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


Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving



Thanksgiving commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1621.

Wishing our American friends across the great pond, a very happy Thanksgiving, from all of us in London City.  


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

Monday, November 25, 2019

Home For Christmas in London City



If you rent a land parcel and pay 4 weeks before 1st December, to avoid any unnecessary concerns that your rent will expire during the holiday season, we will extend your rental to 9th January.

With just one payment of 4 weeks, you are Home for Christmas with London City.



If you regularly visit London City and enjoy the community atmosphere, you may like the convenience of being able to build or rez your own home within a stones-throw of the centre of all the action in Second Life.

London City offers land plots where you can build or rez your own buildings and set home.  If you are not a builder, there are literally thousands of suitable houses available to purchase and rez.

You might be concerned about uninvited guests, but this is no problem at all because all parcels are highly configurable and offer total privacy and security. If you decide to set your land to 'private', only you and your guests can enter your parcel.  If you configure 'see and chat' no one else can see you inside your parcel.  If you set voice to the parcel channel, no one outside your parcel can hear you!

Of course you might be a party person and like strangers dropping by.  You can set your parcel to public access and the world and his wife can visit.    If someone annoys you, add them to your ban list!  Everything is configurable.

Each parcel comes with an impressive level of configuration to control your media, access and privacy.

The 'About Land' setting allows each tenant to configure:
Media/Music stream  settings
Deed Objects such as tv and radio changers
Eject and Freeze Residents
Eject from Group
Control Allowed and Banned Residents list
Set Home to Here
Return deeded objects
Set privacy (see & chat with others)
Set land to public or private access.

For more information or to see a list of available Residential Property, click the Rentals tab at the top of the page.





Sunday, November 24, 2019

And so it begins...



We can't help it if they have messed up with the Thanksgiving holiday this year, by moving it right onto the doorstep of December.  Time and tide wait for no man, and last night, London City kicked off its Christmas Season of Concerts with The Ronettes.

Every Saturday until Christmas, we have a festive show to help get you into the spirit!



Next week, it's time for Sir Cliff (and his 32 inch waist) and his Elton John hand-me-down syrup!

Don't forget its Substation today at 11am SL  (7pm UK) with Bailey and Coffee and their K-Tel tunes!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/25/221/17



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


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

World's End Pub - Bingo Night





The Worlds End Pub on Wednesday, is the place to be for Bingo and Pub Quiz fans.  Games are free to join and pay a cash jackpot for the most skilled and often the most lucky!

Bingo and a dance, every Wednesday at 11pm SL (7pm UK)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/36/12/24



Monday, November 11, 2019

Armistice Day




Armistice Day is observed every 11th November, to commemorate the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany on 11 November 1918.   This significant treaty brought an end to World War I.

It is marked by two minutes silence at 11am on the 11th November in respect and remembrance of the 20 million people who died during the conflict.

You can visit the Cenotaph in London City to pay respects and to collect a poppy to wear.  Clicking one of the wreaths will send you a link to the Royal British Legion.



Sunday, November 10, 2019

Remembrance Sunday





At 11am today,  11.11.2019, it will be 101 years since the end of World War I.

To commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

A service will be held today in world at the Cenotaph in London City at 3am SL  (11am UK)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/72/137/23

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.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot




Guy Fawkes - Loved to Party
Today is the 5th of November, the anniversary of  old rogue Guido Fawkes' (now rebranded as Guy Fawkes) attempt to blow up the King on England!

Let's have a potted history...

5th November, also known as Bonfire Night

Back in 1605, Guido Fawkes and his croanies wanted to protest on how Catholics were treated.

So they decided that they would try to blow up the Houses of Parliament, in particular the House of Lords, by smuggling in hundreds of gunpowder kegs into the cellar for a firework display of their own and try detonating them on 5th November as the King (James I) was opening Parliament.

Unfortunately for Guy Fawkes, one of his gang was a lag and would blab when he got smashed and word soon spread all over town about this amazing party they were planning. They were caught in the act without so much as a roman candle going off.
Penny for the Guy?

In those days execution was considered as a fitting punishment for minor crimes like stealing a loaf of bread.  So they decided on a more fitting punishment and decided to chop Guy Fawkes into bits, hang him for a couple of minutes, disembowel him and do other unmentionable things to embarrass him whilst he was still alive.

Since petty crime only resulted in the severing of limbs and sometimes being boiled in oil, this gruesome torture of being 'hung drawn and quartered' was reserved exclusively for traitors. 

Whilst Guy Fawkes was a bit of a shit, he is also widely regarded as a person who knew how to Party. 

This is still observed on 5th November every year, when people of Great Britain, literally burn money they don't have and cheer as they see it go up in flames and whoosh into the air and erupt as fireworks.. whilst those who are more sensible collect old logs, burn and effigy called a Guy and create a massive bonfire to roast their chestnuts.

Join us for a firework show today at Madame Lala's at 1pm SL (9pm UK)

Friday, November 01, 2019

Sir Tom on Saturday



Undies at the ready everyone!

London City presents the Welsh Sexbomb himself,  Sir Tom Jones in Concert.

Singing absolutely everything he ever made famous including, What's New Pussycat, Baby It's Cold Outside, Delilah, Sexbomb, Leave Your Hat On,  to his more recent songs, Sir Tom is bound to be a hit at the Party In The Park.

What's more, you can even win 250L

Party starts 1pm SLT.

PS: USA clocks go back one hour on Sunday Morning.


Teleport:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/121/111/24

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.






Saturday, October 26, 2019

Free Altamura Halloween Outfits



The lovely designer, MiNat has given the Freebie Megastore, a his and hers Altamura outfit especially for Halloween, as a FREE GIFT!

Get on your broomstick and fly on over to the Freebie Megastore to collect your scary 2019 constume.  They are located at the entrance: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/103/210/24

Also, please have a look at MiNat's Altamura Market Place store.  Wonderfully crafted clothing at stunningly low prices!  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/177242


Thursday, October 24, 2019

War of The Worlds Stage Show, Saturday 26th























































War of The Worlds comes to London City on Saturday!

On  30th October 1938 long before television, CBS broadcast a radio version of The War of The Worlds.

They mentioned several times at the start of the show that it was a dramatization.

The format of the show was that of a light music program, constantly interrupted by reporters giving an account of the aliens progressive invasion.

What the network had overlooked was that the average radio listener to jump stations throughout the evening.

As the play continued, more and more people tuned in to the War of The Worlds broadcast without realising it was a play. Furthermore the radio broadcast had used real town names instead of fictitious ones, and one by one each town fell into the hands of the Martians.

Panic ensued as whole towns, swept in waves of hysteria, packed their possessions and fled to surrounding areas.


A suicide was reported as one woman said she would rather die than be taken by the Martians. In another town there was a fatal stampede as residents desperate to leave trampled each other.

The following morning CBS were forced to hold a press conference to explain themselves and to apologize for the duress they had subjected their listeners to.

Ultimately with such intense press coverage, this catapulted the actor who has played the lead reporter, a young and unknown Orson Welles, into super-stardom.  Just three short years later, he wrote, produced, directed and starred in Citizen Kane.


Join us in London City on Saturday for the interactive stage show version of this most famous of classics.

Our evening begins with a huge mass of luminous gas erupting from Mars and heading towards Earth.

Across two-hundred-million miles of void, invisibly hurtling towards us, is the first of the missiles that will bring so much calamity.

Be part of this show.  Come dressed however you like, but to be in the cast and to dance on the stage, please wear turn of the century or steampunk clothing.  Men in cloth caps and working clothes, ladies in bustles or bonnets, or as maids.   Circa anytime between 1880 to 1940.


The event starts at 12pm SL Time (8pm UK)

Monday, October 21, 2019

Bakes on Mesh tutorial today



A reminder for today:  Monday October 21st, at 1pm SL (9pm UK)

London Support guru Elise Banx will be holding a tutorial for Bakes on Mesh.

If you would like to try out the tips and tricks during the class, you will need to have updated your viewer to support BoM.

It is being held in the London City Sandbox located here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/188/149/23



Friday, October 18, 2019

Michael Jackson in Concert on Saturday




The legendary Michael Jackson is appearing in Concert at London City Party in The Park on Saturday.

With Halloween rapidly approaching, we thought you might enjoy something strange.. This week, the theme is Halloween, win 250L for being the Best!

The party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Jacko on stage at 1pm SL.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/127/114/24


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Bakes on Mesh Tutorial



Bailey on Mesh
A date for your diary,  Monday October 21st, at 1pm SL (9pm UK)

London Support guru Elise Banx will be holding a tutorial for Bakes on Mesh.

If you would like to try out the tips and tricks during the class, you will need to have updated your viewer to support BoM.

The latest versions of Linden Lab Second Life ViewerFirestorm and Singularity all support BoM.

If you are using a mesh body, you will also need to collect the Bakes on Mesh version from a re-delivery or update terminal.

Elise will show us all how to apply layer style clothing and skins and offer other tips including how this new feature helps for a better experience for all by lowering Avatar Complexity.

Confused?  You won't be, after the Elise Banx Bakes on Mesh Tutorial.   It is being held in the London City Sandbox located here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/188/149/23

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Singularity Viewer Bakes on Mesh





Singularity Viewer is now bang up to date with all the latest offerings!
As of yesterday Bakes on Mesh is now included.  (Roughly speaking.. BoM is essentially an updated version of layer style clothing, which allows it to be worn on mesh bodies).

To download the latest build head to Singularity and Alchemy site and then click on the link at the bottom where it says Singularity Installer for Windows.

For those of you who have been using the test versions of Singularity, they have come to an end as the new nightly builds take over, to keep the viewer up to date.   This allows you to dip in at any time and grab the latest version and apply it.

If you are jumping across from the "test" builds and wish to preserve your settings,  you will need to copy the settings file across.  Here's how to do it.

To Open Command Prompt:  WindowsKey + R, then type CMD and press enter.

Now copy and paste these commands one line at a time..

cd  %appdata%\secondlife\user_settings     (Press Enter)

copy settings_singularitytest.xml settings_singularityalpha.xml  (Press Enter)

All done, you have copied your settings for the new Singularity.
One you are happy with the new installation, you can uninstall the old Singularity Test viewer.


London City is the official home of the Singularity store.  If you would like to support the project or get more information and tips and tricks, visit the store here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/189/196/24

For user to user help, you can join the inworld group:  on the top of the viewer click Help, then Singularity group.


Friday, October 11, 2019

Hazel O'Connor on Saturday



A special treat as we move towards Halloween..

London City's tribute to Breaking Glass, with Hazel O'Connor, from the 1980's Punk/New Wave scene.

The hit film starring Hazel O'Connor and Phil Daniels, and broke the UK box office in 1981.

The film was called Breaking Glass and charted the success of a post-Punk/New Wave singer 'Kate' from humble beginnings, singing in rowdy back street bars, to sudden super stardom and her eventual meltdown.

Hazel O'Connor wrote and performed all of songs from the movie and just like her character in the film, experienced a brief superstardom in the early 80s with songs, Black Man, Eighth Day, If Only, Writing on the Wall, D-Days, Who Needs It and her most famous of all, Will You, which remained in the charts for 14 weeks.

Come and enjoy the show on Saturday http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/128/113/23  

The Party starts at 12pm SLT (8pm UK), with the concert at 1pm SLT

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Signature Mesh Body shop opens in London City




In addition to Altamura mesh bodies which are already available in London City, we welcome Signature to the family, as they set up store in the new Body Shoppe, located just outside of the London City Gateway.

This one stop shop, will in time highlight the very best mesh bodies from various designers for you to compare side by side, before committing yourself to a style and shape that suits you.

You can visit the Body Shoppe here http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/106/239/23


Signature co-owner Raph Dirval, setting up the Alice and Gianni Bodies.