Showing posts with label London. Show all posts
Showing posts with label London. Show all posts

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Gunpowder, Treason and Plop




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 an indoor firework show today at Substation, 12pm SL time (8pm UK)

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter



Wishing you a happy and peaceful Easter.

Join us this morning for Coffee and Croissants in the park and for the Giant Egg n Spoon Race this afternoon.  Also this evening, the  Easter Sunday edition of Substation at 11am SL time (7pm UK) and the Cash For Questions Quiz at the Worlds End pub from 1pm SL time (9pm UK).

Enjoy the highlights from last nights Revival:

Monday, February 06, 2017

The Queen's Sapphire Jubilee



Queen Elizabeth II has reigned for 65 years today, 6th February.

The Queen makes history as she becomes the first British Monarch to reach the Sapphire Jubilee.  Unlike her Golden Jubilee in 2002, there are no grand festivities planned to mark this historic milestone.

In 2015, when she thanked the nation for its kind messages after overtaking Queen Victoria's reign as the longest serving monarch of all time, she admitted that the record was "not one to which I have ever aspired".   Adding, "Inevitably, a long life can pass many milestones.  My own is no exception".

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

NVIDIA driver 378.49 Problems



An emerging problem this morning with reports on rendering issues after updating NVIDIA graphics driver to 378.49

Residents are reporting a render issue where the world is painted in a blue hue.   There are various work arounds for this issue (including not installing the update or rolling it back), turning glow off and enabling ALM etc.  

For details see https://jira.phoenixviewer.com/browse/FIRE-20774


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Broadcasting Centre




Second Life's most popular destination expands its entertainment department with the opening of London City Radio.

Located atop the newly renovated Broadcasting Centre, London City Radio plays the best in contemporary hits and retro music. Streaming live 24 hours a day, LCR features a twice daily Alternative Music show playing hits from the 50's to the 80's and include many of your top Brit Pop performers. Using state of the art technologies, LCR delivers crisp clear digital sound.



Also located at Broadcasting Centre are our new television facilities. Drop by the studio and take part in London Live chat show or catch a glimpse of Fanny and Floyd on the cookery programme.

London City has always offered the best in entertainment and with these new facilities we are poised to take Second Life broadcasting to the next level.

Drop by London City and enjoy all that Second Life's most popular destination has to offer.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/192/103/83

Friday, September 26, 2014

EDGE! today from 6am SL (2pm UK)




EDGE Dancebar is throwing open its door as it re-opens on Friday 26th September.

Catering to the LGBT and Straight Community alike, EDGE is a Gay Nightspot in London City and will feature special events with Live DJ's each Friday.

Come along and join DJ Millionaires as he hosts an opening "Best in Swimwear" contest with Lindens to be won for turning up in your best budgie smugglers. Yes it may be a blatant excuse to party in barely any clothing but hey, who cares!.. Any excuse right!

Party runs 6-8am SLT (2pm UK) Friday 26th September.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/227/55/24

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sock Hop - Fundraiser for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer




Lets go To the Hop!!

Slip on your socks and poodle dresses, guys pop on those drainpipe trousers and Elvis sideburns and get ready to jive jive jive!

DJ Aldo and host Elle will be holding a Fundraiser Sock Hop in support of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life.  There will be kiosks around the diner for you to donate into for this worthy cause.

About Making Strides Against Breast Cancer:
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or MSABC is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.

The party will start at 9am SLT on Saturday 13th so make a note in your diary, great tunes, good people, fantastic cause.. see you there!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/183/164/23

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New Resident Help Center





We were all new to Second Life once and if like me you found yourself dumped on an island with little or no help, never fear London City is here!


Our renovated New Resident Help Center is dedicated to assisting new residents as well as those who have been away from Second Life and missed all the changes.  The LC NRH is centered around the current Second Life Viewer build and includes an overview of the User Interface as well as some very handy Quick Tips for those Residents in a hurry to start their Second Life.       



As ever, our team of dedicated Support Staff is always on hand, but with our exclusive Live Support feature Residents in need of help can now chat live with a London City Support member with just one click. We have eliminated the need to search out tags or specific Staff Members with this feature.



As a compliment to the LC NRH Center, those Residents wishing to learn more about the UI will be able to attend free form classes that will cover a wide range of topics. These classes will be informal, interactive and above all fun.


If you are new to Second Life or are returning to a world that seems just a little unfamiliar, be sure to visit the LC NRH Center.




Friday, July 04, 2014

Chip Takacs singing LIVE in London City




London City are proud to bring to you LIVE entertainment in the form of singer Chip Takacs.

Who and what is Chip Takacs? Chip is a boy who was born an raised in the seaside town of Rockaway Beach, New York.  at 14 he traded a B.B. gun for a secova electric guitar. Taking lessons from his friend Mike Gordon he progressed to play live shows  at local bars in Rockaway. His crowning moment came when he got to play New York's famous night club, CBGB's.  Chip has played many different places since then and now brings his music to second life.

Using professional back tracks, he sings and plays live guitar, as if the back tracks are his band. Chip mainly covers songs from the hits of the 70's 80s, and beyond.

He has a typical Brooklyn attitude and isn't afraid to let it flow at his show, and the music has the same bend... some like it, some don't... one thing they all agree on is, it is a show to see and hear...

Make sure you head on over to London City for an event you won't forget.
He takes the stage in LC3 at 11am SLT on 4th July... come on over and join the fun!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/229/214/24

Sunday, June 29, 2014

EDGE Dancebar





London City (London inSL, Second Life London) announces the opening of EDGE Dancebar.

The first and only gay London venue opens it's doors to rave reviews. Catering to the LGBT and Straight Community alike, EDGE features Go-Go Bois and live DJ's.


EDGE offers an industrial feel in a spacious environment. But don't let the size put you off, there are a few cosy spots if you're up for a snog.

Ready for a break from all the dancing? Venture upstairs and relax on the sofa with a cocktail or step out on the balcony for a breath of fresh air and spectacular views of the city.

 
 

Special events are held each night of the week to a variety of Dance, House and Club music. Drop by Second Life London's newest attraction, you may have to push your way past a few hot sweaty half naked bodies but it's well worth the effort.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

London City - Officially SL11B




THE EMPIRES OF THE FUTURE...

The opening of Second Life's largest community event is just one day away. It seems like only yesterday we were at the closing events of SL10B and now here we are a year later about to celebrate the opening of SL11B, Second Life's Eleventh Birthday.
 

 

This years event features the best and brightest that Second Life has to offer, and we are pleased that London City has been counted among them. The only London in Second Life asked to participate at the Official SL11B event, the London City Exhibit is based on a bright and prosperous future.


Of course, being the only London chosen to exhibit did present some pressures but we happily rose to the challenge. It was great to be able to build in confidence knowing that those who abused their Second Life Birthday parcel last year to grief us were excluded from participation this year.

The build began with a concept and quickly took on a life of it's own. Growing and changing to become what we feel exemplifies this years theme, "The Empires Of The Future Are The Empires Of The Mind".

 
As part of the SL11Big Hunt, we have not one but TWO free gifts for you. These items were created by London Brand exclusively for London City's Exhibit. But you'll have to wait until tomorrow when the regions officially open before you can get your hands on these one of a kind items.
 
 
 
Everyone here at London City would like to thank the Community, Visitors and Merchants for making London City the most popular destination in Second Life.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

London City and SL11B





London City is pleased to announce that once again we have been invited to exhibit at Second Life's biggest Community event, SL11B.


This years theme, Empires Of The Future, has been taken from a quote by Winston Churchill. What better way to personify this than London City, especially during the Centennial of The Great War.


The London City Exhibit, titled The Future Of London In Second Life, is being built to exemplify Winston Churchill's fighting spirit, working towards a future Second Life free from greifing and hatred. A place where all communities co-exist in peace and prosperity.

We were pleased to discover that London City has been chosen as the only London to exhibit at SL11B. With this in mind we have been working to create a distinctive and provocative exhibit.

Watch this space for further developments of the exhibit.


Whilst we build, pop over to London City and join the largest community in Second Life.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Great White Shark - Lydia Tracking Station



A Great White Shark will soon be in British waters and you can monitor her route towards the English coast at London Seaside.

News sources report "Great White shark Lydia continues crossing the mid-Atlantic, heading towards the United Kingdom. First caught and tagged with a tracking device off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida, in March 2013 a great white shark nicknamed Lydia has travelled more than half way across the Atlantic. Her last satellite check-in had her 745 miles off the Irish coast."

"Lydia has meandered up the U.S. East Coast to Nova Scotia, Canada following a rich chain of aquatic life that includes sea lions before turning east for Europe. Lydia is one of the few female great white sharks to be tagged. She is thought to be in her early twenties and may be pregnant. If she enters the Mediterranean, she may swim to a known shark birthing area near Turkey."


Now you can track Lydia's progress across the Atlantic Ocean as she heads towards the UK by visiting the 'Lydia Tracking Station' at the London City Seaside.


We continue to monitor the waters off the coast of London City and will report the sightings as they happen.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Hi De Hi Campers





The London City Team are easily identifiable by their stylish Yellow Coats, although on occasion you may find them wearing Red or Union Jack.

These Sport Outfits were created specifically for London City and are only available to members of Staff. Should you need help during your visit you need only find one of our Yellow Coats who will happy assist.



Our Resident Cordon Bleu Chef, Bert Green, has a special treat for you today. Spaghetti Bolognese and chips. And don't forget the Knobbly Knees Competition by the Olympic sized swimming pool and Italian Night in the Hawaiian Ballroom.

Be sure to visit London City, the most popular destination in Second Life.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

London Brand NEW UPDATE



This one's just for the boys...a London Brand black jacket and t-shirt.

Crafted in mesh, the shirt has the London Stamp on the front and the jacket back is emblazoned with a stylized Union Jack.

As with all London brand merchandise, this jacket is FREE and only available in London City.


 If it isn't London Brand by London City it isn't Official London gear.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

London Brand Clothing



Two new FREE outfits have been added to the London Brand Clothing range. These outfits are 100% mesh and made exclusively by London City.


Keep Calm and Love London.
This outfit for the Ladies comes complete with T-Shirt and Skinny Jeans. The jeans have an appropriate Union Jack back pocket and ride low on the hip to accentuate your curves.

Standard mesh sizes are included as well as all alpha layers.












The Men's outfit features a short sleeve Hoodie T-Shirt and Skinny Jeans. The jeans have an appropriate Union Jack back pocket.

Standard mesh sizes included as well as all alpha layers.















These outfits are available in London City only, and remember if it doesn't say London Brand it isn't Official London Apparel.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Seaside Fishing At The Pier




What could be better than a day at the seaside? Fishing of course!


And fishing at the London City Seaside is second to none. Enjoy a leisurely day sat by the shore or enter into fierce competition on the pier. Just grab a pole and some bait from the 7Seas vendor and choose your spot.


London City Seaside features the always popular 7Seas Fishing game. Show off your Catch Of The Day because '...every pet you catch is wearable! No useless, high-prim, copyright-dodgy fish here -- everything you get can be used with your avatar. Be the life of the party with a school of guppies swirling around your head, or a cute little mermaid parked on your shoulder! Of course, not everything you catch is a pet... you might find valuable Salvage, which can be collected and converted via a Blueprint into a prize such as a boat, or a game, or more. Who knows what other secrets lurk in the oceanic depths..?'


The most popular Destination in Second Life, London City, brings you the most popular Holiday Destination, London City Seaside So grab your fishing gear and spend a day fishing, sunning, swimming and feasting on doughnuts and ice cream.

London City Seaside has exactly what you need to chase away those winter blues.
 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

St. Marks On The Park




Continuing festivities with a very special Choral Service at St. Marks On The Park.

We enjoyed a performance by The Salvation Army whilst sipping mulled wine and sampling other delectable treats from the spread lay out by Coffee Queen.

St Marks On The Park is located in London City's Regent's Park

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Spotlight On Style: Spazio Piaggio



Lurking around the streets of London City for something for today's blog, I came across Spazio Piaggio.  It is a lovely little shop packed to the gunnels with men's mesh and non-mesh outfits.


The outfit pictured above is called F35.  It comes with a soft cotton t-shirt with a subtle pattern across the chest and (prim) sleeves, a pair of faded grey jeans with a belt and prim cuffs. soft canvas shoes and a set of dog tags to complete the casual look.

Spazio Piaggio can be found here.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Gallery Xue - Dance Anywhere this Friday




This Friday at 12pm SL (8pm UK) join Vaneeesa Blaylock of Gallery Xue will be holding another living art exhibition at Trafalgar Square in London City.

Vaneeesa Blaylock / Company explores identity and individuality in the 21st century through a continuing series of performance artworks. We are excited to be participating in the 2012 Dance Anywhere with a group / crowd dance in Virtual London at Noon PDT / 8pm UK

Everyone is welcome to participate and dance around this great monument.  Full details are on her Website Here