Friday, July 21, 2017

Free Bento Dance from Abranimations in London City




Abranimations has released a new Bento Belly Dance set. Today they have released the first set 'Arabian Drum Belly Dances'. These are high energy dances performed to an Arabian drum beat. The first one in the set is free for the weekend in a crate next to the main vendor. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/29/124/24



Premier: Emmylou Harris Concert



Emmylou Harris is an American singer and songwriter.

Back in the 60s she was spotted by Gram Parsons who recognized her special talent of introducing harmonies that the song writers had overlooked.  After Gram's untimely and bizarre death, Emmylou went solo and carved her own career.

She has recorded with Bob Dylan, John Denver, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, Neil Young and most recently toured with Mark Knopfler.

In 1995 she diverged from country for a new Indy-style sound for her album "Wrecking Ball", which was panned by critics as career suicide, and yet sold more then 5 million copies.  Since then Emmylou has periodically, continued to dip her toes into this unique style of music.

She went on to win 13 Grammy's and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Emmylou Harris appears for the first time ever in London City on Saturday.   The party begins at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL time.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/102/23

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Pools Out for Summer




The Olympic sized swimming pool makes a return to the hub area, for those of you who want to cool down before you visit the beach area in London City West.

Worlds End has their Posh Bingo event today at 11am SL (7pm UK) and why not check out the new corridor at the back of the pub which leads to a lovely patio, beside the seaside, beside the sea.

Worlds End TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/37/9/24 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Severe storms about to hit the UK



Brace yourselves, they're on their way and in great British style, the storms will arrive at "tea time".

Where else on the planet, is "tea time" a recognized time of day, except in Blighty?

The Met Office has issued Amber alerts for most of the UK for today and tomorrow, with an inch of rain and hour falling throughout this evening and tomorrow.

Severe thunderstorms are expected to disrupt power networks, so make yourself a flask of tea and some corned beef sarnies and prepare to go back in time tonight and relive the blitz.

If you would like to track the storms progress, this super site shows you all the lightening strikes in real-time.  This presupposes you have internet access and power to your house!
https://www.lightningmaps.org/

So, strap yourselves down and enjoy the wild ride!

Previously in London City.....

Monday, July 17, 2017

Trash or Treasure?



People are always throwing things away in the litter bins in London City.   You never know quite what you will find in there.  A useful gadget or even some cash.   By walking up to the bin a random gift will be given to you.

You can visit the litter bin in Regent's Park here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/88/205/23

And the reason for this reminder?  There is a wonderful Trump Anti-Stress doll for you to shake.

With over a hundred items in the trash can, be sure to visit it regularly!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Free dance from Abranimations



Collect your free "Lyrical Contempory" Dance from the crate next to the vendors.  This dance is available FREE for this weekend ONLY!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/32/130/24

SUBSTATION with Coffee and Bailey




Coffee and Bailey, the 2 oldest jocks of the Airwaves, are appearing again today at Substation in London City.

Join us for a couple of hours of fun as this accomplished drag act, play their old camp vinyl.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/27/221/17

Starts 11am SL (7pm UK)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Drifters - Beach Party on Saturday



Well, Saturday night at eight o'clock, I know where I'm gonna go... To the Drifters Beach Concert in London City!

Spanning fifty years (and counting) and with sixty Drifters members so far, this is America's longest running band.

Their songs include, Saturday Night at The Movies, More Than a Number in my Little Red Book, On Broadway, Kissin' In The Back Row of The Movies, There Goes My Baby, This Magic Moment and many many more.

The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and The Drifters are on stage at 1pm SL.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Worlds End Pub



The Worlds End Pub on Wednesday and Sundays is the place to be for Bingo and Pub Quiz fans.  Games are free to join and pay a cash jackpot for the most skilled and often the most lucky!

Last night, The Worlds End had a bumper Bingo Night with no less than ten cash prizes given out during the event.

Pop into the Worlds End for warm pint and a cold pie any time!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/36/12/24




Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A date for your diary. Emmylou in London City 22nd July



A date for your diary..
Premier: A brand new show on Saturday 22nd July as Emmylou Harris appears in London City.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Heatwave in England



Whatever you're doing today, enjoy the weather and don't forget to drink plenty of fluids, especially lashings of Hobgoblin.

With temperatures in London expected to reach 92F, today is the hottest day so far this year.

If you think this is freak weather, think again, only last year on 1st July it was 98F at Heathrow.

However, back in 2003 temperatures reached 102F which would make today seem positively chilly. If you remember that 8 day heatwave, don't forget to wrap up warm today.

The hottest nighttime on record was back in 1990 when it was 75F, but we're going to get close to that today, with an overnight of 71F.


Sunday, July 09, 2017

Celebrating 50 years since decriminalization




To all those who turned out for the Pride Parade in RL London yesterday, thank you for celebrating this landmark event.

With social attitudes so utterly changed in the UK, where it hasn't mattered a jot in many years who you love, it is sometimes hard to believe that this was once a crime and remained unacceptable long after abolition.

30 thousand people took to the streets of London yesterday to celebrate 50 years since the decriminalization of homosexuality.   Whilst it remained a taboo subject for many years after, the British open and inclusive society we find ourselves in today, has evolved so much in the past 20 years.  One can only hope that these frontiers of freedom will one day be accepted the world over.

The Weekend Show



Last night, London City presented to a packed house, the premier of the Fleetwood Mac show.
Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Join us again today for Substation at 11am SL, and Worlds End Pub Quiz at 1pm SL, and pop in throughout the day, there are always some great people to meet in London City.






Saturday, July 08, 2017

UK and USA new trade relationship



Heralding even closer ties with the UK today, President Trump announces at the G20 summit that the USA and UK will have a trade deal "Very very quickly".

Friday, July 07, 2017

Free Bento dance from Abranimations



Abranimations has released some new 60s dances today with Bento finger motion.   This dance also works with non-Bento avatars.

The '60s Medley 1' dance is free for the weekend in a crate next to the main vendor.

You can collect the Free Bento dance from Abranations in London City  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/29/123/24

As always.. you can collect this dance FREE, This Weekend ONLY!

Premiere: Fleetwood Mac on Saturday



British-American Rock Band, Fleetwood Mac,  appear for the first time ever in London City with a brand new show for the kick-off to the Summer Season.

The band was originally formed in the late 60's, but became world famous in 1977 with their album "Rumours", and had a procession of chart hits with tracks released from that album, including, Sara, Gypsy,  Dreams, Go Your Own Way, Rhiannon and more.

You are invited to the premier performance of the London City Players, performing their tribute to Fleetwood Mac this Saturday.

The Party starts at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) with the band on stage an hour later at 1pm SL time.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Happy Independence Day



Wishing our American friends across the great pond a very happy Independence Day.

On this day in 1776 the United States formally separated from Great Britain.

Thomas Jefferson, penned the Declaration of Independence and later went on to become America's 3rd President.  Nine years later, over breakfast one morning, he drew up the US Constitution, but history recalls it's principal author was actually 4th president James Madison.

Wherever you are, have a great day!


Saturday, July 01, 2017

Abranimations Free Bento Dance



FREE BENTO DANCE:  DISCO MEDLEY
FREE for THIS WEEKEND ONLY in a crate next to the main vendors.

Available from Abranimations in London City:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/34/119/24