Monthly Archives: December 2023

Jack Flanders in Steam Dreamers of Inverness

Tune in on Fri­day for the next episode of anoth­er excit­ing radio ser­i­al from our friends at ZBS Foun­da­tion: “Steam Dream­ers of Inver­ness — Series One” - in which Jack Flan­ders and his friends have an excit­ing Steam­punk adventure!

The com­plete adven­ture con­sists of twelve half-hour episodes, in four series of four episodes each, broad­cast at noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT on Fri­days. Cur­rent­ly we are broad­cast­ing the four episodes of the first series.

Now read on…

Dickens Project Open Art Show 2023

Wednes­day, Decem­ber 27th: join us at 2pm SLT/Pacific for a pro­gramme of Smooth Jazz in cel­e­bra­tion of the Dick­ens Project Open Art Show 2023.

Tune in to, “Play Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio” on your smart speak­er, or join us in-world!

Go to the Dick­ens Project Wel­come Cen­ter and fol­low the arrows — your car­riage awaits!

Addi­tion­al details at

Special Programming on December 23rd

Join us on Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 23rd, on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio, for an after­noon of spe­cial sea­son­al pro­gram­ming. All times are SLT/Pacific, and all events will be on our Main Stream:

At 12:30pm and 4:30 pm SLT, don’t miss the drama­tised read­ing of Charles Dick­ens’ novel­la, “A Christ­mas Car­ol” fea­tur­ing Shan­don Lor­ing, Elrik Mer­lin, and Cale­do­nia Skytower.

At 2pm SLT, enjoy the Hol­i­day Edi­tion (and sea­son finale) of our orig­i­nal series, “The Mag­ic of The Musi­cal”, live from The Dick­ens Project in Sec­ond Life. Host Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er explores the songs, sto­ries, and the lore of the musi­cal the­ater stage. This month “What The Dick­ens?” fea­tures the great author’s works as adapt­ed for musi­cals. At the Opera House in the Dick­ens Project. This pro­gramme is now avail­able on Mixcloud.

Also on the air at 12 noon and 4pm SLT, we will be broad­cast­ing the sea­son­al episode and sea­son finale of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?” where we dis­cov­er things to do and places to see around the Sec­ond Life Grid, plus The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, every four hours from 4am SLT.

Hap­py Hol­i­days from Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio!

Tune in at — or ask your Alexa-com­pat­i­ble smart speak­er to “Play Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio!” (You may need to install the Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio Skill first).

Oth­er ways to lis­ten are detailed here.

Saturnalia Ball: December 22

Today, Fri­day 22 Decem­ber, Elite Eques­tri­an and Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio are host­ing a Sat­ur­na­lia Ball at 1pm SLT/Pacific Time at Win­ter Hol­low on the Wil­low Grove region.

Dress is For­mal and the music, pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin, will fea­ture clas­sic ball­room dance pieces by a num­ber of 19th and ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry composers.

Please join us for this delight­ful event. Your car­riage awaits!

Where Have You Been? Life in a Christmas Snow Globe

In the sea­son finale and 64th edi­tion of our bi-week­ly (ie each episode runs for about two weeks) series, “Where Have You Been?” — where we sug­gest places to go and things to do around the Sec­ond Life Grid — hosts Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er and Elrik Mer­lin dis­cuss the remark­able, and fun, win­ter hol­i­day venue: Life in a Christ­mas Snow Globe!

Classics On The Keys

Today we present a wealth of key­board pieces — pri­mar­i­ly on piano, harp­si­chord and organ, but you’ll hear some oth­er tra­di­tion­al key­board instru­ments too — both solo and with oth­er musi­cal forces back­ing them.

The main spread of the pro­gramme encom­pass­es the Baroque and Clas­si­cal peri­ods, but you’ll also hear some more mod­ern pieces includ­ing treat­ments of clas­si­cal pieces, and some engag­ing lit­tle 19th cen­tu­ry pieces that are less well-known. Most of the time, there is a clas­si­cal or baroque link in there some­where, even if it’s not imme­di­ate­ly obvious.

The 2023 Edition of the Dickens Project

Now open — until Jan­u­ary 7th!

Major Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio spon­sor and sup­port­er Sean­chai Library is pleased to announce the open­ing of The Dick­ens Project 2023 Edi­tion.

This Sec­ond Life win­ter hol­i­day tra­di­tion invites guests to walk in the steps of Ebenez­er Scrooge in an envi­ron­ment inspired by Charles Dick­ens’ 1843 novel­la “A Christ­mas Car­ol.” An invit­ed com­mu­ni­ty of Sec­ond Life res­i­dents, groups, and orga­ni­za­tions will present a vari­ety of music events, per­for­mances, tours, and sto­ry presentations.

Oth­er fea­tures include skat­ing, sled­ding, a bal­loon ride, a horse cart tour, plen­ty of pho­to oppor­tu­ni­ties, and sev­er­al new fea­tures this year. The Dick­ens Project regions opened on Thurs­day, Decem­ber 7th, and close at the end of the day on Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 7th.

Vis­it the Project now, at

Winter Hollow: a Winter Wonderland Experience

Join us for a beau­ti­ful ren­di­tion of Win­ter and the Win­ter hol­i­days in Win­ter Hol­low 2023, con­ceived by Hon­ey Heart, and pre­sent­ed by Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio spon­sor Elite Eques­tri­an.

Take a 15-minute sleigh ride through the snowy coun­try­side, stop­ping off to skate, dance, or explore the many beau­ti­ful spaces through­out this exten­sive expe­ri­ence. Pause at hunt head­quar­ters in the Tree Farm, or try the pony ride to win a spe­cial Lim­it­ed Edi­tion of the Famous and Beloved Bay Rum Roy­al, exclu­sive to Win­ter Hol­low. Take a per­son­al sleigh from the Ride With Me expe­ri­ence to explore on your own.

The mag­ic of the sea­son is yours, but don’t delay — this build, like any snowflake, is unique and tran­sient and it dis­solves into the ether on Jan­u­ary 3rd.

Find Win­ter Hol­low 2023 in the Des­ti­na­tion Guide or fol­low the SLURL to the Wil­low Grove region to visit:

Jack Flanders in The White Castle

Tune in on Fri­day for the next episode of anoth­er excit­ing radio ser­i­al from our friends at ZBS Foun­da­tion: “The White Cas­tle” - fea­tur­ing that sea­soned eso­teric tourist, Jack Flanders.

This adven­ture con­sists  of four half-hour episodes, broad­cast at noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT on Fridays.

Now read on…