Friday, November 06, 2020

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

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Happy Bonfire Night!



 Thanks for making this years display such a delight.  Great fun.  A lockdown special! :)



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)

Got it wrong



With some relief, I called the election for Trump and got it wrong!

Hopefully the new President will eventually end the unremitting hostilities that so many of our friends have endured.

Remember remember the fifth of November.  Hope you can join us for a firework show at 12pm SL time.

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Great Britain in Lockdown



We saw this coming a mile off, didn't we?   

The United Kingdom begins a full National Lockdown again at a minute after midnight on Thursday 5th November.

Here in London City we are determined to make the best of it and keep spirits high with some great entertainment, concerts, parties and events.  There is nothing we can do but wait it out again. Maybe instead of thinking we are stuck at home, we should consider that we are safe at home?

Chin-up everyone.  We've been through this before and emerged. We might as well treat it as a "virtual holiday"

Join us on 5th November from 12pm SL time (8pm UK) because it is Guy Fawkes night and we will be having a wonderful virtual firework display.  Since you have the next day off work, maybe a little tipple to warm the cockles of your heart?


Tuesday, November 03, 2020

USA General Election



 



Uh oh!

So here it is, the most jaw-dropping election ever in American History as two dinosaurs fight to the death.

The 'Great Orange' against 'Tom Cruise's father in Top Gun, back from heaven'.

Who will win, Donald Trump or Joe Biden, and why do you want your candidate to win?

There will be heated debate, but this is your chance to air your feelings whilst we all await the results together.  Fierce debate is fine, but common decency is expected.

Join us from 2am SL time (10pm UK)  Good luck and may your candidate win!

I hope you get to tell me how wrong I am for the next four years, but (and my feelings have nothing to do with it),  I am absolutely certain that Trump will win.

Sunday, November 01, 2020

War Of The Worlds Video



AlexeyRoshall has sent us a wonderful HD video of yesterdays Halloween Party in London City. So toggle the little cog and view in HD, it is wonderful!

We all hope you enjoy the video and please check-out Alexey Roshall's Youtube channel


Martians gatecrash Halloween Party



We did it!   We fought off those pesky Martians again.  What is it about Halloween that always makes them try in on with us here in London City?

On Primrose hill, there were a few charred Residents, but on the whole we all made it through the night, thanks to copious amounts of whisky (used for medicinal purposes only <coughs>).

Hope you had a great Halloween with us.











Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Halloween - War of The Worlds Stage Show - Saturday























































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)

Sunday, October 25, 2020

War Of The Worlds - A date for your diary!



On Saturday 31st October, London City invites you to take part in War Of The Worlds.

Be a member of the cast in this interactive stage show!


As part of the Halloween celebrations, we hope you will join us for some Sci-Fi Horror as we enjoy an interactive interpretation of H.G. Wells' famous classic, The War Of The Worlds.

The story so far...

A huge mass of luminous gas has erupted on Mars and sped towards earth. 

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

As we watched, there was another jet of gas, another missile, starting on its way.

The invasion has begun!



Come to the party dressed however you like, but to be part of the Cast (and dance on stage) in this Interactive Show, please dress in turn of the century clothing.  Men in cloth caps and working clothes, ladies in bustles and bonnets or dressed as maids - circa anytime from 1880 to 1940.  

We do hope you will join us for this production of WOTW at London in Second Life.

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show at 1pm SL time.
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