Sunday, July 01, 2012

July Events

An huge month of events is on its way here in London City!

We celebrate the Summer with Pride Festival next weekend, then the London Proms, our 2nd Birthday and the Olympics!

Join London City Events group in world, and check-in regularly with the blog for updates on events as they happen!

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London City Pride Festival, 6th - 8th July
Come out and play at Pride!
Live DJ's Wombat, Ruby and Fierce, and Tribute Acts include Dolly Parton, Cher, Bette Midler and Shirley Bassey across 2 stages. Amy MacDonald guesting, plus Free Pride memorabilia a Fun Fair and themed merchandise. Runs ALL weekend.

The London Proms, 14th July
Celebrate the Pomp and Circumstance of all things British as we celebrate Queen and Country with this amazing rendition of the English Proms from 12pm SL until late. Live DJ's competitions and prizes.

London City  3rd Birthday, 20th - 22nd July
London City is the single most popular destination on the SL grid. It is what you have made it and we sincerely thank you for everything. Come and celebrate the 3rd Birthday of London inSL. Adevina Citron singing Live, other Live acts, Bar Soho, Madame Lala's, Substation and Lezbo's open all day with Live DJ's and huge cash prizes.

London City 2012 Olympics, 27th - 28th July
Live coverage of the start of the London Olympics. Cash prize, the Parade and races for atheletes as they compete on the racetrack and Olympic sized swimming pool. Non-Stop party in the open air amphitheatre with top DJ's and acts. With competitions and prizes!

London City, where it happens first!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Plate Smashing Demis to return on Saturday

In his first concert since Christmas, the wonderful Demis Roussos returns to play London City again with his popular dance concert.

For those of you who have never experienced the Demis effect, this is an hour long dance-a-thon with fast tempo rythmic greek music and is simply the best tongue-in-cheek fun possible.

The Party starts here at 12pm SL, (8pm UK), and The Greek God is on stage at 1pm SL.

Prize of 1000L for Best in Kaftan!  (Modified Roman Toga's are very welcome!) get sewing!

London (City) inSL, most popular destination in Second Life.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Weekend Review 22nd - 24th June 2012

Hi there,

Well so much has happened this week in London City, that if i had to describe it with one word, it would be WHOOOOOOOOOOSHHHH!!!

To start with, London City would like to wish Second Life a very Happy 9th Birthday. x

Wow! 9 years and SL, has seen some major changes during that time.
This year the theme was community, something London City excels in.

Building an interpretation of London inSL on a 1024 meter parcel, with a 257 prim limit was tricky, but luckily for us our very own builder extraordinare, Mr Billy Arentire who took up the challenge. (For those of you who aren't builders, that's like trying to fit the whole of London onto a postage stamp).
Billy has taken some of the wonderful sites in London City, and recreated them to fit perfectly, with an eye for detail and wonderful Realistic HD textures, Billy has done us proud yet again.

Why not pop along and see for yourself, but hurry, it ends on 27th June!

Friday 22nd June 2012

This week my featured club is Substation, one of the newest clubs in London City, it has already carved a niche with it's quirky 1960's feel. It's the kind of place your Mum and Dad would have gone to. What a giggle, I went along this Friday to the "Best in Police" night, with host Coffee Queen , keeping the crowd lively, and Dj Bailey playing the tunes, it was a real mixture of fun and laughter.

Then on to Bar Soho, for dancing and chatting.

Club manager Wil Youngblood has  installed a " Guess the Lyric" machine. It gets everybody talking and furiously trying to get the right word, its so much fun ...and very, very addictive!

To close the night, we went on to Madame Lala's, always fun and friendly with a twist of wit. This place is a real good night out.  Friday saw DJ Fierce spinning the funkiest  tunes in London, this week was "best in Formal" and everyone turned out in their finest.. Who would have thought we would all scrub up so well !!

Saturday 23rd June 2012

Saturdays always sees a special guest on an especially built stage. The performers usually play to a jam packed Sim, so full in fact, people quite literally queue to get in and this weekend was no exception!

Glen Campbell's Goodbye concert.
Everyone came along in their "best in cowboy" outfits yeeeehaaaaa!! and partied right into the night, dancing and singing along with Glen.

Glen Campbell's career spans over 50 years. He is perhaps one of the best known country singers of all time, with hits like Gentle On My Mind, Galveston, Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get To Phoenix and Rhinestone Cowboy.
Last year he announced that after many years suffering from short term memory loss, which was  the effects of Alzheimers's disease, that sadly his ability to perform and record music was coming to an end.
Throughout 2012, Glen has decided to do a worldwide Goodbye tour for all his adoring fans, to enjoy his music one last time. It is amazing to hear how he puts his heart and soul into every performance,
 a true great that will be sadly missed.

Then just time to hot-foot it over to Lezbo, all this week saw Lezbo, which is a themed club, take on best in colours, each night the club is transformed into a new exciting scenario.

Yes, that is Yoda !! :P]

Sunday 24th June 2012

We all felt a little worse for wear on Sunday, all that partying can take it out of you, especially dancing singing, drinking and having such fun, but Madame Lala manager Bailey Saxmundham has just the ticket, The Sunday Smooth,
Smooth grooves are played to ease us back into the land of the living, if you like your tunes mellow, relaxed and soul full head over to Madame Lala's on a Sunday morning around 11 am.

Sunday afternoon was left for shopping round the fantastic stores we have in London City, plus there is a freebie shop with quality items in that is not to be missed.

So that's it from me for another week in the awesome London City number 1 SL destination, I'll see you in the week for more fun packed frolics.

Roving Reporter Ruby xxx

Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy 9th Birthday Second Life

It's Second Life's 9th Birthday and as is tradition, London City has entered an exhibit that tries to capture the flavour of the entire estate in one little 1024 meter parcel with 257 prims :)

We hope you will visit our offering, at this location and we wish Second Life, Many Happy Returns.

The Weekend Review 15-17 June

All week we have had fun events at Worlds End, Substation, Bar Soho and Lezbo.

This weekend was simply marvellous, as is our way here in London City, cramming as much fun into the sim as is possible!

Friday 15th June 2012

We kicked off in Bar Soho, what a great night , everyone dressed in purple, for the "Best In" event, we all looked like a selection of Quality Street's "The Purple one" ...yummy, we danced as Dj Willy played the night away with great music.

It didn't stop there!
Next stop  Madame Lala's...

Madame Lala's has recently had a face lift (pity the old girl herself  didn't jump on that band wagon), going for a more vivid look, but still with the warm, snug atmosphere, DJ Fierce took to the decks for this Glam-Rock night, what a hoot, people dressed in their flairs and glitz and partied right into the night.

Saturday 16th June 2012

People arrived early in Regents Park to secure their place on the dance floor, knowing full well how packed the London City sim gets, they arrived in their droves, waiting for Adevina Citron to take to the stage.
No stranger to London City, this little lady packs a powerful punch singing LIVE. Adevina interacts with her audience between songs in an upbeat,  light hearted and  fun way, so every concert is different and you are never sure what you are going to hear from her.... Playing to a full sim, giggles all round accompanied by her great voice, if you have never seen this lady in concert, believe me you are missing out!!

Then on to Lezbo for a best in biker night, with great music and fun themes.

See you next time after another fun week in London City.

Roving Reporter Ruby xxx

London City - An SL9B Destination

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Saturday - Adevina singing LIVE

Adevina Citron is back in London City for a new LIVE concert in  Regent's Park on Saturday.

Residents all across SL are discovering and enjoying her light-hearted, fun, and responsive interaction with them.  You never know what you will hear when you show up at her concert, but you will love it.

Singing Live all your favourite dance songs, this is one talented and funny lady.  A popular show,  not to be missed!

Party starts 12pm SL (8pm UK) here in Regent's Park.

London City, the most popular destination on the Second Life grid.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Weekend Review 8 -10 June

Wow!! How fast has this week gone? It's zoomed by... And what a fantastic weekend in London city as always.

All week we had events at Bar Soho, Substation, Worlds end pub and Lezbo, all had contests and played great music, ranging from the 50's & 60's, Chart and Pop music, to Hardcore Dance, there really is something for everyone here, and that's what makes London City the Top Destination in Second Life, along with all the fantastic people and fun we have.

Friday 8th June

We saw the big opening of Madame Lala's, so to speak.
 New refurbishment, New manager.

 Madame Lala's is based upon  Madame Jojo's 8-10 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1 - circa 1986-1990.

In the late 1980's, Revue Bar owner, Paul Raymond opened Madame Jojo's, named after its Filipino manager,  female impersonator Jojo.

By the early nineties, Paul Raymond and its Manager, Jojo, had parted company, but the name lives on to this day.

Madame Lala's is based upon the era of 1986 to 1990, when Jojo's was a "Club Extraordinare" with a nightly Revue act ranging from live singers to amusing cheap budget shows featuring the staff of the club. 

The refurbishment has stayed true to the original theme of Jojo's but has been given a more modern twist  crafted by Ruby and Bailey. 

As Torric  bow's out of the proceedings to concentrate on other New exciting London City ventures, Bailey who did a wonderful job in Bar Soho takes up the reins,  and put's a whole new spin on this already popular club.
Madame Lala on Baileys new post,  " Lala look's forward to watching Bailey work the club, it gives Lala more time to drink and sleep.".... Lovely isn't she :)

Woooo Saturday! Busy as ever in London City, people from all over the grid came to the  live show in Regents Park, it is always a good idea to get there early as the sim fill's to bursting point and this weekend was no exception.! There was a best in Black and White contest, where people came in their mono-chrome  outfits in hope of winning some Linden dollars, it's always fun to see the many different outfits in the same theme.

And then Live in Regents park Mika.

On stage around  9pm. Mika and his band  rocked it! He sang his awesome songs which included Love to day, Big girl, you are beautiful, Billy Brown, and many more, which the crowd loved and  sang along with.

It was great to have a brand new performer in London city, and I'm sure Mika will visit us again, so if you did miss out this time look out for him again very soon.

After the concert it was time to head over to Lezbo,
Lezbo opens 10:30 pm / 2:30 slt, and it is a club with a difference, each night the club is transformed into a different theme echoing the best in event. On Saturday there was a a best in 80's roller disco.

The whole club was whisked back to the 80's with a neon glow which was very popular back then, free skates were given to everyone who attended so we could ALL enjoy the fun. Later the contest was announced and lucky winners left with a handful of Linden dollars.

Sunday saw Lezbo take on a skateboard park, what a hoot, people looking like Tony Hawk, skateboarding like professionals around the club, it was awesome.

So, that's me done for another week in the awesome London City.
I'll see you next time after another fantastic week xxx.

Roving Reporter Ruby. xxx

Friday, June 08, 2012

The Weekend Already!

How wonderful, we can all carry on from where we left off :)

This Friday, join Roy, Rose and Coffee in Substation, playing 50's & 60's music from 11am SL (7pm UK).

Bar Soho will be playing its mix of the most recent dance tunes with some favourites from the past included for good measure.
Wil and his crew will open the doors at 1pm SL (9pm UK)

Madame Lala's is under new management as I bow out of the proceedings to concentrate on our other ventures.  Taking over the reins is Bailey who did a wonderful job in Bar Soho.  The brand new refit has been finely crafted by Ruby and Bailey and we cannot wait to see which direction this team chooses to steer the Revue Bar. 

On Saturday, join us for Party in The Park from 12pm SL, 8pm UK.

Presenting a brand new concert for your enjoyment, MIKA, on stage at 1pm SL.

With prize for best in Black & White.

Mika first found fame in 2007 with his initial album, Life in Cartoon Motion.  This was later followed with The Boy Who Knew Too Much.  Both albums sold over 5 million copies each, earning Mika several Grammy Awards and making him one of the most successful British solo acts of this new century.

Get the beers in.  We have some partying to catch up on!

London City - Beware cheap imitations