Friday, May 07, 2021

Saturday - Billy Joel Party in the Park



A tribute to Billy Joel, american singer, songwriter and musician who shot to fame in the early 1970's with Piano Man and who followed it up with a dozen more hits, is here in London City this weekend.

Join us from 12pm SL (8pm UK) for Party in The Park, with Billy Joel in Concert at 1pm SL.

The Party is here  http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/113/116/24

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Worlds End Cash Bingo and Cash for Questions Quiz



It is Wednesday and it's time for Worlds End music, quiz and bingo night.   Come on over to the Worlds End for this popular event.  Starts at 11am SL time (7pm UK) and runs 3 hours.
Tunes by Katty!



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. How classy is that!?

Sunday, May 02, 2021

We're having a party!



As the wonderful Bank Holiday continues in the UK, we're partying with Substation at 11am PDT (8pm UK) and Katty on the Beach with her Sony Walkman at 1pm PDT. 

Here are some pictures from last night's party with Judith Durham, and of course the all important news headlines, rearranged and messed around with for your pleasure.


 






Friday, April 30, 2021

Seekers on Saturday




We're having a sing-a-long party with Mavis Cock (who later became Judith Durham).

The Seekers are an Australian up-tempo folk/pop quartet, formed in 1962.

They were the first Australian pop group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States.

The group had Top 10 hits in the 1960s with I'll Never Find Another You, A World of Our Own, Morningtown Ride and Georgy Girl.   The Carnival Is Over is still one of the top 50 best-selling singles of all time in the UK.

Reformed in the late 1990's, The Seekers were still regularly performing until 2015.  However due to the ill health of lead singer Judith Durham, the band has just ended their farewell tours.  Last year a new show on Broadway called Georgy Girl and telling the musical story of the band has reignited interest in the group.

Enjoy The Seekers in London City on Saturday.   Party starts at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) with the show an hour later.

 TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/100/23

The Bank Holiday begins..



Get your buns over to London City, the Bank Holiday is begining ahead of May Day tomorrow.  Come Morris dancing with us!  And Madame Lala's Party Weekend begins at 1pm SL time.




May in London City




Get those speedo's out, we're having a party!

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Bank Holiday Eve



Artists impression of Second Life this weekend.

You know us Brits like our public holidays, and its been a month since the last one!

So here comes 3 days of Weekend, or 4 if you wiggled it a bit and added the Friday too.

Although the real life weather is looking more than a little bit crappy, with the odd hurricane, and some electrical storms thrown in for good measure, you can rest assured that the sun is still shining in London City.

Starting Friday, we have four days of weekend with all the clubs partying hard.  Immerse yourself in the virtual sunshine with us, grab a beer and lets party!


Artists impression of the real life weekend ahead of us.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Weekend Gossip



Well here we all are. The morning after the night before and we lived through our hangovers. Congratulations!

Last night Karen Carpenter tried her best to get us all maudlin, but she hadn't figured on us being innoculated thanks to an hour of cheery tunes beforehand. 

Here are some pictures of the party, but first, catch up on the news. The only broadcast you ever need to here.   See you at Substation at 11am PDT (7pm UK) and at The Worlds End Beach party at 1pm SL. 


   






Friday, April 23, 2021

St. George's Day





Happy Saint George's Day.  Saint George is the Patron Saint of England.

Today marks the day that a fire breathing dragon was slain.  <insert mother in law jokes here>

In old England, brave George is remembered for summoning tremendous strength, courage and determination.  He killed the dragon that has been attacking the villagers, destroying their crops and turning their homes into ashes.

St. George was actually an outspoken Roman soldier serving a Pagan Emperor. He protested the treatment and torture of Christians by his fellow Romans.


He paid for his beliefs when he made a plea to the Emperor Diocletian to spare the lives of Christians. The Emperor decided that if George cared so much for these lowly citizens, then he must also be a devout Christian himself.  He was tortured to force him to deny his faith and when this did not yield the desired response, he was beheaded. Poor George was only 33.

The slaying of the dragon is symbolic of the courage George showed against the Emperor.  It is however a little ironic that George did not win his battle, nor did he ever set foot in England.  He was born in Turkey and died in Palestine.

Saint George's day was adopted in 1222, when he replaced Saint Edmund the Martyr (King of East Anglia) as England's Patron Saint.

You can visit George and The Dragon here in London City: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/60/236/23



The Carpenters in Concert on Saturday



The Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo. They were the worlds biggest selling group of the 1970's. 

Although only mainly active for that single decade, by the time of Karen's death in 1983 aged just 32, ten of their singles become million-sellers and by the millenium over 100 million albums had been sold.

"Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft", is  the recognised anthem of World Contact Day which happens in March each year, where the song is constantly broadcast by satellites into outer space.

Join us for The Carpenters in Concert.  Party in the Park starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and features songs from the era and The Carpenters in Concert begins an hour later at 1pm SL.

TP Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/122/112/23

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The Queen's 95th Birthday



Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth is 95 today.  There will be no gun salute to mark the Queen’s birthday as she continues to mourn the loss of her beloved husband of 72 years, the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The "Year of celebration" event which included 95th Birthday coins from the royal Mint and collectables, all planned before the death of the Duke, are now understood to have been cancelled.  It is the first time that the Queen's Birthday will not be acknowledged or celebrated in any official form.




Sunday, April 18, 2021

Good Mourning



Is it the morning of the night before.  Such revelry, dancing, singing and drinking on a Saturday night has not been seen since last weekend!

Here's the Newsreel (the only news your ever need to hear) and some pictures from the Dusty Springfield show.  Don't forget, today at 11am SL (7pm UK) its Substation, followed by Katty playing Gin drinking music on the beach from 1pm SL.