Thursday, December 30, 2021

New Years Eve Party



 


Friday, 12pm SL time (8pm UK)

You are invited to a night of Celebration in  London City, for the New Years Eve Party on Friday.

DJ's Bailey and Torric, will take you through New Years Eve and into the New Year from 12pm SL Time (8pm UK).

Torric will be playing all the trashy songs you've ever heard at every New Years Eve party you ever went to as you were growing up, during the "Cheese and Wine" section.  You can collectively vote songs off, by pressing the thumb down button (or thumb up to save) and Madame Bailey will be here to save your sanity at 2pm SL (10pm UK), with proper party sounds taking us well into 2022.

Hope you can join us!

http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/127/110/23



Monday, December 27, 2021

The Long Bank Holiday



Here in the UK, Monday and Tuesday are both Bank Holidays.  Yes, it is a 4 day Christmas this year.

We hope you can join us for more responsible drinking and partying and we wet the baby's head as the good lord intended.   Pop up parties throughout the holidays and of course the big one on NYE from 12pm SL





Saturday, December 25, 2021

Christmas Dinner in London City




Dinner is served! (from 6am SLT / 2pm UK)

If you are online, hurry on over to London City right now. The tables are all set up for Christmas Dinner.

Bring a glass of cheer or something to eat and have a wonderful party with your online friends.

Happy Christmas!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/77/221/23


Merry Christmas




Merry Christmas



Friday, December 24, 2021

Support During Christmas




Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

Whatever you're doing this holiday season, have a great time.  We hope you enjoy yourselves and get a chance to pop-in to London City from time to time.  For those in a forced lockdown, we are open throughout the holidays!

Keep an eye out for the pop-up parties happening throughout the estate and in our bars and clubs.

Like you, our support team with be eating, drinking, sleeping, watching tv and logging in to SL.  We have no set hours for Support during the holidays, so if you find yourself needing help, please use the Support portal above and we will be sure to answer you in a timely manner.


 Christmas Day Dinner in London City

If you find yourself online on Christmas day, bring your dinner over to the hub area in London City where the dinner tables are set up and have a glass of wine and a meal with all your online friends


Party throughout Christmas

Look for group notices in London City Events and London City Entertainment. Our clubs are open throughout the holidays, but may slightly adjust their regular hours.  On Boxing Day, Sunday 26th December; Substation and other parties from 11am SL Time.


New Years Eve

Join us for a Cheese & Wine selection of party songs from the ages from 1pm SLT (9pm UK) with yours truly, then Bailey bringing us up to date and seeing us into the New Year from 3pm SLT (11pm UK)


Have a happy and safe Christmas, from all of us at London City.



Thursday, December 23, 2021

Andy Williams Christmas Show - Christmas Eve



No Christmas can be complete without the Andy Williams Christmas show.

On Friday, Christmas Eve, at 12pm SL Time (8pm UK) join us in London City as Christmas time officially arrives and we herald the start of the holiday week, with the wonderful Andy, crooning carols for us.

Win 250L for the Best in Christmas and join in the party spirit.

The festivities are here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/135/108/24


Get on with your work!




So this is Christmas, well almost.  Thursday should be the last working day we have to endure..

To help speed your day along, please follow the traditional Christmas timetable:

09.30 Starting time
09.55 Arrive for work
10.00 Have a coffee break
10.30 Coffee break time
11.00 Get ready for lunch
11.30 Go to lunch
12.30 Lunch time
13.30 Afternoon shift begins
14.00 Arrive back from lunch
14.30 Go home
15.00 Going home time

See you all in London City later for a tipple, a natter and then a boogie.

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Last chance to sit on Santa's lap!




It is your last chance to sit on Santa's lap and tell him about all the things you're hoping to get for Christmas!   He's a busy man and soon needs to pack-up his grotto and start sorting our his presents!

Sit on his lap, answer his questions and you're sure of a big surprise from his gift sack.  But hurry, he leaves for the North Pole later tonight.

TP http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/70/231/23

Monday, December 20, 2021

Let there be light ..




It is the Winter Solstice.  Today is the shortest day.. but its going to get brighter from tomorrow.

We can all enjoy some more daylight time starting this week, thanks to Civil Twilight.

Civil twilight is a scientific term, defined as “the period after sunset or before sunrise ending or beginning when the sun is about 6 degrees below the horizon and during which on clear days there is enough light for ordinary outdoor occupations.”

And from Tuesday 22nd December, it starts getting lighter at night, by just a minute at first, and by up to 2 minutes a day in January. 

This may not sound much, but by the end of January sunset will be 5.23pm, a full 43 minutes more, and at 6.13pm in February.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Christmas Panic, Lockdown Special Edition



The last Newswire of 2021. Enjoy!




Jesus or Santa?




We asked you to vote for one option in two simultaneous polls.

We asked "I believe in.." Santa or Jesus.   A very interesting result in so far as Jesus was way ahead, when the poll was first opened during the primetime for American residents.  As soon as the Brits logged in, Santa did so much better and almost caught up.   That should tell us all something!    

In the end, hearts won out over heads, with 53% of those polled, expecting Jesus to come down their Chimney on Christmas Eve, whilst 47% are expecting Santa to turn a few fish and a mouldy baguette into a veritable Christmas Day, fish soup feast.

In contrast, we also asked if you had a wish that you could make come true, would you rather have World Peace, or a million dollars deposited in your bank account?

Voters were a lot more practical for this poll, with only 39% wanting world peace and 61% entering into the Christmas spirit, by taking the money!

Thanks for voting.  Another user poll is coming "soon".

 

'Twas the weekend before Christmas in London City



Thank you for coming to the last Party before Christmas, here in London City.   Demis was the usual plate smashing Greek God, we have come to know and love and the audience were almost as gorgeous!


Friday, December 17, 2021

Demis Roussos The Christmas Show




You know it's Christmas when Demis takes to the stage!

The Final Party in The Park before Christmas!

The Greek God of Party is here this weekend!

Continuing with our Festive weekend concerts...

On a specially reinforced Ice Stage, Demis Roussos will be performing his magical plate smashing Greek Christmas Show in Regent's Park this coming Saturday.

Come and enjoy an evening with Demis Roussos at 12pm SL this Saturday.


http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/135/108/24



Thursday, December 09, 2021

Glen Campbell Country Christmas on Saturday



Glen Campbell's Country Christmas.
Saturday 12pm SL (8pm UK)

Glen will be singing his most famous songs and some carols to get you in the mood for the big day.

Campbell's career spans over 50 years.  Not only is he a famous soup, he is perhaps one of the best known Country singers of all time, with hits, Gentle On My Mind, Galveston, Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get to Phoenix and Rhinestone Cowboy.

Sunday, December 05, 2021

Our Tree




The lovely people from Norway have given us a beautiful tree for Christmas, which is so much better than the one they gave us this year in RL.  High Priestess CoffeeQueen blessed our tree with a beautiful prayer, then cast down the RL version with fire, like the good Christian she is..   Christmas really is coming!

RL Tree 2021: CoffeeQueen tells the people of Norway to shove their tree where the sun don't shine.

During World War II, Norway was invaded and occupied by Germany, forcing the Norwegian king and government to create a government-in-exile in London.

The British military also helped train and organize Norwegian commandos to attack Nazi installations in Norway.

As a token of appreciation from the Norwegian people to the people of Britain, a Norwegian Christmas Tree is sent every year from Oslo to Trafalgar Square in London.

Visit the London Christmas tree here and marvel at its magnificent balls http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/83/186/23

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Cliff comes to town, Saturday



Merry Cliffmas!  We present Cliff Richard in Concert this Saturday.

If you are a Cliff hanger then you will be thrilled that the British answer to Elvis is appearing on stage singing all of his hits.

Cliff who has enjoyed over a century at the top will perform his famous songs (and many more) including, Living Doll, Wired for Sound, The Young Ones, Some People, Carrie, Bachelor Boy(!), Tutti Frutti, Devil Woman -- to name but a few!

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Cliff and his 30 inch waist on stage at 1pm SL (9pm UK)
Teleport: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/122/109/24


Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The return of Santy's Grotty




Would you sit on this man's lap?

The adorable, slightly randy and alcoholic gentleman who has played Santa for us for the past six years, has returned once again, a bit worse for wear, to spread Christmas cheer to visitors of London City.

Our very own Chris Kringle has been hard at it and is ready to slip you a big surprise if you sit on his lap and tell him about all the naughty and nice things you have done this year.   Santa will invite you to have a rummage in his sack and pull out something big, spectacular and impressive!

You can't really miss his grotto as its peppered with gin bottles and discarded mince pies

Visit Santa's Grotty here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/83/189/23

World Aids Day




Activists the world over put a spotlight on the AIDS virus on this day.

AIDS has killed 35 million people since the start of the pandemic. Every year, 2 million people acquire the virus, and the U.N. estimates that more than 1 million people die from the virus annually.

A lot has happened since the first World AIDS Day in 1988. Countries in which the topic was once taboo now offer testing and treatment. Mothers with HIV can have healthy babies and live to raise them. Drugs can keep the virus from spreading. More than 18 million people are on lifesaving anti-retroviral drugs that keep HIV in check. And now, scientists are talking about vaccines and a cure.

A large-scale trial of a potential vaccine is underway in South Africa. The study will involve more than 5,400 sexually active men and women ages 18 to 35 in a number of areas around South Africa, a country where more than 1,000 people a day are infected with HIV. The trial will last for four years.

(source: VOA)

Friday, November 26, 2021

The Ronettes Christmas Concert - Saturday in London City



Kicking off the Christmas Concerts, its The Ronettes!

The Ronettes were an American pop girl group from New York.
The immensely popular Phil Spector sound of the 1960s, had the Ronettes pitched as their primary competition to Motown and the group charted nine times and are best known for Be My Baby, Baby I Love You and Da Doo Ron Ron.

Spector had a way of taking songs and renaming the band for each song even though it comprised of the same singers, (such as The Crystals).
Other temporary members who became famous after performing as backing for The Ronettes include Darlene Love and Cher.

Enjoy and evening with The Ronettes here in London City.   Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/110/107/24

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving




Happy Thanksgiving ya'll.

Thanksgiving commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the pilgrim fathers in 1621.

Wishing our friends across the great pond, a very Happy Thanksgiving, from all of us in London City.




Sunday, November 21, 2021

Superlative Amy



Last night we were treated to Amy MacDonald and the Big Band sound in the lead up to the festive season.  Thank you to all who attended.   

A reminder that today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) to join Madame Bailey and CoffeeQueen in Substation for some retro sounds.   Then Katty on the beach for Worlds End at 1pm SLT (9pm UK) for music, quizzes and trivia.






Friday, November 19, 2021

Amy MacDonald on Saturday



Making a welcome return to London City on Saturday is the wonderful Amy MacDonald, a Scottish singer, songwriter and composer, who shot to fame in 2008 with her debut album, This Is The Life. 

Singing her most famous songs accompanied by a full big band orchestra, this concert is one not to be missed!

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and the concert is an hour later at 1pm SL.

Join us here http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/109/111/24


Saturday, November 13, 2021

Remembrance Sunday





At 11am today,  11.11.2021, it will be 103 years since the end of World War I.

To commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

A service will be held today in world at the Cenotaph in London City at 3am SL  (11am UK)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/72/137/23

Friday, November 12, 2021

Weekend Freebies!



The lovely people at 'No Shot', have created an exclusive new range of clothing for Freebie Megastore.

Today's offer is a Demin Jacket, Demin Skirt and a top with and without arms, which is colour changeable.

Check back regularly as this line is will be added to daily, throughout next week!

Visit Freebie Megastore (slurl)

Visit No Shot in-world (slurl)





Our Cilla to play this Saturday



A Christmas Cillabration!

There were two main acts that dominated Britain in the 1960's.   One was the Beatles, the other was Cilla.

Whilst perhaps not quite as tuneful as Dusty or Sandy, Our Cilla had an appeal to those who were waiting for the next big thing to emerge from Liverpool and the Beatles fans catapulted her into super stardom.

Singing all her hits and some that weren't - Don't miss this most famous icon of the 1960s on Saturday in London City.  The party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Concert area

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/108/105/23

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Armistice Day




Armistice Day is observed every 11th November, to commemorate the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany on 11 November 1918.   This significant treaty brought an end to World War I.

It is marked by two minutes silence at 11am on the 11th November in respect and remembrance of the 20 million people who died during the conflict.

You can visit the Cenotaph in London City to pay respects and to collect a wearable poppy to wear.  



Monday, November 08, 2021

Exclusive - Brand New Freebies



 

The lovely people at 'No Shot', have created an exclusive new range of clothing for Freebie Megastore.

Today's offers are a colour changeable Flirty Striped Mini Dress, a Flower Dress and High Strap Sandals. These Freebies are made to fit every conceivable body type, and are yours for a click of a button.

Check back regularly as this line is will be added to daily, throughout the week!

Visit Freebie Megastore (slurl)

Visit No Shot in-world (slurl)

Sunday, November 07, 2021

Time becomes normal again



After a confusing week, where our Daylight Saving had moved and the USA clocks had not, we are at last in sync again, as the American clocks catch up.  This means that here in London we are back to the usual 8 hours ahead of Second Life time and we couldn't be happier.

Today at 12pm SL / 8pm UK, join Bailey and Coffee for Substation and at 1pm SL / 9pm UK, Katty will be legs akimbo on the Beach with World's End.

Here are some pictures of Sir Tom of Jones, who appeared in London yesterday.







Friday, November 05, 2021

Sir Tom on Saturday



Undies at the ready everyone!

London City presents the Welsh Sexbomb himself,  Sir Tom Jones in Concert.

Singing absolutely everything he ever made famous including, What's New Pussycat, Baby It's Cold Outside, Delilah, Sexbomb, Leave Your Hat On,  to his more recent songs, Sir Tom is bound to be a hit at the Party In The Park.

What's more, you can even win 250L

Party in the park starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with 




Teleport:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/121/111/24

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot




Guy Fawkes - Loved to Party
Today is the 5th of November, the anniversary of  old rogue Guido Fawkes' (now rebranded as Guy Fawkes) attempt to blow up the King on England!

Let's have a potted history...

5th November, also known as Bonfire Night

Back in 1605, Guido Fawkes and his croanies wanted to protest on how Catholics were treated.

So they decided that they would try to blow up the Houses of Parliament, in particular the House of Lords, by smuggling in hundreds of gunpowder kegs into the cellar for a firework display of their own and try detonating them on 5th November as the King (James I) was opening Parliament.

Unfortunately for Guy Fawkes, one of his gang was a lag and would blab when he got smashed and word soon spread all over town about this amazing party they were planning. They were caught in the act without so much as a roman candle going off.
Penny for the Guy?

In those days execution was considered as a fitting punishment for minor crimes like stealing a loaf of bread.  So they decided on a more fitting punishment and decided to chop Guy Fawkes into bits, hang him for a couple of minutes, disembowel him and do other unmentionable things to embarrass him whilst he was still alive.

Since petty crime only resulted in the severing of limbs and sometimes being boiled in oil, this gruesome torture of being 'hung drawn and quartered' was reserved exclusively for traitors. 

Whilst Guy Fawkes was a bit of a shit, he is also widely regarded as a person who knew how to Party. 

This is still observed on 5th November every year, when people of Great Britain, literally burn money they don't have and cheer as they see it go up in flames and whoosh into the air and erupt as fireworks.. whilst those who are more sensible collect old logs, burn and effigy called a Guy and create a massive bonfire to roast their chestnuts.

Join us for a firework show today 12pm SL time (8pm UK)

Monday, November 01, 2021

It's that time of year..



 


This went to press a tiddly bit sooner than we anticipated.  Fear not, the Illuminations are going up as we speak and will be ready in time for Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night on Friday 5th November!


Meanwhile, you know that it is heading to that certain season of the year that you either love or hate, when you see the return of the Clucky Bucker.    Good luck, we're all counting on you!




Sunday, October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween



It looks like we thwarted another invasion by those pesky Martians.  Earth is safe once more and in time for the Halloween party today at Substation from 11am SL time.





Saturday, October 30, 2021

The Martians Arrive!



 


At midnight, on the 12th of August, a huge mass of luminous green gas erupted from Mars and sped towards Earth. Across two hundred million miles of void, invisibly hurtling towards us, came the first of the missiles that were to bring so much calamity to Earth. As I watched, there was another jet of gas. It was another missile, starting on its way...

And that's how it was for the next ten nights. A flare, spurting out from Mars. Bright green, drawing a green mist behind it; a beautiful, but somehow disturbing sight. Ogilvy, the astronomer, assured me we were in no danger. He was convinced there could be no living thing on that remote, forbidding planet...

Join us for The War of The Worlds interactive stage show, today.  London City at 12pm SL time.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Halloween - War of The Worlds Stage Show - Saturday





























  
      The War of The Worlds comes to London City on Saturday!

On  30th October 1938 long before television, CBS broadcast a radio version of The War of The Worlds.

They mentioned several times at the start of the show that it was a dramatization.

The format of the show was that of a light music program, constantly interrupted by reporters giving an account of the aliens progressive invasion.

What the network had overlooked was that the average radio listener to jump stations throughout the evening.

As the play continued, more and more people tuned in to the War of The Worlds broadcast without realising it was a play. Furthermore the radio broadcast had used real town names instead of fictitious ones, and one by one each town fell into the hands of the Martians.

Panic ensued as whole towns, swept in waves of hysteria, packed their possessions and fled to surrounding areas.


A suicide was reported as one woman said she would rather die than be taken by the Martians. In another town there was a fatal stampede as residents desperate to leave trampled each other.

The following morning CBS were forced to hold a press conference to explain themselves and to apologize for the duress they had subjected their listeners to.

Ultimately with such intense press coverage, this catapulted the actor who has played the lead reporter, a young and unknown Orson Welles, into super-stardom.  Just three short years later, he wrote, produced, directed and starred in Citizen Kane.


Join us in London City on Saturday for the interactive stage show version of this most famous of classics.

Our evening begins with a huge mass of luminous gas erupting from Mars and heading towards Earth.

Across two-hundred-million miles of void, invisibly hurtling towards us, is the first of the missiles that will bring so much calamity.

Be part of this show.  Come dressed however you like, but to be in the cast and to dance on the stage, please wear turn of the century or steampunk clothing.  Men in cloth caps and working clothes, ladies in bustles or bonnets, or as maids.   Circa anytime between 1880 to 1940.


The event starts at 1pm SL Time (8pm UK)