Monday, August 31, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
You will recall that we cancelled Amy recently to pay tribute to Our Cilla.
Well as a special Brucey Bonus, Amy is playing as Part of Substation today at 12pm SL.
Join us for Substation at 11am SL / 7pm UK, with the concert an hour later at 12pm SL.
The plonk was flowing and you all showed yourselves up disgracefully. I on the other hand, was sober as a judge, a gentleman, witty and debonair. At least, that is how I remember it, and I'll drink to that.
Enjoy the video of the antics and don't forget Substation today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) where we can carry on, thanks to a long weekend here in the UK.
The video is in hi-def, so click the little cog to change settings.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
In the UK, the Summer Bank Holiday weekend is upon us and all the supermarkets, are offering cheap grog!
Whilst millions of people will try to leave work as early as possible on Friday to get a head start a on the three day binge of barbies and booze, London City will be setting up for Carnival.
On Friday, from 10am SL (6pm UK), Edge and The Crown in London City West, will all be open for an early Bank Holiday knees-up, followed by Bar Soho and Madame Lalas in London City from 11am SL
On Saturday, we have UB40 in Concert.
UB40 are a British reggae and pop band with more than 50 singles in the UK chart since they began in 1978 and are still performing today.
Selling over 70 million records, the band is best known for songs, Red Red Wine, Kingston Town, Falling in Love With You, Breakfast in Bed, Homely Girl, Don't Break My Heart and many more.
Join us on Saturday at 12pm SL (8pm UK) for London City's tribute to UB40
Friday, August 28, 2015
It has to be said, the removal of VAT charges for those of us in Europe, is a huge incentive to encourage new Premium Members.
VAT is no longer charged for Premium Membership!
Second Life Monthly Premium Accounts, just got even better with a price reduction from $9.95 to $9.50 per month.
Let us break this down for residents in the UK, although of course it applies to all countries where VAT is charged.
Old Monthly Price $9.95 plus 20% VAT = $11.94 = £7.74 per month
New Monthly $9.50 = £6.16 per month
Quarterly $22.50 (with VAT £17.50) now without VAT £14.58
Annually $72.00 (with VAT £55.98) now without VAT £46.65
Also, you receive 300 L$ every week when you are a premium member. This is the equivalent of £3.35 per month.
You also receive a one off 1000 L$ bonus, applied to your account after 30 days of being a Premium member worth £2.59
This is a total of 16,600 L$ that you will receive credited to your in-world balance over the course of the year, or in real money £43.56.
So if we take off the money you receive back from being a Premium Member, the equivalent monthy payments for a Premium account become:
Benefits of Premium Accounts:
A Linden Home -or- a 512 sq meter parcel for you to build on supporting 117 prims.
Expanded Support, now including Live Chat
Exclusive Activities including Dune Buggy Racing in Racer's Gulch
Free Premium member gifts
Access to Premium member only Sandboxes
Increase from 42 to 60 groups!
Increase from 25 to 50 offline messages!
Other offers and incentives offered constantly.
In conclusion, If you regularly buy Linden Dollars for purchasing goods, it most definitely worth your while in upgrading your account because of all the added extras you get. If you regularly purchase more than 1200 L$ in any given month, you could be missing out by not having a Premium Account!
You also significantly benefit all of Second Life. Subscriptions bring in a regular income for Linden Lab and the team of Developers, but also places another 300 L$ into the virtual economy, per premium member, per week, ensuring that there is a healthy influx of new cash entering the grid on a regular basis.
For more information and to check out the upgrade options, visit https://secondlife.com/premium
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
For one night only ABBA returned last night, to London City.
Abba the Movie it 'aint. Why oh why did I try to be clever and watermark it? :(
Enjoy the video of Saturday night in London City. Sorry it's a little rough.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Here is the video of Friday night in London City. Bar Soho and Madame Lala's are also open throughout the week.
Today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) join Coffee and Katty in Worlds End Pub, then hop over to Party in The Park at 12pm SL, with ABBA on stage at 1pm SL. Right afterwards, Bar Soho will be taking us through to the early hours of Sunday morning.
Friday, August 21, 2015
The amazing ABBA show comes to London City on Saturday for Party in The Park.
Singing all their top tunes, this most famous band of all time will have your avatars dancing in the aisles.
Classic Disco at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and the main concert is at 1pm SL (9pm UK). This is a very popular event, so claim your space on the dance floor early!
TP to Concert area
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The funeral of Cilla Black will take place today at 1pm at St. Mary's Church in Woolton, Liverpool.
More than 4,000 people have signed a book of condolence, following her abrupt death on 1st August whilst on holiday in Spain, aged 72.
Fans are expected to line the 2-mile cortège route and Liverpool will observe a two minute silence in remembrance of this icon.
So if you are reading this at lunch time. Spare a thought for Our Cilla.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The eagerly anticipated update for the popular Third Party viewer, Firestorm is now available.
This is a significant release, bringing the viewer in-line with the latest code available from the Lab and includes numerous fixes and enhancements to Firestorm's previous versions.
The viewer now offers full support for Experience Keys, which means users will now see the full permissions request dialogue instead of the truncated version that non Experience Key viewers currently display.
London City was an early closed-beta tester of Linden Lab's Creator Tools, see our stories for more information about Experience keys: London City Advanced Creator Tools Creator Tools Portals and Creator Tools in Singularity
Firstorm also now fully supports Viewer-Managed Marketplace.
Visit the Firestorm Viewer page to download the updated product.
Linden Lab announced via a press release on Tuesday that the next generation of Virtual World reality, known during its development cycle as Project Sansar, is now in the closed alpha testing phase.
Due for release to the public in late 2016, the closed alpha currently has a small number of content creators trying out the platform for the first time, with more being invited later in the year.
The lab is keen to point out that Second Life is not going anywhere and that Sansar will run alongside their existing flagship product.
See the press release here
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Yesterday was our 6th Birthday. Thank you to everyone who came and partied with us to the sounds of Steps.
Here's a video of the drunken antics at Party in The Park and Bar Soho, Enjoy!
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Bar Soho makes its return on Friday! The first club London City ever opened is making a welcome return to number 1 Soho Square.
We have taken this opportunity to simplify the club opening times so you never need to miss an event again.
Other regions in the estate with clubs Edge and The Crown are unaffected and will continue with their regular schedules, but in London City(1) you can now enjoy entertainment throughout the evening at these new regular times each day.
This new schedule also increases Madame Lala's trading days from one to three times a week.
So whenever you logon during the UK evenings from 7pm UK, there is always something happening!
This new schedule begins on Friday!
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Six years ago on a little 8192 parcel on the mainland, we built this tiny street "Soho Square", with just 8 shops and Bar Soho nightclub. The buildings have improved somewhat over the years, but they are "of the time". This road ultimately spread out to become London City.
We hope you will come and celebrate our 6th Birthday with us this coming weekend!
Also, we have a brand new schedule for the clubs starting this weekend - news on that very soon.
|Bar Soho, the first club of London City|
|Lala's was one of the 8 shops before it became a club.|
Sunday, August 09, 2015
An amazing show with Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. If you weren't there, you missed some incredible dance choreography. Completely mesmerizing and bringing an extra element of life to the show.
And we also had a great send off for Juiced!
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Today heralds the end of an era for the chameleon nightclub JUICED!
Juiced first opened its doors in July 2012 and after three years of serving the community it has earned its place in London City history.
With a rapidly changing scenery every week, Juiced is the ultimate in themed parties and tonight for its final outing a jungle theme has been created so we can all be transported on safari in an instant.
Jon and MJ who have been running Juiced for two years are not leaving London City, they will still continue with excellent sets and contests, but feel that Juiced should go out on a high and to that end, have decided to bring the curtain down for this final show.
The club is unique in changing its surroundings each week and was the brainchild of RubyJones, who opened it in London City3 in 2012. It has had far too many interiors to picture them all, but here are some of the ones we enjoyed.
Visit Juiced! today at 2.30pm SL time (10.30pm UK) to bid a fond and affectionate farewell to a club that has always been at the heart of the community.
Thanks to everyone who has been a part of Juiced!
Juiced TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/198/203/24
Next week, a new chapter in London City clubbing begins.... stay tuned for news!
Friday, August 07, 2015
Prime Rump for your delight at EDGE
Edge the Gay Dancebar for men has settled in to its new home in London City West.
Being in an adult region, clothing is entirely optional and if you want to have a great night out with some beefy fit guys, look no further than this all male bar, playing club, house and trance music.
Today at 10am SLT (6pm UK) head over to Edge for a great set by our newest DJ on the block, DJ DirtyB
Edge is open at this regular time, Sunday through Friday.
Visit here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/107/60/24
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Monday, August 03, 2015
London City began its life on the mainland in a region called Mephilo Tor. The region is still around but largely vacant.
It all seems like such a long time ago. Here's an old video of "Mainland London" as we called it back then. Hopefully my video editing skills have improved slightly since these early videos.
Sunday, August 02, 2015
Some very sad news today, Cilla Black has died aged just 72.
The iconic star from the 1960's onwards, began as a cloak room girl at the Cavern in Liverpool when The Beatles were first starting out and rapidly rose to fame after being spotted as an emerging talent.
We were due to bring you the second Amy MacDonald concert this evening at 11am SL time (7pm UK) but in tribute, The London City Players will now perform "Our Cilla" in Concert.