Friday, May 18, 2018

A Right Royal Wedding



Prince Harry will be taking Meghan Markle up the aisle on Saturday and you can watch it live!

BBC has waived its licensing for this event and it can be streamed freely everywhere in the world.  You can see BBC coverage on Youtube
beginning at 9am UK (which is 1am SL time).

Things start hotting up with the arrival of the Royals about an hour later and Her Majesty The Queen is due to arrive shortly after 11am UK (3am SL).

The Ceremony starts at 12 midday prompt UK (4am SL) and will last about an hour.

We hope you will join us in London City to celebrate this Royal unity which spreads across the great pond.

Unlike the Royals, we are providing sandwiches and grog for this spectacle.   Enjoy the day!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Dorothy Squires Concert, Saturday 12pm SL



A largely forgotten legend, compared as the British voice of Ethel Merman and all the tragedy of Judy Garland is appearing in London City on Saturday.

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

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/105/111/23



It is hard to believe that Dorothy Squires, now so forgotten was once the highest paid British singer.

Famous for her belting voice, her outrageous ball gowns and an unbridled and profane temper, Dorothy Squires was a sensation that swept the country in the 1950's and beyond.

In 1953 she married the then unknown actor Roger Moore who was 12 years her junior and used her substantial clout with the right people in Hollywood to get him into movies and television series.

As Roger Moore's career took off, hers began to slide.  Throughout the 1960's she tried to keep her career in momentum, but she suffered from the emerging popularity of the sounds created by new and  younger singers, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield and Sandy Shaw.

Squires and Moore separated in 1961, when Moore left her to move in with Luisa Mattioli.  Squires refused to divorce him without a substantial settlement and Moore could not re-marry until an agreement was reached and the divorce was finalised 8 years later in 1969.

Now aged 55 she managed to chart one final time with her own cover of "My Way".  New concerts followed at the Palladium, which Squires had hired herself at substantial cost, but her shows sold out in hours and she managed to cover her costs.

By 1971 Dorothy Squires career was almost at and end.   She undertook the first of 30 court cases which would keep her as the focal point in newspapers for the next 15 years.

She successfully sued the News of The World for a story they printed about her and Moore entitled "When love turned sour".

Her new career of suing people for libel began to turn bad when she dragged actor Kenneth More through the courts for accidentally referring to Mattioli as Roger Moore's wife when Moore was still married to Squires at the time.  She lost the case.

In 1973 she was charged with high kicking a taxi driver when he threw her out of his cab for being disorderly.  The same year she was charged with trying to "bribe" a BBC producer to play her records, but the case was dropped.


In 1974 her house burned down and she managed to escape the inferno clutching her jewels and love letters from Roger Moore.  She moved to a new house in Bray, which flooded three weeks later.

In 1982 she was banned from the high courts.  The high court declared her to be a Vexatious Litigant due to the number of bizarre cases she had taken out against other wealthy people seeking compensation for things said about her.  This move by the courts ended her ability from commencing any further legal action without the express permission of the court.  She never got this permission and she was never able to sue again.

Now broke due to the enormous amount of costs incurred losing nearly all of her court cases, Squires accepted the home provided by an adoring fan in Wales.  She retired there and lived out the rest of her life as a recluse.  She died of lung cancer in 1998 at the age of 83.

She is probably the chief architect of all her bad luck, caused by an obsession of pursuing the fame she had once enjoyed, which had come and gone.  Her refusal to realise that fame is fleeting was perhaps her undoing.

That said, she puts on a magnificent (if not a slightly bizarre camp comedy) show, so we hope you will enjoy us for a rather tongue in cheek cabaret concert, celebrating the superstardom of Miss Dorothy Squires.





Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Trash or Treasure? A Royal Crown



Just like a princess
One man's trash is another man's treasure..

You never know quite what you're going to find in the Soho Trash Can, but with over 100 gifts, including cash, you might strike it lucky and get something useful.... or useless.

It's always worth a rummage in the bin!

Today, we've added Meghan Merkle's fairytale crown, so that you can be a princess too! 

Good luck in winning the latest prize!  Just walk into the bin and it will hand you your present!
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Abranimations Exclusive Gift in London City







The lovely people at Abranimations the motion capture dance creators, have added some exclusive gifts to the London City store.

For this week only, collect the Three Fancy Dress Chicken Avatars and The Farm Hens Avatars.. and The Free Bento Dances to accompany them!

Whilst in the store have a look at the brand new items now available for this season, including a demo version of dancing the Tai Chi and the Combat Evoluntion Karate set of animations.

Keep Dancing on over to Abranimations in London City



A Royal Fiasco and also a Wedding



The proud father
The Royal wedding is on track to be a fun day out (or in) for everyone!

The story so far..

Meghan Merkin's father has had a convenient heart attack which will prevent him from giving his daughter away at the right royal wedding.   Getting caught trying to wheeler deal with the paparazzi for some exclusive behind the scenes photo's has got nothing to do with it.

Meanwhile Clarance House has explained all in a highly detailed and reassuring statement that will allay any gossip.  It reads, "This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding. She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this difficult situation."

Radiant Mother-In-Law
Back on the lawn, the Royal family have broken with the tradition of feeding the wedding guests by telling them if they want to eat, they need to bring their own cheese roll or get a McWedding Burger from across the road. 

The twelve hundred Golden Ticket holders, who have been especially invited for "serving their communities", have also been told that there is no water there either and if they want to remain reasonably hydrated they need to bring a drink too.

So far, this is shaping up to be a right royal fiasco and there's still a number of days to go before the big event.

Feast fit for a king
Join us live in London City on Saturday at 4am SL time (Midday in the UK) as we enjoy even more twists and turns in what is bound to be proper carbaret.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

We Was Robbed!




British entry SuRie, sang like a German band in a performance that was exciting for all the wrong reasons.  In the last minute of her song, what police describe as "a European citizen but not British", ran on to the stage snatching the singers microphone and appeared to shout, "Nazis of the UK media, we demand freedom."

Apparently, this as yet unnamed scumbag, also invaded the stage in three similar incidents during the National Television awards, The Stephen Noland show and the final of last year's, The Voice.

Someone really should get his name and stop inviting him to these functions.

Although our entry was probably not the winning number of the night, it deserved to do a little better than it did, ending in 24th place, beating just Finland and Portugal.  To put this into perspective when  Bonnie Tyler represented us we came 19th, and with Engelbert we came 25th of 26.

Eurovision ceased to be anything about music a very long time ago. In fact a dreadful entry from Israel featuring an overweight Chinese lady at a Takeaway, scooped top prize by winning  the so-called popular vote, having been in an obscure place on the leader board only moments before.

We are used to losing this contest, and in recent years the BBC has twice played canned cheering when our contestants take to the stage to drown out the booing in the auditorium.  So although we never expect to win due to political reasons (ie the rest of EU not liking us for Brexit), we always have fun at this event and the indignation we suffer each year, is actually just part of the cabaret that is Eurovision.

We had a terrific evening in London City, enjoying old Eurovision acts Brotherhood of Man and Bonnie Tyler during the intermission as we collectively watched the Live show, whilst sucking our teeth.  Hope you enjoyed it too!









Saturday, May 12, 2018

Eurovision Song Contest, Live from London City




World's End Pub is on the road tonight, broadcasting Live from the Eurovision Concert area in London City from 11am SL Time (7pm UK) then from 12pm SL time, we start the Eurovision show!

We'll play you a brief summary of the songs coming up tonight, a choice of best previous Euro entries, then the live show itself.

Throughout the show don't forget to vote Yes or No for each song and CoffeeQueen will tabulate how London City has voted.  Our winners will be announced during the Half-Time Show, and the London City Players will perform as Brotherhood of Man and Bonnie Tyler.

Then its back to the live show for the winners.  Plus your chance to win 300L for best in your countries colours!

This year the live show can be seen worldwide on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/eurovision

We hope you can join us.  It all starts at 11am SL time.
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Friday, May 11, 2018

Saturday: Eurovision Song Contest - Live in London City




It is time for the Eurovision Song Contest again!  The show that is so bad, it is great.

This is the second Eurovision since Britain voted to leave the European Union.  Last year they gave us a few points more than usual, to show there is no hard feelings.  This year, we're still leaving, so how will they react?

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

From  12pm SL (8pm UK) get your space on the dance floor as we celebrate by-gone British entries, historic winners and then listen live to this year's hopefuls as they each croon their way into the inevitable oblivion that awaits them.

The half time show features previous Euro winners Brotherhood of Man and previous disaster, Bonnie Tyler!

Come and experience Eurovision, here in  London City, with all the entrants singing their fabulous songs and the good ole UK getting its usual 1 or 2 points.

The campest show on earth is here  http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City3/136/123/23 starting at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with a prize of 300L for Best in Your Countries Colours.

Don't miss it!

A Eurovision flutter




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It's the Eurovision weekend!

This year spare a thought for our dearly departed Katie Boyle, who died last month.  Katie hosted the Worldwide show in 1960, 1963, 1968 and 1974 and the UK portion throughout all of the the 1970's.


If you are a bit of a two-dollar-bettor you might like to have a flutter on the Eurovision Song Contest.

Today would be a good day to head on down to the bookies and place your bets.

The thing to remember about betting on Eurovision, is that it's not all about who has the best song.  It's also about who has the best political ties.  I've put a couple of quid on Australia because I think they have a great song, but the long odds show that the bookies think they're not in a political pole position chance of winning!

Join in on the live stream here in London City from 12pm SL time on Saturday!

Monday, May 07, 2018

Bank Holiday




Good morning from London City, where it's the Bank Holiday again in the UK. 
Bring a sausage and enjoy the holiday Barbecue today.