Sunday, September 26, 2021

Winter of Discontent UK - But Don't Panic (buy)



In Great Britain, what started as a food shortage has rapidly escalated in to a shortage of everything, from gas, electricity and petrol. 

 Join us for todays news, as history repeats itself by drawing parallels from Edward Heath's 3 day week in 1974 to Jim Callaghan's Winter of Discontent of 1978.

But don't take it too seriously..     

Friday, September 24, 2021

Blondie on Saturday



Forty years ago, waitress Debbie Harry, who had been performing part-time in a folk band, formed Blondie with her friend Chris Stein.

In 1976 they released their first album Blondie and from then on became a huge success in Australia, England and America.

Although the bulk of their hits were in a relatively short timespan from 1978 to 1981, their most successful release, Maria was not until the band reformed, many years later in 1999.

Now regularly touring again, you can enjoy the hits once more at The Blondie Tribute Concert, this Saturday in London City.  The party begins at  12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Concert Area: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/123/110/23

Michaelmas Party!



Oh my goodness, here we are again at one of the most exciting non-events of the year.  It's Michaelmas!   Happy Michaelmas everyone!













It is Michaelmas (pronounced mickle-mas).
The feast of the Saints and the start of the season leading up to Christmas.

So here in London City, we'd like to be the first people to wish you season's greetings for a great Michaelmas.

Inconveniently, Michaelmas Eve is on Tuesday the 28th September and that means Michaelmas Day itself is on Wednesday.

So we're holding a Michaelmas Event today at Madam Lala's, with DJ Bailey playing her collection of two Michaelmas songs from 1pm SLT, and what is more we'll be holding a special event tomorrow.

Any excuse for a drink eh?   Oh I wish it could be Michaelmas every-daa-aay!




Thursday, September 16, 2021

The Drifters on Saturday



Well, Saturday night at eight o'clock, I know where I'm gonna go... To the Drifters Concert in London City!

Spanning fifty years (and counting) and with sixty Drifters members so far, this is America's longest running band.

Their songs include, Saturday Night at The Movies, More Than a Number in my Little Red Book, On Broadway, Kissin' In The Back Row of The Movies, There Goes My Baby,  This Magic Moment and many many more.

The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and The Drifters are on stage at 1pm SL.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

World News: The Krankies, Joe Biden and Snake Oil Special!



Here is the weekly gossip that you might have missed, all wrapped up into one handy 3 minute package.
You are up-to-date only with the Newswire.. 



 

Saturday, September 11, 2021

9/11



 


Lovingly dedicated to the memory of the victims and brave souls who lost their lives in an atrocity that shook the world on September 11th, 2001. 



Friday, September 10, 2021

Everly Brothers on Saturday



Appearing  this Saturday: The Everly Brothers.

Don and Phil Everly first became famous back in 1957 with Bye Bye Love and quickly established themselves as Rock n Rollers for the rest of that decade.

 Wake Up Little Susie, Cathy's Clown and Walk Right Back followed successively before they moved into the rock-a-ballad style they later became synonymous with.

In the mid 1960's they chart topped with, Crying In The Rain, Devoted To You, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Love Is Strange, Ebony Eyes, When Will I Be Loved and other softer rock songs.

By the start of the 1970's both brothers had become addicted to amphetamines which lead to a nervous breakdown for Don and the duo stopped recording. By the time both were recovered, disagreements had turned into a feud and the brothers did not perform, nor communicate with each other for a decade and pursued fruitless solo careers.

Thirteen years after the split, they performed some tense reunion concerts together beginning in the UK in 1983 where they had agreed that they would only talk to each other whilst on stage, but only if it was necessary.  Encouraged by the media hype of the reunion, in 1984 they recorded, On The Wings Of A Nightingale which was to be their final song to enter the charts.

By the 1990's the brothers had made peace with each other, but their stop-start careers had eroded their following and they continued to perform one-off reunion concerts every few years until their last appearance in 2004 as featured artists for the Simon & Garfunkel tour Old Friends, Live On Stage.

We invite you to experience their heyday and bask in the incredible love songs penned by these talented and troubled souls.

Party in the Park is at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the stage show an hour later.
Location:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/106/111/24

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Exclusive: Brand New Free Male Clothing and Accessories







Brand new clothing for Signature Gianni, Belleza, Slink and Classic Avatars!

The incredibly generous people from 'No Shot' fashion, have created and donated ten brand new and exclusive Male clothing items to the Freebie Megastore.

This male clothing is exclusive to London City and won't be seen anywhere else in Second Life, and they are available completely Free of charge!

Visit Freebie Megastore to collect these items http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/104/212/24

and please visit the No Shot store for other free items and introductory offers





Thursday, September 02, 2021

London City Community Gateway rebuild




Our builders have been busy rebuilding the London City Community Gateway, from the ground up.

Based on real life Hyde Park, the largest green space in London, the new Gateway build offers a fun way to impart information to new residents, as well as engaging them in various activities to be found in the region.

Hyde Park, built in 1637, is steeped in history, and where possible we have included as many features that you would expect to find in the park, with handy (i)nfo icons that can be clicked for information about each attraction.



We have also included the beautiful Chinese Pagoda, the Diana Memorial, The old Police house and a nod to Battersea funfair, whilst including tours and information boards to assist new residents on their initial visit.




A Handsome Cab (Horse and Carriage) will also take you on a full tour of the region, so that you do not miss anything, but there still remains many secluded spots, off the beaten track, to find for yourself.



Residents can sail the Serpentine, explore the park and speakers corner, visit the holocaust memorial, Marble Arch and also win some Linden Dollars at the Amusement Arcade, whilst gaining invaluable knowledge.



Residents can visit the Dell Cafe and the Lido with their friends, ride a hot air balloon, and even try taming an eagle!  If they get stuck, specific help boards will assist, can be clicked for more information, and also a link back the relevant knowledge base for expanded help.



Most of the attractions have interactive features, so please come and take a look at the new London City Gateway.   As always, the end of the tutorial leads to our main social region, London City, and the freebie store, where help is on hand to get your avatar looking amazing!



London City Gateway is located here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20Gateway/170/189/23


And finally....  we have cleared some space on the ground floor of the Freebie Store, for some brand new Men's clothing arriving this weekend!