Sunday, May 27, 2012

Robbed at the Eurovision

It was an oh so familiar ending to the Eurovision last night, as Britain again won the coveted title of  most loathed country in Europe and came second from last in the contest.

He was never my cup of tea and I must admit to seeing him as a bit of a poor mans Tom Jones, but there is no denying that Engelbert Humpadink has enjoyed huge fame and fortune in his lifetime.

Brotherhood of Man perform at Eurovision Night
Once an enormously popular singer in the UK, he is one of the few artists to have made the transatlantic leap of faith and enjoyed extreme success in the USA and other European countries, who saw his large orange face as sex on legs.

So was it bad advice, desperation for another shot at fame, conceit or just a terribly misjudged self confidence and feeling of patriotism that made the once international heart throb, Engelbert, set himself up for this tragic fall?

Will people see beyond this and realise that even if the 76 year old old chap had come on with a diamond encrusted zimmer frame and sung like Johnny Mathis and moved like Sammy Davis, that nothing could save him?  He was hobbled before he began, because of the country he represented.

Eurovision Party at London City
If any good can come out of this, hopefully it should prevent us from parading our old prunes again (coughs: Cliff).

London City was full to capacity last night as we danced, listened to the entries and had a great intermission with a performance by Brotherhood of Man.  Everyone was laughing and joking as the results poured in.

Such high spirits despite such a defeat?  We have good reason to smile.  We still have our Sterling.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Eurovision Night, Saturday

Eurovision Party this coming Saturday in Soho, Regent's Park.

We have three Euro DJ's playing the Best of the Losing entries, Best of British Songs and Winning Entries.  Plus a very special Guest Appearance by Winners of the 1976 contest, Brotherhood of Man.

The Competition this week is Best in Red White & Blue.
Party in The Park, Eurovision Special starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Robin Gibb - A Lifetime of Music

"I sometimes wonder if the tragedies my family has suffered are a
karmic price for all the fame and fortune the Bee Gees have had"
Here at London City we are big fans of the Bee Gees and it is with sadness that we note the news of Robin Gibb's passing.  He was an extraordinary talent and it is a huge loss.  One can only imagine what else there was to come.

Apart from the Bee Gee's music, there are so many other songs written for other artists including Barbra  Streisand, Dolly Parton, Celine Dion, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, and the musical scores for films, Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Titanic. 

Selling more than 220 million records, it is estimated that with his brothers, Robin wrote 969 songs, averaging one a fortnight for the past 40 years.

This Friday from 2pm SL (10pm UK) at Madame Lala's, please come and enjoy an evening of Robin Gibb - A Lifetime of Music", with solo tracks and some of the lesser known Bee Gee's songs.

If you would like to leave a message of condolence, please visit the official web page

Madame Lala's:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Simon & Garfunkel on Saturday

Enjoy the songs of the 1960s with the legendary Simon and Garfunkel, performing in Regent's Park on Saturday.

Party in the Park begins at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert at 1pm SL.

Win big with this weeks competition: Best in 60's

Monday, May 14, 2012

Holiday Weekend in Review - 11th to 13th May

Well another weekend has ended and a new week has begun.  We had the usual shenanigans in London City with all the venues going full out to keep everyone entertained.  Bar Soho, Madame Lala's London Revue, Lezbo, World's End and Substation all had events with diverse themes - but one theme did re-occur across Sunday and that was Best in Swimwear.  Obviously everyone was wishing for summer and we even had an impromptu beach party in Regent's Park on Sunday!

The big event of the weekend was the Saturday concert in Regent's Park.  For the first time on the main stage we had the amazing live singer Adevina Citron.  An hour of songs and humorous chat kept the crowd entertained.

And that's me signing off for another week - be good!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

DX Exchange - Buy and Sell Linden Dollars

London City welcomes our new client, DX Exchange,  to Westferry Street, Soho.


DX Exchange offers many secure options for the purchase of Linden Dollars.

These methods include, direct from your bank, Maestro, Visa, Mastercard, Giropay,  Moneybookers Wallet, Paysafe, Paypal and even via your telephone.

Safe and Secure options available via First Direct, HSBC, NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland.

You can also sell your Lindens via DX Exchange for best rates!

Visit the DX Exchange in London City, located in Westferry Street Soho and start saving money on the purchase of Linden Dollars today!

Click this link to visit the store.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Adevina Citron singing LIVE on Saturday

We have a wonderfully talented Live singer for Party in The Park this coming Saturday from 12pm SL (8pm UK).

From the bottom of her her soul, Adevina seeks to share her heart through music and song. 
An experienced performer, she has come into her own as a top notch entertainer on SL.  An eclectic song list allows each concert to be tailored to the mood of the moment.

Adevina is now entering her second year of singing on SL and is perfecting the art of weaving her music and personality into a tapestry that makes for a great show.  Residents all across the SL grid are discovering and enjoying her light-hearted, fun, and responsive interaction with them.  You never know what you will hear when you show up at her concert, but you will love it.

Adevina is on stage at 1pm SL (9pm UK) here, in Regent's Park

Monday, May 07, 2012

Bank Holiday Weekend in Review - 4th to 7th May

So here we are again, except my blogging of the exploits in London City are slightly later than usual as it was a Bank Holiday weekend here so we continued partying through Monday.  I am so exhausted that I am ready to get back to work for a rest.

Three parties seems to be the way of life on a Friday now with Substation hosting Best in 50's Fashion, Bar Soho having Best in Sci Fi (for May the Fourth) and Madame Lala's rounding the evening off with a Best With Own Teeth contest.  I am not sure who actually checked the teeth, but thankfully it wasn't me.

Continuing on where we left off on Friday we had another three events on Saturday.  The evening started at World's End with a Best in Angels and Demons themed event.  Following on from that we headed on over to Regent's Park for a Best in Underwear contest with Tom Jones tribute taking to the main stage.

The night ended at Lezbo with an Under The Sea event and another of Ruby's amazing themed sets.

On Sunday we began to wind down from the constant partying as Substation ran a Best in Beatles Era contest.  Plenty of Beatles' hits and a pleasant atmosphere in the 60s themed underground club.  Sunday then finished at Lezbo with a Best in Spanish Outfit contest that saw some spectacular dancing with fans and castanets.

As Monday was a Bank Holiday and we managed to escape from real life and work, there was a traditional street party, which also played host to Adele and Best in Come As You Are.  The event saw the square outside Bar Soho transformed to a makeshift venue with catering facilities to suit all tastes (especially the beer tent).

The long weekend then ended at Bar Soho with a Worst Dressed contest.  As that has just finished as I am writing this, the outfits are still burning my eyes so you shall have to excuse we while I go and blot them out with several pills.

Hope you all have a great week.  Keep an eye on the blog for announcement of developments in London City this week and as always, thank you for your continued support.

Welcome to London City Creative.

The aim of London City Creative is to inspire, encourage and recognise the creativity within the visitors to the London City sims.  There will be events including photography, prose, poetry, sculpture, etc.

For the launch we have a picture contest.  The theme of the contest is "London City Life".  Your aim is to find something in the London City sims that you feel is representative of life in London City in SL.  Pictures can be natural SL snapshots or can be enhanced with photo editing software, but should be recognisable as London City sims.

Once you have your picture, ensure that it is full perm and put it in a notecard entitled LCC May 2012 (your name).  The notecard can then be deposited in the mailbox located at the London City Creative office.

Closing date for entries is May 25th 2012.  The winner of the contest will be chosen by a panel by the end of the month and their picture will be displayed in the London City Creative office.

Get snapping and good luck!


1st Prize - L$750
2nd Prize - L$250
3rd Prize - L$100

Conditions of Entry

One picture per person only

Pictures may be submitted by a group but only the person showing as creator will be acknowledged as the owner

Pictures must be full perm and by submitting them you agree to their use in London City Creative, the London blog, Facebook and Flickr for promotional purposes.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Bank Holiday Street Party

Enjoy a traditional British street party on Monday in Soho Square.

Fine food and lemonade, rides, fayre and a street band to keep you entertained.

Starts at 6am SLT (2pm UK)

Visit Soho Square

Friday, May 04, 2012

London City Elects Boris

Later today we will find out the real results for Mayor of London, but here in-world, the players have elected Boris to return as Mayor for London City.

It will be interesting to see if our poll comes anywhere close to the real life results, and if they do, poor Ken is going to have a hard time keeping his political career going.

Boris wins with 43.4% of all votes.  Ken comes last with only 11.5%

Thank you for taking part in the first election in London City.  Just for fun, but we hope you enjoyed it.