Sunday, March 31, 2019

Summer Time begins



The clocks in Europe went forward 1 hour in the night, and here in UK, British Summer time begins.

This means that we're back in sync with the USA and the standard 8 hour difference in SL time.  You can once again expect our events at regular SL times.

At 11am SL today (7pm UK) join Bailey and Coffee for Substation, and at 1pm SL (9pm UK), join Katty on the Beach for Quizzes and Music as Worlds End goes on the road.


Saturday, March 30, 2019

Billy Joel - Party in the Park



A tribute to Billy Joel, american singer, songwriter and musician who shot to fame in the early 1970's with Piano Man and who followed it up with a dozen more hits, is here in London City this weekend.

Join us from 12pm SL (8pm UK) for Party in The Park, with Billy Joel in Concert at 1pm SL.

The Party is here  http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/113/116/24

Friday, March 29, 2019

Let My People Go



Today, the 29th March, was to be the day that Britain would officially exit from the European Union.

But after almost three years of fruitless negotiations between our government and the EU, we are still no closer to finding a way out of the treaty. The EU has now decided on our behalf that our new exit date will be 12th April instead of  our chosen date.  They can do this because international law supersedes national law.

Presumably these three extra weeks of further wrangle and uncertainty will make all the difference, but for whom?

Today the Prime Minster, once again presented her exit deal for a vote, but it was defeated yet again by 286 to 344 votes.

Although the default is to leave the EU on the 12th April with no-deal, the house has rejected this, and also rejected eight other exit strategies.  Additionally it has rejected, No-Brexit and a second referendum.

The EU has just declared an impromptu summit on 10th April, no doubt to extend the date we are leaving again.   It seems the EU has the intention of never letting Britain leave, and that our Parliament is supporting this.

In fact, it seems that the only people who want to leave the European Union, are us, the Electorate, where 52% of us voted in favour of leaving.

London City had planned a host of activities around this momentous Brexit occasion, including a carnival focusing on the  positives of taking back our sovereignty, but alas, the EU is not releasing their grip just yet,  and so therefore our celebratory festivities are currently on hold.

If we do ever manage to leave, we will resurrect these planned festivities, that we had hoped to bring you this weekend!






Monday, March 25, 2019

A new View(er) of the Hub area





A busy week in London City, saw not only the Gateway remodelled for Spring, but also the main Plaza Hub area of London City revamped to give it a more summery look!

These pictures are taken using the new Singularity Test viewer, with the PyFX filters which, because they appear on screen in real-time just like Windlight settings, can be used not only for your personal ambience, but for pictures and video too!

The Singularity Developers are working feverishly to bring out a full release of the viewer very soon!

More news as it happens.






Sunday, March 24, 2019

The Weekend continues



Today at 12pm SL time (7pm UK) Join Bailey and Coffee for Substation Retro, followed by Katty on the beach with the Worlds End quizzes and some great tunes from 1pm SL time.

Here are some pictures from Neil Diamond, last night in London.





Friday, March 22, 2019

Neil Diamond to Rock London



It is the weekend and the clubs will be open all night, so be sure to have a visit of the venues and take part in some great contests with Cash prizes.  Best nip to the supermarket for a bottle of red whilst you're at it.  It's going to be a long night!

On Saturday our main event at Party In The Park will be the legendary Neil Diamond in Concert.  Neil will be singing all of the famous songs from over the years and this is a concert not to be missed.

The party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and Neil Diamond and his band takes to the stage at 1pm SL (9pm UK).

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Bremain




The EU referendum was the largest ever democratic vote in the UK, with 33 million people taking part and 17 million (52%) voting to leave the EU.


With just 9 days to go before we are due to leave the EU, this week Brexit is sounding more like Bremain.  Politicians on both sides of the house, are doing everything they can to overturn the will of the people they represent and to thwart Brexit once and for all.

You can make your voice heard by flying the flag of your choice, "Leave means Leave", or opt for the Tony Blair approach of "Stop Brexit", regardless of how the people voted!

They are available just outside the Freebie Megastore here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/102/223/24

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Gateway Makeover




The Gateway is receiving a makeover as part of the "Spring refresh".  The new layout establishes the 'city mood', before new residents enter the main London City regions.

New users now have to opportunity to do a bit of freebie shopping in London streets, go charity shop shopping, visit the fair, or sail on the boating lake, whilst learning the basics of Second Life.

We hope you like the look of the new layout.


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day




Good morning, and how is your head?

A friend of mine once said to me, that if he woke up with a few bruises on a Sunday morning, he knew it had been a good Saturday night.    If SL bodies bruised, there would be as grid-wide shortage of witch hazel today.

We celebrated last night with The Dubliners, and boy did we have a ball.  It is not over yet, as today is St. Patrick's day itself and Substation at 12pm SL and then Worlds End on the Beach from 2pm SL will continue the celebrations!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day everyone.. pass the aspirin.


Friday, March 15, 2019

Dubliners on Saturday



It is the St. Patrick's Day Weekend, the biggest piss-up since New Years Eve!

Get down to the shops early to make sure you get all the grog you need.  With St. Pat's being a Saturday this year, you can be sure of long queues in the Guinness isle!

Join us in London City for Irish jigs, Irish Pub Songs and Folk Songs and The Dubliners!

The Dubliners are here in concert (so they are).  Drinks will be flowing, (so they will), the fife will be playing (so it will) and we'll all be singing along to famous folk music.  If you don't know the words, the just keep supping-up until you do.

Party in The Park starts at 1pm SL (8pm UK) with the show at 2pm SL.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/97/110/23

Here is a quick recap on last years St Patrick's Days Weekend

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Covenant update



We have reviewed and updated the Covenant for London City.

The covenant is reviewed to ensure that everyone can enjoy the best possible experience when visiting London City.

Please review it here https://mainlandlondon.blogspot.com/p/covenant.html

You can also view the covenant in-world by clicking the About Land bar at the top of the screen.

Changes v2.46 March 2019 -

    -   Annoyance: Conference calls
    -   Concerts; dancing cars and horses breaks ambiance.
    -   Removed adboards rule, it is included in the adboard itself.
    -   Rentals Saturation: amalgamation of prims.
    -   Various rephrasing for clarity.



Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Old Bull and Bush




The wartime pub in London City.

The pub has its own voice parcel, 24 hour 1940's radio stream, board games, drinks and leader board competitions.

Today we added a game of draughts (checkers) which uses proper rules, where you can take a whole series of your opponents pieces if you line them up correctly.

So keep an eye on the pub, its a bit of leisurely fun and its all come together quite nicely.

You can visit the Bull and Bush here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/48/184/24


Some people are such bad losers





Sunday, March 10, 2019

Irish Festival Continues



Last night, it was your chance to swoon to the wonderful tone of Ireland's finest, Mr Joe Dolan.

Today in London City, Substation is open from 12pm SL (yes the American clocks changed overnight) and then Katty on the Beach with Substation from 2pm SL time.




Friday, March 08, 2019

Joe Dolan on Saturday



Continuing the Irish Festival for St Patrick's, top entertainer Joe Dolan in Concert on Saturday.

Joe Dolan was an Irish entertainer and recording artist.

He is known mainly for his flamboyant shows which include many well know standards and for his high pitched singing voice, without using falsetto, which is reminiscent of Greek singer Demis Roussos.

Whilst Joe never achieved notable chart success in America, he regularly toured the States and played a residency in Vegas.  In Ireland he is the only Irish singer to have charted in the top ten in each decade from the 1960s onwards.

Joe Dolan died in 2007, but his talents live on and whilst you may not be familiar with the singer you will certainly know the songs and enjoy Joe's rendition.

On Saturday we invite you to enjoy this remarkable entertainer at Party in The Park.

Party starts at 1pm SL (8pm  UK) and the show is an hour later at 2pm SL.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/96/104/23

Friday, March 01, 2019

Kenny Rogers on Saturday




Kenny Rogers, born 1938, after appearing in many bands, launched his solo career in 1976.

He first became famous in 1977 with the single Lucille and on the strength of that, his first album imaginatively entitled Kenny Rogers became a number 1 selling album in the States.

More hits soon followed with, Ruby, Coward of The County, Lady, The Gambler and then he hit stratospheric fame with Dolly Parton in 1983 with the platinum selling Islands In The Stream, which was recently voted the most popular country hit single of all time.

In November 2017, Kenny, now suffering from severe mobility issues due to unsuccessful hip replacement surgery which has seen him largely confined to a wheelchair in recent years, decided to hang up his hat and retire from Showbiz.

We invite you to enjoy an evening with Kenny Rogers as he plays London City on Saturday.
The party starts at 12pm SL time (8pm UK), with the Concert an hour later at 1pm SL time.

Concert area: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/101/107/23