Tuesday, December 31, 2019

New Years Eve Party!





You are invited to a night of Celebration in  London City, for the New Years Eve Party.

DJ's Bailey and Torric will take you through New Years Eve and into the New Year from 12pm SL Time (8pm UK).

I will be playing all the trashy songs you've ever heard at every New Years Eve party you ever went to as you were growing up, during the "Cheese and Wine" section.  Madame Bailey will be here to save your sanity at 2pm SL (10pm UK), with proper party sounds taking us well into 2020.

Hope you can join us!

http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/127/110/23





Sunday, December 29, 2019

Substation today



Last night it was Pan's People's first ever concert in London City, and what mighty fine form they were in!   Despite breaking up over 40 years ago, they had not aged a day!



In case you are all at sea with the days during the holiday, today is Sunday.  That means Substation, the retro club at 11am SL  (7pm UK) with Bailey and Coffee.   (No Worlds End today).



Friday, December 27, 2019

Saturday: Pan's People: Night of 100 Stars



On Saturday, a new show!

Join us as we celebrate the music of over 100 stars, as performed by Pan's People!

Pan's People was a British female dance troupe most commonly associated with the BBC chart show, Top of the Pops, until the mid-1970s.  They appeared on many other TV shows in the UK and elsewhere in Europe and performed in nightclub cabaret. Due to their weekly exposure on British television the group acquired a high profile. The 'classic' line-up which existed from 1972 to 1974 is still widely recognised today.

Join us for an unforgettable night of leggy dancers and top tunes!

The Party begins at 12pm SL (8pm UK)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/100/23




Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Return of The Christmas Stool Chart!



It's Medical Research time again!  and you can be assured of classy Christmas entertainment, here in London City.

It's the holiday season, with lashings of sprouts, turkey, stuffing, chocolates, trifle, cheese and other grotesques..   So in order to discharge our responsibility of  Care in The Community, the seasonal Stool Chart is here once again for you to vote on!  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/74/217/23

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas Dinner in London City




Dinner is served! (from 5am SLT / 1pm UK)

If you are online, hurry on over to London City right now. The tables are all set up for Christmas Dinner.

Bring a glass of cheer or something to eat and have a wonderful party with your online friends.

Happy Christmas!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/77/221/23


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas





Wishing you and your friends and family a very Merry Christmas from all of  us at London City.

Please keep an eye on the London City groups through the holidays for news of parties and special events!



Support during the Christmas Holiday





Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

Whatever you're doing this holiday season, have a great time.  We hope you enjoy yourselves and get a chance to pop-in to London City from time to time.

Throughout the holiday season, keep an eye out for the pop-up parties happening throughout the estate and in our bars and clubs.

Like you, The London City team are enjoying a few days family time from Christmas Eve afternoon, through 27th December.   Please use the Support portal above if you need help and we will be sure to answer you in a timely manner.





Christmas Day Dinner in London City

If you find yourself online on Christmas day, bring your dinner over to the hub area in London City where the dinner tables are set up and have a glass of wine and a meal with all your online friends


Party throughout Christmas

Look for group notices in London City Events and London City Entertainment. Our clubs are open throughout the holidays, but may slightly adjust their regular hours.  On Saturday 28th December, Pans People will be appearing in Concert at 12pm SLT at the concert area.


New Years Eve

Join us for a Cheese & Wine selection of party songs from the ages from 1pm SLT (9pm UK) with yours truly, then Bailey bringing us up to date and seeing us into the New Year from 3pm SLT (11pm UK)


Have a happy and safe Christmas, from all of us at London City.

Andy Williams Christmas Show - Christmas Eve



No Christmas can be complete without the Andy Williams Christmas show.

On Christmas Eve at at 11am PDT (7pm UK) join us in London City as Christmas time officially arrives and we herald the start of the holiday week, with the wonderful Andy, crooning carols for us.

Win 250L for the Best in Christmas and join in the party spirit.

The festivities are here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/135/108/24


Monday, December 23, 2019

Last chance to sit on Santa's lap!




It is your last chance to sit on Santa's lap and tell him about all the things you're hoping to get for Christmas!   He's a busy man and soon needs to pack-up his grotto and start sorting our his presents!

Sit on his lap, answer his questions and you're sure of a big surprise from his gift sack.  But hurry, he leaves for the North Pole later tonight.

TP http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/70/231/23

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Worlds End - On The Road




Two Christmas Parties today!   At 11am SL (7pm UK) it's Substation in the London City Subway, followed by a Skating Party for Worlds End at the brand new Ice Skating Rink at 1pm SL in the Gateway region.   Join us here:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20Gateway/117/179/23



Friday, December 20, 2019

Demis Roussos The Christmas Show




You know it's Christmas when Demis takes to the stage!

The Greek God of Party is here this weekend!

Continuing with our Festive weekend concerts...

On a specially reinforced Ice Stage, Demis Roussos will be performing his magical plate smashing Greek Christmas Show in Regent's Park this coming Saturday.

Come and enjoy an evening with Demis Roussos at 12pm SL this Saturday.


http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/135/108/24



The Holidays are Here!





If you are one of the lucky ones finishing work today for your Christmas break!
Welcome home for the Christmas Holidays!

To help speed your day along, please follow this traditional Christmas timetable:

09.30 Starting time
09.55 Arrive for work
10.00 Have a coffee break
10.30 Coffee break time
11.00 Get ready for lunch
11.30 Go to lunch
12.30 Lunch time
13.30 Afternoon shift begins
14.00 Arrive back from lunch
14.30 Go home
15.00 Going home time

See you all in London City later for a tipple, a natter and then a boogie at Madame Lala's.



Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Get Your Skates On!



Enjoy Ice Skating for everyone (no age restrictions) in the London City Gateway from now until the New Year!

Collect free skates, and click the animator and you too can dance like Torvill and Dean, although most of us will skate more like Tonya Harding.




Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20Gateway/117/179/23

Come grab a landmark, Sunday's World End will be held on Ice! :)

Monday, December 16, 2019

Here comes the sun




If you are one of the lucky ones who start their Christmas on Friday afternoon.. Here is hoping that this week goes swiftly for you!

We can all enjoy some more daylight time starting this week, thanks to Civil Twilight.

Civil twilight is a scientific term, defined as “the period after sunset or before sunrise ending or beginning when the sun is about 6 degrees below the horizon and during which on clear days there is enough light for ordinary outdoor occupations.”

And from Friday 20th December, it starts getting lighter at night, by just a minute at first, and by up to 2 minutes a day in January. 

This may not sound much, but by the end of January sunset will be 5.23pm, a full 43 minutes more, and at 6.13pm in February.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Date for your Diary.. Demis!



A date for your diary!

Next Saturday at the first Christmas weekend, Saturday 21st December at 12pm SL (8pm UK) Demis Roussos will take to the stage for Demis on Ice!   Don't miss this wonderfully popular Christmas Show!


Friday, December 13, 2019

Glen Campbell Country Christmas on Saturday



Glen Campbell's Country Christmas.
Saturday 12pm SL (8pm UK)

Glen will be singing his most famous songs and some carols to get you in the mood for the big day.

Campbell's career spans over 50 years.  Not only is he a famous soup, he is perhaps one of the best known Country singers of all time, with hits, Gentle On My Mind, Galveston, Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get to Phoenix and Rhinestone Cowboy.

Landslide for Tories




A victory for democracy as Tories take 364 seats compared to Labours 203, sending a clear mandate to Boris Johnson to "Get Brexit Done".

The results of the election saw the Conservative Party in a landslide victory as Jeremy Corbyn stepped down as Labour leader while Jo Swinson also stepped down as leader of the Liberal Democrats.


Thursday, December 12, 2019

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!





With just a week to go until many of you pack up for the holidays, and can settle into your Second Life, here in London, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!




Wednesday, December 11, 2019

UK General Election




Here we go again!  Our fixed term parliament act means that we should only go to the polls every five years, and yet, this will be our third General election since 2015.  Coupled with voting in the European elections, the referendum, and the usual local elections, some of us are beginning to run a groove in the road between our homes and the polling station.

It looks like it will come down to an A or B vote at this General Election, on Thursday in the UK.

The Liberal Democrats who got off to a flying start, somewhat shot themselves in the foot by saying a vote for them would mean a vote for remaining in the EU, without so much as a second referendum.  Although it sounded good at first, people started to feel that it was more than slightly undemocratic to cancel Brexit without asking the people first, and their support soon waned.

The Brexit Party decided they would form an alliance with the Conservatives, without ever establishing if it was reciprocal and their support took a tumble.

So, we are left with the two main parties.   The Conservatives with a strong message of "Get Brexit Done", which is their commitment, should they achieve a majority government, or Labour, who say they will negotiate a new trade deal with the EU, and then vote against their own deal, in a sort of half-in, half-out agreement, with free broadband thrown in everyone in the UK.  Sadly, Government owned (and monitored?) internet doesn't seem to appeal much to the voters.

Whoever you decide to vote for,  good luck with your choice.  Polls open  onThursday at 7am and remain open until 10pm.

You can discuss the General Election at our Election Special Voice event in the main hub in London City from 2pm SL time (10pm UK) on Thursday.







Monday, December 09, 2019

Christmas Shows in London City



Keep an eye out for the stars on our tree this year, as each Saturday from now until Christmas, they perform festive concerts to get you in the mood, with a special show on Christmas Eve, starring Andy Williams!



Glen Campbell's Country Christmas, 14th December.
Demis Roussos on Ice, 21 December.
The Andy Williams Christmas Show, Christmas Eve
Pan's People, 28th December

Cheesecake Survey



We ran another scientific user poll this week, to find out if Cheesecake is better baked, or unbaked. 72 people voted, with 31 voting for baked and 41 voting for unbaked.

It was a close call, but in the end 57% of voters decided for the creamy moist unbaked variety instead of the crusty old dry version.

Thanks for taking part,  another earth shattering poll soon!

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Advent at the Worlds End




Rush over to The Worlds End and click the Advent Calendar each day for a wonderful gift.

We only found out about this from a very excited Evie Falconer who flew into the hub area to tell us!

[03:38]  Evie Falconer: I got this out of the Worlds End advent calendar
[03:38]  Evie Falconer: I show you what i got
[03:38]  Evie Falconer: tree
[03:39]  Evie Falconer: toys
[03:39]  Evie Falconer: hat
[03:39]  Evie Falconer: candy cane cupcake
[03:39]  Evie Falconer: and a waitrose bag

The calendar is above the exit, here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/22/8/24

Friday, December 06, 2019

Our Cilla to play this Saturday



Happy Christmas chuck!

There were two main acts that dominated Britain in the 1960's.   One was the Beatles, the other was Cilla.

Whilst perhaps not quite as tuneful as Dusty or Sandy, Our Cilla had an appeal to those who were waiting for the next big thing to emerge from Liverpool and the Beatles fans catapulted her into super stardom.

Singing all her hits and some that weren't - Don't miss this most famous icon of the 1960s on Saturday in London City.  The party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Concert area

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/108/105/23

Second Life Premium Membership Offer



For everyone! - Premium offer for new subscriptions and early renewals

Linden Lab has announced a 10% discount for annual Premium Membership.  Instead of US$99 per year, those upgrading their accounts will be able to enjoy all the benefits of premium for US$89.

What is more, if you are already a premium member, you can still take advantage of this offer by pre-paying your annual subscription by a further year.

Premium membership offers a wealth of services and perks to be enjoyed, including a Linden Home (or a 1024m parcel), free premium gifts, access to premium members only regions, hunts, holiday events and sandboxes, a sign-up bonus of L$1000 and a weekly stipend of  of L$300, live chat support and more!

For details on the offer, see the official blog post here:
https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/3054-holiday-premium-sale-save-10-on-annual-membership/

For more information on Premium see the FAQs https://community.secondlife.com/knowledgebase/english/premium-membership-r346/#Section__1

And to upgrade your account, logon to Secondlife.com and click Account > Premium membership on the left panel.



Tuesday, December 03, 2019

The return of Santy's Grotty




Would you sit on this man's lap?

The adorable, slightly randy and alcoholic gentleman who has played Santa for us for the past four years, has returned once again, a bit worse for wear, to spread Christmas cheer to visitors of London City.

Our very own Chris Kringle has been hard at it and is ready to slip you a big surprise if you sit on his lap and tell him about all the naughty and nice things you have done this year.   Santa will invite you to have a rummage in his sack and pull out something big, spectacular and impressive.

You can't really miss his grotto as its peppered with gin bottles and discarded mince pies

Visit Santa's Grotty here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/69/227/23

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Christmas Tree Ceremony



Christmas begins!

On Sunday, the Christmas Tree from Norway was lowered into place in London City.

Each year, a tree is given to the London by the City of Oslo, Norway.  It is token of gratitude to the people of the UK for their assistance during the war of 1940 - 1945.   This ceremony has taken place ever since.

Here is a video of the celebration..

World Aids Day




World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year (since 1988), is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.  https://www.worldaidsday.org/campaign/

Christmas in London City



Experience Christmas in London City.



Friday, November 29, 2019

Cliff comes to town, Saturday



Merry Cliffmas!  We present Cliff Richard in Concert this Saturday.

If you are a Cliff hanger then you will be thrilled that the British answer to Elvis is appearing on stage singing all of his hits.

Cliff who has enjoyed over a century at the top will perform his famous songs (and many more) including, Living Doll, Wired for Sound, The Young Ones, Some People, Carrie, Bachelor Boy(!), Tutti Frutti, Devil Woman -- to name but a few!

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Cliff and his 32 inch waist on stage at 1pm SL (9pm UK)
Teleport: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/122/109/24


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Exclusive Christmas Hat




Be the envy of your friends, as you celebrate this yuletide looking extra cool!

Collect your free and exclusive mesh hat for Christmas, from the doorway of the Freebie Megastore!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/102/209/24

Friday, November 22, 2019

The Ronettes Christmas Concert - Saturday in London City




Kicking off the Christmas Concerts, its The Ronettes!

On Saturday, you are invited to an evening with The Ronettes.

The Ronettes were an American pop girl group from New York.
The immensely popular Phil Spector sound of the 1960s, had the Ronettes pitched as their primary competition to Motown and the group charted nine times and are best known for Be My Baby, Baby I Love You and Da Doo Ron Ron.

Spector had a way of taking songs and renaming the band for each song even though it comprised of the same singers, (such as The Crystals).
Other temporary members who became famous after performing as backing for The Ronettes include Darlene Love and Cher.

Enjoy and evening with The Ronettes here in London City.   Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/110/107/24

The return of last names



The lab blogged yesterday about changes coming to the grid in January.  These include changes to event hosting, a new level of premium membership, marketplace fees.. and the return of last names!

Premium users will, for an additional fee, be able to change their first and last names!

You can of course choose any first name, but the last name will be from a list curated by the lab.   This is how it originally worked all those years ago.

Old last names from way back will not be available, but a user can select from an exhaustive list of new last names.

Additionally the lab is asking for name suggestions, so if you have one in mind you would really like to see, now would be a good time to suggest it!

You can see the full  official blog post here.



Wednesday, November 20, 2019

New Frock for Altamura from MiNat



Just arrived, this lovely two-tone seasonal party frock for the Altamura body.  This exclusive new freebie from MiNat, is only available in the Freebie Megastore.  Hurry on over and collect yours!

 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/119/217/24

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

London Houseboats





Affordable waterfront living at Tobacco Dock, London City's newest kitsch community.

Snap up one of these terrific houseboats before they are all gone!

Each parcel features built in privacy, usable personal water and a floating dock for your use (houseboat included).

Make Tobacco Dock your home
today, located in London City South.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20South/136/36/19


Monday, November 18, 2019

Trump Trash!



A second offering on the same day?  Surely not!?

Oh yes indeed, and this one you cannot possibly live without..   It's an Impeachment Special!  The Trump 2020 campaign hat!  Grab it now before he's tossed out of office, and impress your friends with more fine grot, straight out of the London City trash-can.

Collide with the bin to win a truly fanastic prize every time!


Thank you Wolfgang for this wonderful donation!

Christmas Antlers - Trash or Treasure?




Get a head start on Christmas with these antlers and magnificent balls!

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  Two sets of CHRISTMAS ANTLERS

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, November 15, 2019

Premiere: Gossip on Saturday



Gossip is an American Indie Rock band formed in 1999, that first charted in 2006 and fronted by singer Beth Ditto.

They are best known for their songs, Heavy Cross, Move in The Right Direction, Standing in the Way of Control, Love Long Distance and Perfect World.

You can enjoy a concert by Gossip performed by London City Players on Saturday.  Party in the Park begins at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) with the show an hour later.

Party in The Park:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/100/23


Friday, November 08, 2019

Simon & Garfunkel, Saturday



After a two year absence, the boys are back in town, this Saturday.

Formed in the 60's Simon and Garfunkel are one of the most enduring harmony acts still performing to this day.   Their hits include, Bridge Over Troubled Water, I Am a Rock, The Boxer, Mrs Robinson and the list goes on and on.

Join us for this sensational Concert here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/117/117/23  The party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and the Concert is at 1pm SL.

Friday, November 01, 2019

Early Bonfire Night at Lala's



Enjoy some glitz and some fabulous party tunes today at Lala's.

Madame Bailey has sprung from her own private means, for a box of Benwell Fireworks and some Sparklers, so we can all enjoy an early Bonfire Night at Lala's today.

Safety goggles will be provided.

The event is at 2pm SL time (9pm UK) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/241/38/23

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween!




Happy Halloween! 

Celebrate Halloween at Madame Lala's today at 2pm SL time (9pm UK) with DJ DeSantis playing spooky tunes!  Come on over for a right scary time!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/241/38/23



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

No Halloween Brexit Party



We have an event posted for a Brexit Party on Halloween evening. 

Needless to say, we were naively optimistic at the time of posting, and the UK isn't going anywhere this year.

In the meantime the UK is set to have yet another General Election on 12th December.  If you need to know which way to your polling station, just follow the groove made in the road by the public on their umpteen trips to the polls in the last couple of years.

Our Halloween party will be held at Madame Lala's on 31st October at 2pm SL time (9pm UK) with DJ DeSantis.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Darrius Gothly



It is very sad to have to let you know that Darrius Gothly, the programming talent behind "Rental Beam" and DGP4SL has died quite suddenly and unexpectedly.

Darrius  had battled ill health for several years, but was mostly present in Second Life, continuing to work on his products.  Moreover, he was an extremely decent man, friendly and very helpful.  He always went the extra mile for his clients and friends.

For those estates using The Rental Beam service add-on for CasperLet, his management team hopes to keep the service running.   They ask that for now, customers do not use the ticketing system and reach out directly to Mysti Nowles who is overseeing the project and its transition.

Darrius was a friendly jolly chap, and an amazingly gifted programmer.  He will be missed.




Monday, October 28, 2019

Bakes on Mesh



Last week we had a Bakes on Mesh lesson in London City.

Finally we all understood how useful it will be for adding/removing things like tattoos and hair bases just by clicking the item in the inventory, like in the olden days.

A world free from appliers! bring it on!

Another BoM lesson soon. Watch the blog for details.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Last nights invasion



Scenes from the amazing War Of The Worlds Show on Saturday.

A reminder that European clocks went back one hour last night, so until the rest of the world catches up on the time change, all events in London City will be an hour earlier than usual in SL time.