Friday, May 26, 2023

Bank Holiday Weekend

London City Gateway

It is another Bank Holiday weekend here in Old Blighty.  

Congratulations to those of you who 'manoeuvred' early and got Friday tagged on, giving you four days of rest and relaxation.

Being the start of the summer season, you can expect some great parties this weekend in London City.

Please drink responsibly, since sobriety is strictly prohibited.

The long weekend begins..

Stiff Little Fingers on Saturday

A brand new Show this weekend!

Stiff Little Fingers are a punk rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

They formed in 1977 at the height of the troubles, which informed much of their songwriting. They were the first punk band in Belfast to release a record ("Suspect Device" single came out on their own independent label, Rigid Digits). Their album "Inflammable Material", released in partnership with Rough Trade, became the first independent LP to enter the UK top 20. 

Stiff Little Fingers, especially the lead singer and main songwriter Jake Burns, were heavily influenced by The Clash. The group started to write songs about growing up in the troubles in late 1970s Northern Ireland.  

It is worth noting that the 'troubles', themselves were not restricted to Northern Ireland, as the Provisional IRA would regularly bomb mainland England, especially the capital on an almost weekly basis and were responsible for the bombing and murder of Earl Mountbatten of Burma in 1979 and the Hyde Park nail bomb atrocity in 1982.

Stiff Little Fingers, still tour the world even now and are very popular within the Punk Genre.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Tina Turner


1939 - 2023
We have lost one of the world's most exciting and electric performers. She was untouchable.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Rolf Harris dying to give a concert

Largely convicted by the evidence he provided against himself, the disgraced entertainer, Rolf Harris has died aged 93.

Back in 2012, Rolf who was still beloved due to his long career in TV and his shows including Animal Hospital, Rolf's Cartoon Club and his art work and songs, was the choice for MC at the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations and painted her portrait that same year.

He was a celebrity that everyone over a certain age has grown up with and was hugely famous due to his broad range of talents and long career beginning in the mid-1960s.  He was a personality that decency forbids us ever from remembering and therefore he is most certainly guilty of making us collectively erase whole portions of our childhood memories.

Before his downfall, London City had performed the Rolf Harris concert show on several occasions, but due to his conviction, the show has never again seen the light of day in 11 years.

Is it ever OK to listen to a Rolf Harris song again?

Because if it isn't then so be it.  But if it is, then it's now or never..

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Eyes down for bingo at The Worlds End Pub

Come on over and join us for a session of cash prize bingo.  Bingo starts at 11am SLT (7pm UK time). The first person to get a line up wins Lindens.

DJ Katty will be entertaining you with her tunes.  So get your dabbers on the ready and try your luck at winning some bingo!


Friday, May 12, 2023

Saturday is Eurovision in London City


Saturday - Eurovision, Live from Liverpool from SL time (7.30pm UK)

(Left to right) Rylan, Scott Mills and Torric are bringing the glitz and glamour of the Grand Final to London City. They're cheering on Mae Muller as she takes to the stage for the UK.

Rylan and Scott will be gushing about how wonderful everything is and Torric will enjoy being the acid drop, sticking the boot in.

Enjoy the Eurovision Song Contest, May 14th at London City in Second Life

You are invited to The Eurovision Song Contest 2022, this Saturday!

You can enjoy the grizzly spectacle of the campest show on earth, The Eurovision Song Contest, in London City on Saturday.

From  11am SL (7pm UK) get your space on the dance floor as we celebrate by-gone British entries, then listen to this year's hopefuls as they each croon their way into the inevitable oblivion that awaits them.

Our half time show this year features Bonnie Tyler making a spectacle of herself.  And win some cash, "Best in your country's colours".


Friday, May 05, 2023

King Charles Bank Holiday

King Charles III, Coronation, Bank Holiday Weekend begins right now!

King Charles III's coronation will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Westminster Abbey and will be streamed live around the world.

The UK government announced that Monday 8 May, 2023 will be an official extra bank holiday to mark the coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla.

Unelected Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (who got a total drubbing in the local elections yesterday) said, “The coronation of a new monarch is a unique moment for your country. In recognition of this historic occasion, I am pleased to announce an additional bank holiday for the whole country to get absolute shit faced on black market liquor".

London City will mark this occasion with parties and dancing and a drunken team of support agents throughout the festivities.

Hooray for King Charles and Queen Camilla!

Thursday, May 04, 2023

The Regrettes on Saturday

We invite you to a brand new show this Saturday in London City.   

The Regrettes are a Pop Punk band from LA, California. Fronted by Lydia Night they play a blend of 80's covers to their own pop tune musical arrangements.

A mix between Green Day and Blink 182, with a feminist take. They have has three hugely successful albums and have toured worldwide, supporting bands such as 21 Pilots. 

This Los Angeles based teenage garage punk quartet, with a classicist pop bent and boundless energy rock the current pop punk scene and as they grow their music has matured into main stream.

See them this Saturday.  The party starts at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) with the band performing at 1pm SL.