Friday, March 17, 2017
Happy St Patrick's Day!
Join us in London City to wet the head of St. Pat and enjoy some great parties.
At 12pm SLT / 7pm UK head to Bar Soho for their Irish Parade http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/186/197/24
And from 2pm SLT / 9pm UK, Bailey at Madame Lala's is entertaining the Irish with her own brand of luck. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/241/38/23
Tomorrow is our main party, with a brand new Dubliners concert especially for the day at Party in the Park from 1pm SLT.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
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!
Friday, March 10, 2017
There are few recording artists who are considered an example of 'cool' throughout their careers and remain there long after their death, but Johnny Cash is one such person.
The American singer-songwriter was one of the top selling music artists of all time, selling more than 90 million records worldwide.
Drug and alcohol abuse featured prominently in his early career until he met and fell in love with June Carter, who was independently famous as part of the bible singing Carter Family. Cash said he had an epiphany when meeting Carter and his devotion for her made him clean up his habits and embrace the teachings of the Lord. (Everyone say Hallelujah!)
Johnny Cash is best know for songs, Hurt, A Boy Named Sue, Ghost-riders, Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, When The Man Comes Around, Jackson and Walk The Line.
He is appearing as a solo act for the first time ever in London City with a brand new show on Saturday and you are invited to spend some time with this great icon.
The party starts at 12pm SLT (8pm UK), with the concert an hour later at 1pm SLT.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
The only pub in the British Isles that still serves fried chicken and chips on a red serviette in a basket. Scampi is also available, as well as Betty Turpin's Hot Pot.
The pub is open throughout the week and features many themed events, including Bingo on Wednesdays from 11am SL (7pm UK), Saturday Night Knees up from 11am SL (7pm UK) and a Cash for Questions quiz every Sunday from 1pm SL (9pm UK)
POSH BINGO TODAY at 11AM SL
Visit The Worlds End here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/36/21/24
Friday, March 03, 2017
Everyone loves a bit of Willie. He has been popular as part of the Highwayman concerts, but this weekend, he's out on his own appearing in London City as part of our Folk Festival.
Songs written and performed by Willie Nelson include, On the Road Again, Always on my Mind, Crazy, City of New Orleans and Pancho and Lefty.
Come and yeehaw with the great man himself!
The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and Willie takes to the stage at 1pm SL.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Want to have a conversation with a group of people without broadcasting to the whole region?
The voice lounge in London City has its own private voice and sound parcel, separate from the hub area.
This gives residents the chance to chat on voice, uninterrupted by sounds, music and gestures from outside of the lounge area. The lounge is also voice enabled 24 hours, so during concerts and shows, residents can still use this area undisturbed by other events happening in London City.
Visit the Voice Lounge: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/101/169/24
Saturday, February 25, 2017
A brand new concert for Saturday: Diana Ross
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.
Friday, February 17, 2017
A largely forgotten legend, compared as the British voice of Ethel Merman and all the tragedy of Judy Garland is appearing in London City on Saturday.
The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show at 1pm SL.
It is hard to believe that Dorothy Squires, now so forgotten was once the highest paid British singer.
Famous for her belting voice, her outrageous ball gowns and an unbridled and profane temper, Dorothy Squires was a sensation that swept the country in the 1950's and beyond.
In 1953 she married the then unknown actor Roger Moore who was 12 years her junior and used her substantial clout with the right people in Hollywood to get him into movies and television series.
As Roger Moore's career took off, hers began to slide. Throughout the 1960's she tried to keep her career in momentum, but she suffered from the emerging popularity of the sounds created by new and younger singers, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield and Sandy Shaw.
Squires and Moore separated in 1961, when Moore left her to move in with Luisa Mattioli. Squires refused to divorce him without a substantial settlement and Moore could not re-marry until an agreement was reached and the divorce was finalised 8 years later in 1969.
Now aged 55 she managed to chart one final time with her own cover of "My Way". New concerts followed at the Palladium, which Squires had hired herself at substantial cost, but her shows sold out in hours and she managed to cover her costs.
By 1971 Dorothy Squires career was almost at and end. She undertook the first of 30 court cases which would keep her as the focal point in newspapers for the next 15 years.
She successfully sued the News of The World for a story they printed about her and Moore entitled "When love turned sour".
Her new career of suing people for libel began to turn bad when she dragged actor Kenneth More through the courts for accidentally referring to Mattioli as Roger Moore's wife when Moore was still married to Squires at the time. She lost the case.
In 1973 she was charged with high kicking a taxi driver when he threw her out of his cab for being disorderly. The same year she was charged with trying to "bribe" a BBC producer to play her records, but the case was dropped.
In 1974 her house burned down and she managed to escape the inferno clutching her jewels and love letters from Roger Moore. She moved to a new house in Bray, which flooded three weeks later.
In 1982 she was banned from the high courts. The high court declared her to be a Vexatious Litigant due to the number of bizarre cases she had taken out against other wealthy people seeking compensation for things said about her. This move by the courts ended her ability from commencing any further legal action without the express permission of the court. She never got this permission and she was never able to sue again.
Now broke due to the enormous amount of costs incurred losing nearly all of her court cases, Squires accepted the home provided by an adoring fan in Wales. She retired there and lived out the rest of her life as a recluse. She died of lung cancer in 1998 at the age of 83.
She is probably the chief architect of all her bad luck, caused by an obsession of pursuing the fame she had once enjoyed, which had come and gone. Her refusal to realise that fame is fleeting was perhaps her undoing.
That said, she puts on a magnificent (if not a slightly bizarre camp comedy) show, so we hope you will enjoy us for a rather tongue in cheek cabaret concert, celebrating the superstardom of Miss Dorothy Squires.
Friday, February 10, 2017
On Saturday, join us for a special show to celebrate Valetines Day.
Matt Monro, sometimes known as the Singing Bus Driver, was a British male vocalist whose career spanned the late 1950s 60s and 70s.
In the 1960s Matt Monro hit international fame and left for America, spending the next 20 years performing concerts and in Las Vegas, before returning to the UK shortly before his death in 1985 at just 54.
He sang the opening movie scores to The Italian Job (On Days Like These), From Russia With Love and Born Free and is best known for songs, Portrait of My Love, If I Never Sing Another Song, We're Gonna Change The World, The Impossible Dream and Walk Away (later recorded by Elvis).
Join us for a romantic evening, with Matt Monro appearing for the first time ever in London City.
Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK), and the Show begins an hour later at 1pm SL
Concert Area TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/98/107/24
Sunday, February 05, 2017
-= BETA TESTING - This is a new complimentary service being added to London City =-
-= Applications, comments and feedback to Torric Rodas please =-
Sandbox with 3 hour auto-return. You must have "London City Plus" group Active to use this Sandbox.
A supplementary level of access to London City, such as the ability to rez objects within the London City West Region
To be a member of this group you must:
* be known to us
* be trustworthy and responsible
* be a regular visitor and participant
* have payment info on file
* be 30 days old or more
* 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!
If you rez vehicles, bear in mind they will be at the mercy of Auto-return in other regions. Please do not drive vehicles in pedestrian areas.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Just as you recover from Christmas, Valentines day is here. So in RL prepare to have your funds drained all over again. But it need not be like that in Second Life. London City has lots of romantic events throughout February where the entertainment is absolutely free!
Also, with over 4,500 unique visitors each and every day and thousands of new residents every week, London City is a prime place to find your soul mate for your Second Life adventure.
The fun starts here!
Sunday, January 29, 2017
In an attempt to cut down on outbound email traffic to fake or expired email accounts, Linden Lab has set up a verification option in the "change email" setting on your Second Life Dashboard.
Non verified email addresses will shortly stop receiving emails and offline messages from the lab.
To continue to receive email, log on to the Dashboard at SecondLife.Com, go to the Account section on the left hand side and choose: Change Email, then click "verify" at the top right.
You will receive an email from Second Life Team:
And upon clicking it, it will take you to the verification page:
Upon verification,You will continue to receive emails and offline messages to your email account.
Friday, January 27, 2017
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.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Robbie Williams is an English Singer and Songwriter. Originally a member of the Take That band, be split from them in 1995 to have his own solo career.
His first seven albums all reached the number 1 position and he is best known in his solo career for songs, Angels, Let me Entertain You, Rock DJ, Come Undone, Feel, She's The One, Supreme and more recently Love My Life.
Enjoy Robbie Williams this Saturday at Party in The Park. Party from 12pm SLT (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SLT.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Thank you to Kotaku and to Second Life Newser for their coverage of President Trump's Inauguration here in London City. We're glad you enjoyed it.
Check out this video from Kotaku of events here:
The Party continues right now with the Inauguration Ball at Madame Lala's.
Friday, January 06, 2017
Join us on Saturday in Regent's Park for Roy Orbison in London City.
Roy Orbison, The Big O, was an American singer/songwriter best known for his songs, Crying, Only The Lonely, Oh Pretty Woman, Running Scared, You Got It and many more hits.
Contrary to popular belief, the reclusive Orbison wore big black sunglasses not because he was blind or cross eyed. He adopted them because he suffered terrible stage fright (which prevented him touring) and found them to be a useful shield between himself and the world outside.
Roy died in 1988 aged just 52. A year later, You Got It became the final song of Roy Orbison's to chart inside the top ten.
Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the Concert and hour later at 1pm SL.
Friday, December 16, 2016
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.
Although poor Demis died in January 2015 his legend lives on, so come and enjoy an evening with Demis Roussos at 12pm SL this Saturday.