Showing posts with label Regents Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Regents Park. Show all posts

Monday, April 02, 2012

Weekend in Review - March 30th to April 1st



Good grief...what an insane weekend in London City.  My bunions have bunions from all that dancing.

On Friday we had a change to the usual running order as the usual night at Bar Soho was cancelled to make way for an event by Gallery Xue in Trafalgar Square.  It proved to be an absolute sim packer with people floating around the fountain.


After the Gallery Xue event, we headed over to Madame Lala's London Revue for another round of mayhem and madness.  A Best in 80s contest proved to be challenging on the eyes...leg warmers. leotard, bad perm...and that was just me.

Saturday at World's End saw a Best in Super Hero contest, which provided a great warm up to the big event that was to follow - Queen in Regent's Park.  It was a long concert (at around two hours) but the punters were kept happy with plenty of toe-tapping, hand-clapping and foot-stomping favourites.


Later at Lezbo there was a Best in Sci Fi contest that saw all kinds of madness - from aliens to robots - unleashed on the dance floor!

On Sunday, as it was the first of the month, there was a tea leaf reading at The Tea House by Lord of the Teapot.

This lead nicely in to a special event in the Hub - a L$3000 giveaway!  Both events drew in the crowds...in fact, they were queuing out of the door for tea leaf readings.


Later on Sunday we had the grand opening of the new venue beneath Comptons.  It is a fab and groovy 60s club called Substation. We were all magically transported back to 1967 with the music, hair and fashions.



After that, we had a Best in Under The Sea contest at Lezbo, which rounded the weekend off in suitably madcap style, with sea turtles, whales and merfolk!

Stay tuned for news of next weekends events - a nice long weekend...heaven only knows what will happen...




Monday, December 26, 2011

Weekend in Review - 23-25 December



Season's greetings from London City and auntie Bailey.  forgive the smell of sprouts permeating this blog posting for the weekend...it is the Christmas season, after all.

We managed to have a rather sedate and classy Christmas in London City, which just goes to show that miracles do happen!

On Friday we dispensed with the usual Bar Soho and Madame Lala's London Revue combo again and had a Party in the Park instead.  It was something different as it was a brand new tribute concert featuring Demis Roussos and contained a selection of festive favourites along side Demis classics.

The band and Demis (above) and party people (below)
On Christmas Eve we had another crack at the Proms in the Park.  It had proved to be such a hit earlier in the year, but this time it was given a Christmas twist and seemed to be well received by a very merry crowd - I suspected that most of them had already opened the seasonal booze reserves...I know the players on stage had!

The Proms players
Some of the festive party goers
The players take to the fabulous festive stage
 Christmas Day was a quiet day - no events, just people hanging out as and when they could and spreading cheer.  A random prize giver added to Comptons pub was picked bare and I spied a few people having a go at the trivia machine too.

Stay tuned for more news from London City as it happens!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Weekend in Review - 21-23 October



All the usual insanity occurred over the weekend in London City.  Bar Soho.  Madame Lala's.  The bus journey of death between the two...  We had a Best In Sportswear contest at Bar Soho on Friday as a special request from one of our loyal patrons...and she actually polled the most votes in the contest!

Two things have taken the emphasis over the weekend.  The first was the announcement of London City 3 coming in to existence to complement the existing two areas.  Already it is taking shape nicely thanks to the dedicated builder.

The second thing that played a major part this weekend was the first ever Take That tribute concert in Regent's Park.  It went down spectacularly well and attendance on sim was in the mid nineties at it's height, which isn't a bad turnout for a grown up boyband!

Gary, Mark, Jason and Robbie...alas Howard was stuck in a motorway cafe as his moped broke down
An eager crowd enjoying the delights of the band
Next weekend promises to be spooktacular as it is Halloween!  Get your pumpkins ready now!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Weekend in Review - 7-9 October



A totally insane weekend in London City...makes a change!

As always we started out at Bar Soho before moving down the road to Madame Lala's London Revue for a tribute concert featuring Welsh hip swiveller, Mr Tom Jones.  He warbled his way through a selection of hit choons, much to the joy of the assembled crowd.

Tom on stage - being menaced by members of the audience
On Saturday we had an impromptu gig from Joan Baez in Trafalgar Square as part of a protest for peace, which saw much hippy placard waving.

Later on Saturday there was a Party in the Park with a contest theme of Best in Glasses in honour of the star attraction, Elton John!  The place was packed out and thankfully as so many people opted for dark glasses, Elton's outfit did not seem nearly so bright.

Elton at the piano
Some of the crowd shaking their bits for Elton
Sunday saw a change of pace at Comptons pub...well, several changes of pace actually as we had a good old fashioned hoedown with DJ Billy (the kid).  Country tunes and line dancing spectacular ensued.  It turned out to be an unexpected hit with the punters.

Line dancers...but who is gonna clean up that floor?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekend in Review - 23-25 September



Another weekend of craziness in London City.  It began at Madame Lala's London Revue following a Best in Leather party at Bar Soho.  The incomparable Ruby Babylon gave a tribute to Dolly Parton that was a hit with the crowd that assembled.  No one could take their eyes off Ruby's dress; in much the same way that people can't take their eyes off a terrible accident.

The crowd look on anxiously as fireworks are unleashed so close to so much hairspray...

So much 'talent' that even the microphone didn't know where to put itself
The Saturday Party in the Park witnessed the return of a tribute to Swedish sensations ABBA.  Party goers descended on to Regent's Park en masse, with numbers on the sim peaking in the nineties for the concert and Best in Flares contest

Revellers frolic on the dance floor as ABBA perform a selection of their hits.
On Sunday night the action moved to Comptons pub for Open Mic night.  The usually rowdy audience became unusually reticent at the thought of performing.  Thankfully, Brian Narstrom was on hand, well on mic and guitar actually to provide some entertainment.

Brian Narstrom
As well as Brian, we also had an impromptu visit from Lehman Shinn, who made his debut on Comptons stage and was well received by the audience.
Lehman Shinn
London City's own Madame Lala stormed the stage for a tribute to Dame Edna Everage, but thankfully Brian returned for an encore performance to round the evening off in style.

Madame Lala plots her assault on the stage (in towering hair and voluminous gown)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Weekend in Review - 20-21 August



The usual weekend madness fell across London City at the weekend.  As always, we kicked off the weekend with a party at Bar Soho.  DJ Ruby took to the turntables and treated the Best in Green crowd to some wild tunes before we all moved on to Madame Lala's London Revue to see us in to the wee small hours of Saturday morning.

On Saturday we had a real treat as Billy Joel and his band joined us a for a concert in the park.



Sunday was a new experience for everyone as there was a brand new DJ at Comptons pub - Bailey Saxmundham (oh wait...that's me!)

Next weekend is a long weekend in England and we have some special treats lined up...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Happy Birthday To...Us!



This weekend (August 13th and 14th), we are celebrating one year of Soho.  London City favourite Mapoo Little will be in concert in Regent's Park on Saturday at 1pm SLT.  Mapoo will be treating us to a slection of Motown tunes in a show that promises to be as spectacular as always.  Sunday sees Britt McMahon take to the stage at Comptons (also at 1pm SLT) for a selection from none other than the King of Cool himself, Mr Dean Martin!

It is sure to be a fantastic celebration, so come along and join us!


Monday, August 08, 2011

Weekend in Review



Total insanity at the weekend in London City.  The Friday event at Bar Soho (Best in Green) proved to be a warm up for the later event at Madame Lala's London Revue, which got the weekend off to a rocking start with special guest Tina Turner.

On Saturday we had a party in the park that proved to be a fantastic event and exceeded everyone's expectations.  The special guest was Australian musician, singer-songwriter, composer, painter and television personality, Mr Rolf Harris!  A free didgeridoo and extra leg were available as gifts for visitors.  The backing band were very enthusiastic and took to pogo sticks for 'Tie Me Kangaroo Down' and donned their extra legs to dance along to 'Jake the Peg'!

Rolf Harris takes to the stage
Everyone became a Rolferoo for the evening!
Sunday contained a disappointment when the scheduled performer was forced to cancel, but all was forgotten when London City favourite, Brian Narstrom, returned for a second live concert at Comptons pub.

Brian Narstrom performing live at Comptons
The weekend was rounded off nicely with some chilled out tunes from DJ Torric Rodas.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Weekend in Review



What a wild weekend in London City...it will take me all week to recover!  The weekend got of to a truly hectic start on Friday evening.  Usually there is a party in Bar Soho with me as host (takes a bow), but we relocated to the Regent's Park as the party was only the start of the evenings entertainment.  So we kicked off with Best in Pink and then we had the first of two concerts - Simon and Garfunkel.  We then went from the sublime to the ridiculous with Abba!

Benny, Frida, Agnetha and Bjorn take to the stage
Saturday saw the Bee Gees take to the main stage in Regent's Park for a concert that had the crowd singing along - their vocal cords lubricated by the near infamous Soho Beer.

Yes...it's the Bee Gees resplendent in white suits and big hair
On Sunday we had our usual chill out day until a fabulous 50s party got underway at Comptons pub.  It felt like we were travelling in time as earlier in the week we had a Roaring 20s night at Madame Lala's London Revue - truly the first time I have been to an event in Second Life where everyone has sat on the bar drinking tea...  The highlight of the fabulous fifties night was a live performance from a very talented singer by the name of Brian Narstrom, who performed a selection of smooth songs to round off the weekend in a perfect style.

The fantastic Mr Brian Narstrom

Friday, July 01, 2011

London Pride - Begins Friday 1pm PDT (9pm UK)



Celebrate the London Lesbian, Gay, TV/TS (and Straight) Pride here in London City. Running all weekend. EVERYONE is welcome!

Regent is Ready!  Are You?


London Pride starts tonight at 1pm PDT with Best In Swimwear in Bar Soho.  Then, all over to Madame Lala's London Revue for the Campest Tunes Of the 80's until very late.

Saturday will see concerts from Dolly Parton, Cher, Bette Midler and Judy Garland in Regent's Park, starting from 6am PDT (2pm UK) followed by the headlining concert by AMY MACDONALD at 2pm PDT (10pm UK).

Other attractions include the Parade, Carnival and prize for most Outrageous Outfit and also a Fairground to frighten your friends.

Gay or Straight, it doesn't matter, come and camp it up.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Regent and Ruby's Day Out



Showbiz royalty and London City regulars, Regent and Ruby have enjoyed a wonderful day out in Mainland London enjoying the facilities on offer for all visitors to this wonderful region.

Ruby with Regent

Flying over London in the Helecopter

Regent shows off his new line of deluxe limos


Ferrari Rezzer and Golf Cart Rezzer

Try the Microlite

The Mopeds

The couple relax before going skinny dipping...
If it's happening in London it happens first in London City. 
Often imitated, never duplicated.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Killer Cucumbers and Concerts



It has sure been an eventful Weekend at your favourite London destination, Mainland London.

Friday saw the delightful return of Demis Roussos wowing the crowd in Madame Lala's, with his energetic songs, including the show stopping climax, Zorba.    Everyone danced until dawn!



Demis Roussos Greek singer, best known for being the main musical partner of movie soundtrack composer and electronic musician Vangelis throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Roussos has sold over 40 million albums worldwide.






On Saturday, our friend Mapoo Little performed live in Regent's Park singing the songs of legend, Tina Turner.  

Mapoo gave an incredible performance.  Her voice was powerful and sultry, as she boomed out the classics, from Private Dancer to Nutbush.   

Being a popular destination, Regent's Park remained at full capacity throughout the evenings events including Mapoo,  Bar Soho and Madame Lala's.   As we always recommend that you arrive early to avoid disappointment!



Sunday morning's Coffee and Donut Kickstart saw the early birds gather in the park for the a catch-up on the weekend.  This early morning gathering is particularly popular with those who for various reasons were unable to attend the night before, but want to know how it went and if there is any gossip!




A Killer Cucumber was discovered at the Sunday Kickstart, but was promptly detonated.



Due to dodgy stock, the afternoons Coffin Race was held over to the following weekend, when an unfortuate side effect was discovered sending people a few million feet into the air.


By the time we had all found each other again, black storm clouds had gathered on the horizon and we thought it was probably time to take cover.  The sun was well and truly over the yard-arm, so we rode the bus to the Star & Garter pub, to start the evening off with a Pub Quiz and an old movie that everyone could either watch or pull to pieces.  The movie last night was from 1937, Will Hay in "Oh, Mister Porter".


You can see more pictures from this weekend by following this link

Mainland London has events every day of the week and many special events every weekend.  Please be sure to check back to this blog during the week for a full listing of next weekends Concerts and Happenings.

Another tremendous weekend, great company and a lot of laughs.   Thanks to everyone who visited.  Thank you for participating in this community and for making Mainland London the place to be.

Monday, May 23, 2011

BONEY M in Concert



Saturday 28th May in Regent's Park, join us for a fun evening of 1970's Disco courtesy of Bar Soho and Madame Lala's.

The main event this coming weekend is BONEY M in Concert at 1pm PDT, with a warm up party from 12pm Midday PDT.

The band will be singing all of their famous hits including, Rasputin, Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Gotta Go Home, One Way Ticket and many more.

Be sure to wear your Disco outfits as there will be a competition for the "Best in 70's"


Thank you for choosing Mainland London as your number 1 London in Second Life.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Simon & Garfunkel on Saturday




Making their first ever appearance in Mainland London, this Saturday at 2pm PDT, we have Simon & Garfunkel in Concert.

They will be singing uptempo versions of their most famous songs, including, "The Sound Of Silence", "I Am a Rock", "Homeward Bound", "The Boxer" and "Mrs Robinson".

The Duo, known for their close harmonies, were among the most popular performers of their era in the 1960's.  This sensational concert will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along.

Concerts and Entertainment throughout the weekend, make Mainland London your London Hotspot in Second Life.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Mainland London - A City on the Grow!



Mainland London continues to be a popular destination for people from all over the world and our expansion is well under way!

Regent's Park has been given a face lift and grown to accomodate the needs of visitors. The New User Experience continues to be a popular area of the park and we expect the same for the London Zoo. The animals have been ordered and are on their way from exotic locations. When they arrive they will be housed in specially created environments that will make them feel right at home. Visitors to the zoo will be treated to a day out like no other, be sure to get a free Geoffrey the Giraffe plush animal to hold and a free commemorative London Zoo balloon!

The road works are complete and new shops and attractions are being installed daily. Rezz and drive a car, walk or fly through the streets of Mainland London and you get a glimps of this vibrant thriving community. Enjoy one of the daily parties at Bar Soho or shop at one of the many merchants who call Mainland London home.

And speaking of merchants. We can't seem to build shops fast enough to accomodate them! We already have several reserved locations and are working day and night to complete these 'one of a kind' builds. Our shops and homes are bespoke and do not exist anywhere else on the grid. Should you find the same building outside of Mainland London rest assured it is a copy and not the original. With all the buzz and excitment of the expansion be sure to get your request for one of these fantastic buildings in early.


The Royal Exchange and Cannon Street Station are just two of the historic buildings we have recreated for the enjoyment of visitors to Mainland London. And we havent stopped there! Our list of historic builds continues to grow to the delight of everyone. We're not goning to tell you which buildings are going in, so you'll have to visit us every day as we have quiet a few suprises in store!

All this expnasion, plus the huge volumn of visitors makes Mainland London a city on the grow!