5/23

Here is a video of how it all began for the Lab with Linden World.  Enjoy!


Saturday, June 09, 2018

Happy Birthday, Your Majesty



Her Royal Highness, The Queen, is marking her official Birthday today as the world's longest reigning monarch.

Although Queen Elizabeth's actual Birthday is on April 21st, she has a second Birthday each year in June.  This allows her to double up on pressies.

She will mark her 92nd Birthday today surrounded by her family at the Trooping of The Colour at Buckingham Palace in central London.

Happy Birthday your Majesty.

Friday, June 08, 2018

Diana Ross on Saturday







Diana Ross, born 1944 is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress.  She rose to fame as the lead vocal in the group, The Supremes.

She departed The Supremes in 1970 and embarked on a Solo career and is still recording to this day.

She is best known for songs, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Upside Down, Endless Love, Touch Me in The Morning, I'm Coming Out, Chain Reaction, When You Tell Me That You Love Me and many more.

Come and enjoy Diana Ross on Saturday at Party in The Park. The party starts at 12pm SLT (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SLT.

Location http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/92/104/23