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)

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Climate Crisis - Shove It Up Your Arse: Greta Thunberg



A newswire special on the climate crisis..

In a newswire special, we catch up with COP26 celebrities, bumbling Boris Johnson, who puts Joe Biden to sleep and future emperor of the world, activist midget Greta Thunberg.

Meanwhile in France, President Macron smells something fishy going on and in a sterling example of diplomacy,  tells other world leaders, that they are liars.




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!