Friday, February 24, 2017
It's Beer O' Clock. Unwind with an ice cold beer or five and enjoy fun and friendly crowds as the party begins.
The weekend parties kick off now in London City with Bar Soho at 11am SLT (7pm UK), followed by Madame Lala's at 1pm SLT (9pm UK).
Bar Soho: http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/189/206/24
Madame Lala's: http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/233/43/24
A brand new concert for Saturday: Diana Ross
Diana Ross, born 1944 is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress. She rose to fame as the lead vocal in the group, The Supremes.
She departed The Supremes in 1970 and embarked on a Solo career and is still recording to this day.
She is best known for songs, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Upside Down, Endless Love, Touch Me in The Morning, I'm Coming Out, Chain Reaction, When You Tell Me That You Love Me and many more.
Come and enjoy Diana Ross on Saturday at Party in The Park. The party starts at 12pm SLT (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SLT.
Weekend Gift! Free BENTO dance from
Abranimations, released today and in their London City Store.
FREE this weekend ONLY!. You can find it in the crate in front of the new dance vendors set to sale for 0L.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The only pub in the British Isles that still serves fried chicken and chips on a red serviette in a basket. Scampi is also available, as well as Betty Turpin's Hot Pot.
The pub is open throughout the week and features many themed events, including Bingo on Wednesdays from 11am SL (7pm UK), Saturday Night Knees up from 11am SL (7pm UK) and a Cash for Questions quiz every Sunday from 1pm SL (9pm UK)
POSH BINGO TODAY at 11AM SL
Visit The Worlds End here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/36/21/24
Sunday, February 19, 2017
It is time for the weekly get together. Bailey and Coffee will be playing the top tunes to a fun and lively crowd.
This event is starting now. TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/35/222/17
Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Friday, February 17, 2017
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.
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, February 15, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Whether you're looking for love, or have the person of your dreams already, celebrate in London City today.
Bar Soho at 11am SLT (7pm UK) and Madame Lala's 1pm SLT (9pm UK) hold their valentines parties with top slushy tunes especially for all the lovers and Casanova's out there in this virtual bedlam. Have a great day!
Monday, February 13, 2017
New roads have been laid leading from the sandbox to the top of the London City Hub area.
You can now rez vehicles in Belgravia Square and drive them out through any of the London City regions.
We ask that you stick to the roads and keep them away from areas for pedestrians. But have fun and show us your wheels!
If you would like an invitation to the Belgravia Sandbox and you fit the criteria, please drop an IM in-world to Torric Rodas or Billy Arentire and we'll send an invitation to the group.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
The lovely people at Abranimations have released more brand new dances with Bento fingers today.
They include a set of Baroque Dances and some other random dances. One is set for FREE this weekend ONLY!. You can find it in a crate in front of the new dance vendors set to sale for 0L in the London City Store.
You do not need Bento to use these dances, they will work fine on all avatars. However with Bento you will also see finger animations.
Try out the dances on the dance pads and collect your free Bento dance here:
Friday, February 10, 2017
On Saturday, join us for a special show to celebrate Valetines Day.
Matt Monro, sometimes known as the Singing Bus Driver, was a British male vocalist whose career spanned the late 1950s 60s and 70s.
In the 1960s Matt Monro hit international fame and left for America, spending the next 20 years performing concerts and in Las Vegas, before returning to the UK shortly before his death in 1985 at just 54.
He sang the opening movie scores to The Italian Job (On Days Like These), From Russia With Love and Born Free and is best known for songs, Portrait of My Love, If I Never Sing Another Song, We're Gonna Change The World, The Impossible Dream and Walk Away (later recorded by Elvis).
Join us for a romantic evening, with Matt Monro appearing for the first time ever in London City.
Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK), and the Show begins an hour later at 1pm SL
Concert Area TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/98/107/24
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
The Second Life "Glow" bug is now fixed in version v6919 released today 8th February.
Download v6919 from the Singularity site located here:
The wait is finally over for Singularity Viewer users who have been waiting for Bento to arrive on their preferred viewer.
If you are already using the alpha releases, create a restore point, un-install the old version (your settings will be preserved) and head on over to the Singularity Alpha site and install Build 6905 to enjoy Bento in Singularity!
|Bento head as seen on Singularity v6905|
There is still a bug present which surfaced on builds beyond v6864 with objects using glow, where glow incorrectly shows unless Advanced Lighting Model is enabled.
!!This bug is now fixed!!
However, you can enable ALM and then turn off Shadows if you have a slightly lower end graphics card without too much impact in frame rate. (CTRL+P Graphics tab).
You can also vote and follow this bug on the jira: https://singularityviewer.atlassian.net/browse/SV-2143
A reminder of some useful settings in Singularity:
Not seeing things that you know are there?
CTRL+SHIFT+V will reset the vertex buffers and redraw the area.
CTL+SH+ALT+C for Avatar Cost. Cost and Weight can be toggled via Debug, see below.
Some useful Debug settings:
CTL+P > System > Security autoteleport when region is restarting (drop LM in here)
LiruShowTransactionThreshold = 2 Do not pop up a notification box for amounts less than this value.
UISndRestart = UUID of sound to play on restart (replaces Torley Linden)
AlchemyRegionRestartShake = true Shake the screen when region restart is imminent
ShortDateFormat for European format: %Y-%m-%d change to %d/%m/%Y
LiruLegacyLandmarks = true/false Landmark saved with position e.g. (22, 258, 23)
LiruSensibleARC = False Show new style render Weights not Costs
ShowSimChannel = True Shows the Server name on About land top bar next to region name
LiruMapShowAvCount = True Map shows amount of avatars on sim next to region name
AvatarNameColour = override the default name colours, you can still colour friends in vanity
LiruShowLastNameResident = Turn on or off last names ending in 'Resident' (on CTL+P too)
LiruNewARCLimit = Change threshold colour on Av Weight (suggest 120k value for >230kARC)
FontScreenDPI= (default is 96.0) try 104.0 for slightly bigger lettering
RadarNameSystem=3 Show Legacy (display)
FriendNameSystem = 3 Legacy (display)
GroupMembersNameSystem = 3 Legacy (display)
IMNameSystem = 3 Legacy (display)
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
With so many thousands of unique visitors each and every day, you have the best chance of finding that extra special person, here in London City.
Special Love-In Concert this coming Saturday at 12pm SL time (8pm UK)
Monday, February 06, 2017
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".
Sunday, February 05, 2017
-= BETA TESTING - This is a new complimentary service being added to London City =-
-= Applications, comments and feedback to Torric Rodas please =-
Sandbox with 3 hour auto-return. You must have "London City Plus" group Active to use this Sandbox.
A supplementary level of access to London City, such as the ability to rez objects within the London City West Region
To be a member of this group you must:
* be known to us
* be trustworthy and responsible
* be a regular visitor and participant
* have payment info on file
* be 30 days old or more
* know what you're doing
* have no previous governance issues within the London City Estate.
Please clean up after yourself. No weapons testing, no heavy scripts or massive objects. Build on the ground!
If you rez vehicles, bear in mind they will be at the mercy of Auto-return in other regions. Please do not drive vehicles in pedestrian areas.
Friday, February 03, 2017
It is the start of the Valentine's season and London City invites you to a romantic evening at the Love-In stage.
Neil Sedaka will be there singing his favourite love songs to get you into the spirit of the event.
With a career spanning 55 years, Sedaka is one of America's most prolific singer songwriters, and has written over 500 songs for himself and other artists including Connie Franics for whom he wrote Stupid Cupid.
His most famous songs include, Stairway to Heaven, Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Solitaire, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and Oh Carol.
Party in The Park begins at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Sedaka in Concert at 1pm SL.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Just as you recover from Christmas, Valentines day is here. So in RL prepare to have your funds drained all over again. But it need not be like that in Second Life. London City has lots of romantic events throughout February where the entertainment is absolutely free!
Also, with over 4,500 unique visitors each and every day and thousands of new residents every week, London City is a prime place to find your soul mate for your Second Life adventure.
The fun starts here!
Monday, January 30, 2017
Abranimations in London City now has Bento dances.
|Abranimaions in London City|
The animations are installed in a demonstration dance pad, so you can try before you buy. Also by the exit of the store, collect your free Itchy Butt Bento animation for your AO. Again, this works fine on non-Bento avatars, but those with Bento will see their fingers moving too!
Sunday, January 29, 2017
In an attempt to cut down on outbound email traffic to fake or expired email accounts, Linden Lab has set up a verification option in the "change email" setting on your Second Life Dashboard.
Non verified email addresses will shortly stop receiving emails and offline messages from the lab.
To continue to receive email, log on to the Dashboard at SecondLife.Com, go to the Account section on the left hand side and choose: Change Email, then click "verify" at the top right.
You will receive an email from Second Life Team:
And upon clicking it, it will take you to the verification page:
Upon verification,You will continue to receive emails and offline messages to your email account.
Friday, January 27, 2017
On Saturday, you are invited to an evening with The Ronettes.
The Ronettes were an American pop girl group from New York.
The immensely popular Phil Spector sound of the 1960s, had the Ronettes pitched as their primary competition to Motown and the group charted nine times and are best known for Be My Baby, Baby I Love You and Da Doo Ron Ron.
Spector had a way of taking songs and renaming the band for each song even though it comprised of the same singers, (such as The Crystals).
Other temporary members who became famous after performing as backing for The Ronettes include Darlene Love and Cher.
Enjoy and evening with The Ronettes here in London City. Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The new voice lounge in London City has its own private voice and sound parcel, separate from the hub area.
This gives residents the chance to chat on voice, uninterrupted by sounds, music and gestures from outside of the lounge area. The lounge is also voice enabled 24 hours, so during concerts and shows, residents can still use this area undisturbed by other events happening in London City.
Visit the Voice Lounge: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/101/169/24
Monday, January 23, 2017
At the weekend we posted a broad question on our voting booth, with a picture of the new President asking "Will he be any good?"
Of 145 votes, 70 said yes and 75 said no. This is surprising in so far as every time we previously asked you who you would vote for, around 2/3rds of you chose Clinton.
This demonstrates a slight thaw in attitude towards the new administration as opinion now seems to be roughly half of you thinking he will be good and half of you thinking he will not!
Of course, it is entirely possible that the 1/3rd of you who appear to have shifted, still think Clinton would have been better, but it does demonstrate that some more people have indeed got on board with the Trump Train.
You can see the history of this story here
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Robbie Williams is an English Singer and Songwriter. Originally a member of the Take That band, be split from them in 1995 to have his own solo career.
His first seven albums all reached the number 1 position and he is best known in his solo career for songs, Angels, Let me Entertain You, Rock DJ, Come Undone, Feel, She's The One, Supreme and more recently Love My Life.
Enjoy Robbie Williams this Saturday at Party in The Park. Party from 12pm SLT (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SLT.