Showing posts with label London City. Show all posts
Showing posts with label London City. Show all posts

Friday, August 11, 2017

A tribute to Glen Campbell - Saturday




In a change to our advertised show this week, we are presenting Glen Campbell's Goodbye Tour, in tribute to this legend, who died on Monday.

Glen Campbell's career spans over 50 years.  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.

In 2011 he announced that after many years of suffering short term memory loss, it was in fact the effects of Alzheimer's disease and that his ability to perform and record music was coming to an end.

Throughout 2012 and 2013, Glen Campbell performed a worldwide Goodbye tour for all his fans to enjoy his music one last time. 

Join us here in London City at 12pm SL (8pm UK) this Saturday for a Concert, celebrating the career of the Rhinestone Cowboy as he rides off into the sunset.


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Eyes down for bingo at The Worlds End Pub




Come on over and join us for a session of cash prize bingo.  Bingo starts at 11am SLT (7pm UK time).  And it runs for 2 hours.  The first person to get a line up wins Lindens.

DJ Katty will be entertaining you with her tunes.  So get your dabbers on the ready and try your luck at winning some bingo!

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/41/29/23




Friday, August 04, 2017

Bob Marley on Saturday



This month is all about Carnival, Sunshine, Reggae, Beach and Surf.   Enjoy the height of Summer here in London City.

We start the month with Bob Marley and its reggae all the way, with acts including Simply Red, UB40, John Holt and then
a surfer party with The Beach Boys.

This Saturday at 12pm SLT, the Carnival kicks off with Bob Marley and The Wailers

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Athletics News




The spectators looked on in awe and the crowd went wild.  It was the Final of The International Musical Chairs heat, last night in London City.  

Congratulations to Olympic athlete, Jamie for winning the supreme championship, despite the handicap of playing in a pair of Jimmy Choo's.   Jamie wins a gold coloured kitchen chair that Mr Trump would be happy to have in his dinette.

Where else can grown adults have so much fun?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Belgrave Square Sandbox





The London City sandbox has a 3 hours auto-return.  Members of  "London City Plus" can now take advantage of this sandbox in the City.

To be a member of this group you must:
* be known to us
* be trustworthy and responsible
* know what you're doing
* have no previous governance issues within the London City Estate.

Please clean up after yourself.  No weapons testing, no heavy scripts or massive objects.  Build on the ground!

You are welcome to rez vehicles, but bear in mind they will be at the mercy of Auto-return in other regions.  Please do not drive vehicles in pedestrian areas.

Enjoy!

Location:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/194/141/23

Friday, July 21, 2017

Premier: Emmylou Harris Concert



Emmylou Harris is an American singer and songwriter.

Back in the 60s she was spotted by Gram Parsons who recognized her special talent of introducing harmonies that the song writers had overlooked.  After Gram's untimely and bizarre death, Emmylou went solo and carved her own career.

She has recorded with Bob Dylan, John Denver, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, Neil Young and most recently toured with Mark Knopfler.

In 1995 she diverged from country for a new Indy-style sound for her album "Wrecking Ball", which was panned by critics as career suicide, and yet sold more then 5 million copies.  Since then Emmylou has periodically, continued to dip her toes into this unique style of music.

She went on to win 13 Grammy's and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Emmylou Harris appears for the first time ever in London City on Saturday.   The party begins at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL time.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/102/23

Monday, July 17, 2017

Trash or Treasure?



People are always throwing things away in the litter bins in London City.   You never know quite what you will find in there.  A useful gadget or even some cash.   By walking up to the bin a random gift will be given to you.

You can visit the litter bin in Regent's Park here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/88/205/23

And the reason for this reminder?  There is a wonderful Trump Anti-Stress doll for you to shake.

With over a hundred items in the trash can, be sure to visit it regularly!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

SUBSTATION with Coffee and Bailey




Coffee and Bailey, the 2 oldest jocks of the Airwaves, are appearing again today at Substation in London City.

Join us for a couple of hours of fun as this accomplished drag act, play their old camp vinyl.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/27/221/17

Starts 11am SL (7pm UK)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Drifters - Beach Party on Saturday



Well, Saturday night at eight o'clock, I know where I'm gonna go... To the Drifters Beach Concert in London City!

Spanning fifty years (and counting) and with sixty Drifters members so far, this is America's longest running band.

Their songs include, Saturday Night at The Movies, More Than a Number in my Little Red Book, On Broadway, Kissin' In The Back Row of The Movies, There Goes My Baby, This Magic Moment and many many more.

The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and The Drifters are on stage at 1pm SL.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Amy MacDonald on Saturday



In concert on Saturday, Amy MacDonald the Scottish singer, songwriter and composer, who shot to fame in 2008 with her debut album, This Is The Life.  Her hits include, Mr Rock & Roll, Poison Prince, Let's Start a Band and Run.

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL.

Join us here http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/109/111/24

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Take Part in The Pride Parade on Sunday





On Sunday, we have our annual Pride Parade.   To take part, all you need is a wearable car or preferred mode of transport, and attach some pridey bits to your avatar as we make a spectacle of ourselves in London City.   The Parade starts 9am SL time (5pm in the UK).

Check out the Parade from last year and get involved!


Friday, June 23, 2017

Saturday - Pride Day in London City




It is Pride day on Saturday in London City.  Get your Pride outfits on and head over for a great day out in Second Life's most popular destination.

At 9am SL time, Judy Garland takes to the stage with a flagon of  Gin to warble her most famous tunes, including Putting on The Ritz, Rockabye Your Babe, Swanee and Over The Rainbow.

At 11am its all over to Worlds End Pub for their Pride Party, with Katty and Coffee.

At 12pm SL time, its the Pride Party and at 1pm SL time, Headlining the event is the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer.

To translate these times into UK.. the party starts at 5pm UK.

Don't forget the Pride Parade on Sunday.  Get a wearable vehicle and tart it up by attaching some bits to yourself and sit in your motor.  Easy!

Visit Pride in London City



Sunday, June 18, 2017

London City SL14B



You can't miss us!  London City Gateway's SL14B exhibit is located on the exit from the main welcome Island at "SL14B Impressive" region, and right next to the labs Governance Linden Teams parcel.

Visit our destination here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL14B%20Beguile/37/104/23




Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sansar News



Lab executive, Pete Linden, who leads the marketing team and is also known as Sansar_Peter on Reddit has been answering questions this week about the new Sansar VR platform.

Most relevant to Second Life users, is how Sansar will compare with Second Life.   As the Lab has always stated, Sansar is not intended to be a replacement for Second Life and is certainly not SL2, but its own unique platform, offering the latest cutting-edge technology with a focus on 3D VR.

When asked about VR Headsets and will they be required for Sansar, Pete says:

Great question. No, it's not required - but definitely recommended. Every experience created with Sansar can be accessed with an HMD (currently, Oculus Rift & HTC Vive) and/or via PCs. 

Certainly you can still create, explore, and socialize in PC mode, but the experience is definitely richer in VR, and I'd encourage you to think of Sansar as a platform for VR experiences (that can also be accessed in PC mode) in the near term for a couple of reasons. The VR experience is more engaging, not only visually, but also in terms of interactions with other people and the virtual environment. For example - picking up a sword and having a duel with someone else, or shooting hoops on a virtual basketball court with friends, or even just waving to someone you meet are all a lot of fun in VR and are interactions that don't really make sense (and aren't currently possible) in PC mode. 

Asked about whether SL users will are going to like Sansar, he replied:

To be totally honest, I think there will initially be a mixed reaction from SL regulars. Some will love Sansar and what's possible with this platform from the start, while others will be disappointed that it doesn't (yet, at least) meet their expectations or hopes of what it should be. 

I've seen both reactions from SL creators who have joined preview. Some are excited about what they can create and do now, and what they'll be able to do in the future. Others - particularly if they're expecting Sansar to be "SL2" - can be disappointed about things not working the way they're used to in SL, capabilities that are important to them in SL but not (yet, at least) available in Sansar, etc. 

We try to be as clear as we can in repeating that Sansar isn't intended to replace SL nor to be a sequel version of it. I'd encourage SL regulars to check out Sansar from that perspective and to bear in mind that even when we open creator beta, there will still be many features and further functionality yet to come.

All that said, creators in preview have already made some awesome social VR experiences with Sansar, and some of my personal favorites have been made by SL users, so I'm eager to see the swell of creativity when we open creator beta and even more creators join.

Sansar is due for open Beta release during this summer.

To find out lots more information about Sansar, check out the Reddit forums



 Pete Linden visits London City

Monday, June 12, 2017

London City - Seaside





On Sunday, CoffeeQueen, Landa and me, went to the London City Pier for an adventure on the rollercoaster, a paddle in the water and a donut (or two).


The seaside in London City West, is a great place to chill-out and perhaps to escape the busy city life of our main region London City.


You can take a boat out on the water, or ride around the seaside and surrounding areas on a nifty Butlins style bike with your friends.


So next time, you want a break from it, head to London City West and explore the new seaside area and enjoy a free ice cream on the pier, but watch out for the gulls.


Visit the seaside here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/210/79/24


Friday, June 09, 2017

Margarita Pracatan at PRIDE in London City



Margarita Pracatan is a Cuban singer who found unexpected success in the 1990s.

Her big break came on the Clive James TV show where each week Margarita would play out the show, singing  her own unique rendition of a beautiful ballad performed on a Casio electronic organ, often with an unusually fast beat.

Now as part of London PRIDE she  performs a breathtaking show with an unusual orchestra.

A show not to be missed!

Party starts 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm.

Check out the video from Margarita's first trip to London City:



Wednesday, June 07, 2017

London on Sea - Rollercoaster



Check out our progress on the beach scene in London City West.

An area to sunbathe and enjoy a barbie to the West of the Pier and to the East, an adventure playground.  Have a go on the latest rides as this area springs into life.  Brand new today, the Rollercoaster!  Have fun.

Summer in the City! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/212/69/24


Monday, May 29, 2017

Beach Party and BBQ on now!





It is Bank Holiday Monday, so get your beach wear on and head over to the pier and enjoy a Beach Party and BBQ with surfer songs, great company and a Jet ski race!

3am Second Life time  (11am in the UK)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/188/87/23 

Friday, May 26, 2017

ABBA on Saturday



The amazing ABBA show comes to London City on Saturday for Party in The Park.

Singing all their top tunes, this most famous band of all time will have your avatars dancing in the aisles.

Classic Disco at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and the main concert is at 1pm SL (9pm UK). This is a very popular event, so claim your space on the dance floor early!

TP to Concert area