Showing posts with label Star and Garter pub. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Star and Garter pub. Show all posts

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 30, 2011

A London Community

Sunday in Mainland London turned out to be a day when everyone got to know each other a little better. 

It began outside the Curzon Cinema with a well attended race on our rezzer mopeds.  This time the track was a little more tricky as there was a ramp to jump.   Given than the bikes tend to topple over, our racers had to know when to throttle back and when to apply some welly!

Congratulations to Loulou for winning the first race and Yazoo for winning the second.  Such skill!

It just so happened that after the races were over, the Star and Garter pub was opening and with lots of people standing in the street, someone thought the best way to get everyone over to the pub was by coach.. so we travelled in style...

The coach arriving in the Pub!
And in the pub we stayed, for hours and hours.  With rain running down the windows and a terrible storm outside,  25 of us sitting there, chatting and laughing about various things from 8pm in the evening UK until gone midnight.  Every so often another person would wander in and tell us their story of how they came to be in Second Life and what they want to achieve here.

As the evening progressed, we had a pub quiz to name the celebrity from some particularly unflattering, but amusing pictures, then watched some films, including a Sherlock Homes  movie, "Dressed To Kill" and Arthur Askey in a comedy horror, "The Ghost Train".   When I say watch, we actually picked them to pieces, but it was extremely good fun.

This was pretty much an impromptu evening and made a real change from parties, as a group of people shared an evening in the pub, really talking with each other and getting to know one another that little bit more.

Although the clubs were open everywhere else in Mainland London, this group stayed put and carried on chatting and putting the world to rights.

Pulling the pints: The Lovely Fanny.
We eventually decided to put our tired bones to bed, but felt enormously satisfied in knowing that Mainland London has an established community of people who want to be involved with the day to day activities here, but more importantly, want to be involved with each other.

A special mention to Revanche, Scarlett and Heather, who all started their Second Live's here in Mainland London, then gradually started helping over the weeks and have now become team members helping to put on shows, club and sim events.  

We are so proud of the community that has formed around these sims and feel enormously honoured that so many people are now involved in helping Mainland London go from strength to strength.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Bank Holiday Continues....

Today, the famous Moped Race returns to Mainland London, but with a twist..  this time you're expected to jump ramps and through a flaming ring of fire.... and still stay upright.   All that for just a measly 250L, but hey its the taking part that counts, right?   Race starts at 11am PDT.  Meet at the Starting Point about 5 minutes before.

This evening we're going to be a bit sophisticated and have a cosy night in the boozer with  Quiz Night at the Star & Garter in West End, playing Name That Tune and Name the (crusty) Celebrity from 12pm Noon PDT.

Saturday was another mad day in Mainland London with 3 popular parties in one at Regent's Park.

We had an exclusive as BONEY M performed here for the first time anywhere in the grid to a packed house of people remembering their tunes from the 1970's.    Congratulations to Revanche and Tayla for a stunning show and thank you to Billy for creating a magnificent stage for the event.

See all the concert pictures on our facebook page.