Sunday, February 28, 2016

London City Community Gateway goes Live






London City is pleased to announce that the New User Community Gateway is now on-line, with over 600 new residents born directly into London City since Friday evening.

New accounts will experience an orientation tutorial which demonstrates the essentials needed for the first hour in Second Life, then pass through into the original community region, London City.

London City has always offered help for New Residents including an extensive Freebie Shop, one-to-one training sessions and building lessons.  Taking this to another level with a dedicated Community Gateway in which they are able to hold classes and show more in-depth orientations, adds a very useful additional layer to the initial experience.

Help is on hand as always, with the London Support team, and you may well see a Linden presence throughout the weekend as they work to ensure that New Residents born to London City get the best possible first impression of Second Life.

London City thanks its community for being instrumental in making this Gateway a reality, and for being ambassadors in representing all the good things in Second Life.



The Weekend Knees Up



On Saturday Kev The Cockney did a fantastic Live set to accompany the Pub Knees Up themed weekend... Enjoy the video (twiddle the cog to change the resolution).

Next week, Roy Orbison in Concert!


Friday, February 26, 2016

Kev the Cockney sings Pub Landlord Style, LIVE on Saturday



KEV TYSON, a crazy Cockney  from London, has an amazing show filled with great songs and great fun.  Kev is a breath of fresh air in SL entertainment!

For some years, Kev Tyson, known as Kev the Cockney has performed in shows that the London City staff go out of their way to see each Christmas.

Kev has a pub style, around the piano voice and this has always been a hit with our team who adore him.

Finally we have been able to persuade Kev to appear live here in London City this Saturday.

Kevs Bio:
Kev the Cockney is a fun singer who covers all types of musical genres and loves the late 70s and 80s where he can always find a song you will like or something that brings back a few fond memories of that era.  Occasionally he throws a curve ball in which a style even he has not planned just happens. A set worth taking the time to listen to. You just never know for sure what he’s going to go with the hour and like he says he don’t even know himself so you lot ain’t got a chance. A Fun hour not to be missed !

Enjoy an evening of pub landlord style cabaret with us on Saturday.
Party starts 12pm SL (8pm UK),  Show starts 1pm SL

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Blondie on Saturday



Forty years ago, waitress Debbie Harry, who had been performing part-time in a folk band, formed Blondie with her friend Chris Stein.

In 1976 they released their first album Blondie and from then on became a huge success in Australia, England and America.

Although the bulk of their hits were in a relatively short timespan from 1978 to 1981, their most successful release, Maria was not until the band reformed, many years later in 1999.

Now regularly touring again, you can enjoy the hits once more at The Blondie Tribute Concert, this Saturday in London City.  The party begins at  12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Concert Area: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/123/110/23

Friday, February 19, 2016

Free Orca Costume from Abranimations



The lovely people from Abranimations have another fabulous free gift for you!

This Orca outfit in 3 colours is available absolutely free from Abranimations in London City!

Head on over to the store to get yours.  Hurry, this is only available for the weekend!

Teleport to Abranimations in London City

Monday, February 15, 2016

Voting Booth Results - Europe and Man on the Moon!



Thank you for taking part in the opinion polls in London City.  They are just for fun, but its fun to see which way the pendulum swings.

We held an In/Out referendum on Europe.  It was a close call throughout, but those wishing to stay IN had the majority.

103 people voted, 56% wanted to stay in, whilst 47% wanted to leave.

We last held this same poll in November 2014 when only 40% wanted to stay in and 60% wanted to leave (based on 100 votes).

For more information see:
Better Out: http://getbritainout.org/ 
Better In: http://www.strongerin.co.uk/



We also asked if man had ever been to the moon.

You will recall that the furthest man has ever been (except for the Apollo missions) is 250 miles in low earth orbit, a return journey of just 500 miles.   In 1969 man apparently flew 235,000 miles to the moon and back, a return trip of 470,000 miles.  He did this for last time in 1972 and have never strayed beyond the 250 mile low earth orbit since..  We asked if you believed that man on the moon had ever happened.

Overwhelmingly, you believe man went to the moon.  82 people voted.  71% believe, 21% do not believe and 8% are unsure.



Thanks for taking part.  Watch out for some US Primary polls coming soon!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentines Day Entertainment



Today is the day we celebrate love.

Whether you are looking for love or have already found it, todays events in London City will make this special day stand out.

10am SL - Nat King Cole in Concert (at Bar Soho).
With a smooth velvety voice, Nat sings all your favourite love songs.

11am SL - Substation with Jon Temple and Bailey.
Playing the best love songs of all time at this special romantically built love-in set, for the popular weekend club.

1pm SL - Worlds End Love Quiz.
Music and Trivia, from DJ Katty at the Worlds End pub.



Happy Valentines Day



Happy Valentines Day everyone.

Here is the video from last nights Love-In show with Matt Monro. (in Hi Def so wiggle the cog to change the quality of playback).

Remember if you're looking for love today, we have Nat King Cole in Concert at 10am SL, Substation at 11am SL and The Worlds End pub from 1pm SL.


Friday, February 12, 2016

Love Hearts Costume, Free from Abranimations in London City



This weekend to celebrate valentines day, the lovely people at Abranimations in London City are giving away a free love heart party costume and 'sexy' dance.

Collect yours free today at Abranimations at London City.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

New voting booth - Man on the moon?



A new voting panel is in the park asking "Has man really been to the moon?"

Before you vote, consider that it was at the height of the cold war and the Russians were making all of the significant steps in space, leaving the rest of the world behind.    The Soviet Union had launched the first orbiting satellite, animal, and first man into space. They had logged 5 times the amount of hours in space than anyone else.

High above the earth at 1,000 miles and extending to 25,000 miles lay lethal bands of radiation called the Van Allen radiation belt.  Every manned mission in history since the first in 1961 to the present has been well below this radiation field, except Apollo.  In order to survive the hour and half journey through this radiation field, solid lead shielding would be required. Instead a thin sheet of foil was used as the only protection.

The furthest man had ever been in space was 250 miles in low earth orbit and the moon is 235,000 miles away.  The international space station orbits the earth at 245 miles.

A pocket calculator has more computing power than computers in the 1960s

In modern times, we have never returned to the moon.

But if you believe we put a man on the moon, please vote yes.

The panel is located here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/78/240/24


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

How was your day?




The hub in Regent's Park Soho just gets busier and busier...
 
It is a great place to meet in the early evening UK times (around 10am SL) and broadcast to the nation just how great (or not) your day was.

A fun and friendly crowd await news of your day, every day here:
Teleport: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/75/217/24

Then from 11am SL (7pm UK) try your luck at Worlds End Bingo.  Cash prizes and totally free to enter.   Live DJ and meat and potato pies.  What more could anyone ever wish for?   Teleport: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/37/9/24

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Underwater Love



Check out the new dance routine performed by The London City Players in their new video entitled, Underwater Love..

And remember, if you are looking for Love this Valentines, look no further than London City.   Our love theme continues this weekend with Matt Monro's Love-In on Saturday 13th and Nat King Cole in Concert on Sunday, Valentines Day.


Monday, February 08, 2016

Storm Imogen




Greetings from London where "Imogen" is just getting started.  
London is one of less severe areas with paltry 55 mile an hour winds.

Look further South to Southampton to see the full force of this storm with raging winds reaching 85 miles an hour.

The day is young, this event gets into full force by lunch time.
You can follow the progress of Imogen here http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/


Regular Event Schedule



As well as weekly concerts and Churchill's Pub at 10am SL, this is our regular event schedule in London City:


Sunday, February 07, 2016

The Weekend Review at London City



Enjoy the video of this weekends highlights here in London City!
It's in hi-def so as usual, click the cog to change the definition to one that suits your viewing pleasure!


Friday, February 05, 2016

Passenger Concert on Saturday



Passenger was originally a Brit folk/rock band formed in 2003.

When they split up in 2007, lead singer Mike Rosenberg continued his career as a solo artist under the name of Passenger, busking his way around Europe and appearing at fringe festivals.

Then suddenly in 2013 year he exploded onto the scene with three chart topping songs in quick succession,   Let her Go, The Wrong Direction and Holes.

Having written over 200 songs, Passenger is receiving the critical acclaim that eluded the band for so long. 

Party in the Park starts on Saturday at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Passenger tribute band on stage an hour later.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/133/114/23

Thursday, February 04, 2016

New Purpose Built homes available




Brand new purpose built houses in London City West, available this weekend.
100 prim allowance, introductory offer of 325L p/w for as long as you stay.

Reserve your house now! Come take a look 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/111/168/23

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Eyes down for Bingo, at The Worlds End Pub





It's that time of the week again for a session of cash prize bingo at The Worlds End Pub.

Starting at 11am SLT, we will be playing bingo for 2 hours, with DJ Katty on the decks entertaining us with her wonderful selection of tunes.

The game is free and easy to play.  It's all automatic, and the first person to get a line wins the Lindens.

With our fine selection of beers and wines, good company, great music and money to be won, what better way to round off your Wednesday?

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/37/20/24

Restart Problems on Tuesday



We are sorry for what seemed like continual restarts on all four of our regions at various times for most of yesterday.

As is normal on Tuesdays, the Second Life Servers were rolled for update, but unexpectedly also rolled all of the Release Candidate servers too, placing them on the main channel by accident.

A second roll was later performed to hopefully correct this error, but unfortunately it then placed the estate on the incorrect RC channel, After a third and final roll the estate finally went back to the correct server.

Each roll resulted in approximately 30 minutes of down time per region and effected not only our visitors ability to enter London City but also caused disruption to ongoing events.

We are sorry for this disruption, but it was beyond our control, and we are pleased to let you know that everything is now resolved.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Season of Love



Valentines season begins in London City.

If you are looking for friendship or love, what better place to come and meet new people.   With over three thousand unique visitors each and every day, this is the place to find the love of your life.

London City will be running events through February and Cupid will be out in force!



Monday, February 01, 2016

London City Community Gateway






Second Life's London themed Community Gateway, "London City Gateway" is taking shape.

The Gateway aims to give new users the basic skills they need to enjoy their initial experience in Second Life.

New users creating accounts will be given the option to login directly to London City, so it is important to include as many useful tutorials as possible, without overwhelming a newcomer.

The 'Walk-Through' already covers how to move, walk, fly, communicate, dress avatars, use pose balls and join groups.



We are very fortunate that London City group memberships now total a quarter of a million residents and to that end we would like to draw upon your wealth of experience and invite your comments, suggestions and ideas for additional 'instructions' that should be included.






Please visit London City Community Gateway and imagine yourself as a brand new user. If you have a suggestion for something we should include as a basic but essential skill that a new user will need within the first hour of their Second Life, please drop a note card in-world to Billy Arentire.

At this point we are not seeking to demonstrate building skills as a part of the tour as this will be included in a dedicated area.

Thank you to all your suggestions so far.  Please keep them coming.