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Kultivate Spring 2017 Fashion Event in Second Life

The first annual Kultivate Spring Fashion Event opened its doors on Saturday, February 11th, and runs through until Sunday February 26th, in aid of Feed A Smile  / Live And Learn Kenya.

The event features over 50 designers and creators,  a variety of fashion shows organised by event partners Amazing Impressions Modelling (AIM), a shopping area with exclusives, two special hunts, entertainment, and more! The Fantasy Angels will also present a special themed show as the grand finale to the event.

You can find out full details on participating merchants and designers on the Spring Fashion Event web pages, and the shows scheduled for the event are as follows (all time SLT, check the event schedule for any updates):

    • February 11th:
      • 10:00 – Exclusives Show
      • 16:00 – Bliensen & Mai Tai, Sonatta Morales, & The Bohemian Underground.
    • February 12th:
      • 10:00 – Mahlberg Tailors, Virtual Diva, & Prism
      • 16:00 – Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions, Feyline, & Spyralle.
    • February 18th:
      • 10:00 – Zibska, Alpha Tribe, & Zuri Jewelry
      • 16:00 – Flowerdreams, Snowpaws, & Sascha’s Designs.
    • February 19th:
      • 10:00 – Ghee, Dob.Be, Prism for Men, & Sweet E’s Designs
      • 16:00 – Market Show.
    • February 25th:
      • 10:00 – White Room Couture, Entice, & Closer to Heart
      • 16:00 – Chop Zuey, GIULIA Designs, & Emerald Couture.
  • February 26th:
    • 10:00 – Chiffon Launch Show
    • 14:00 – The Fantasy Angels presents.

Entertainment for the event will kick off at 13:00 SLT on Saturday, February 11th, with Dimivan Ludwig.

Two hunts will be running throughout the event. The Rose Hunt features 25 roses scattered across the event areas. Simply follow the hints and find the roses. The free-to-enter, HUD-based Fashion Quest offers a prize bag of 10 items for all who complete it. Someone has deliberately hidden much-needed items for an upcoming fashion show across the event areas. Can you follow the clues and recover them all to solve the Fashion Quest mystery?

Throughout the week, visitors to the event will also be able to donate directly to Feed A Smile via their official kiosks and / or by buying tickets to a special raffle.

You can find out more and keep up-to-date with the event via the Kultivate Spring Fashion Event web pages.

About Feed A Smile

Feed A Smile is a programme run by Live and Learn Kenya (LLK) to provide nutritious warm lunches for over 400 children every day, paid for entirely from donations to the project. Over a third of the money directed at the programme comes from donations received through Feed a Smile in Second Life – and that’s a remarkable figure.

The money is raised through fund-raisers like this, and through live music played at the Feed A Smile Region, which stages around 5 or 6 events weekly. At these music events, musicians donate their tips, and visitors are asked to donate just L$100 ($0.30), which is enough to purchase a filling meal for a child in Kenya, a fact that within itself is also quite mind-boggling!

If you would like to offer support to Feed A Smile through fund-raising, etc., please contact Brique Topaz in-world.

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Rock Your Rack Charity Art Show in Second Life

The 2016 Rock Your Rack Art Show and Auction in support of Rock Your Rack opened on Saturday, October 1st, 2016, and will run through until Saturday, October 15th, alongside the Rock Your Rack 2016 events.

Rock Your Rack is the annual fund-raiser started in October of 2012 by Jamee Sandalwood and the team at Models Giving Back for the National Breast Cancer Foundation ((NBCF). Founded in 1991, NBCF’s mission is to help women in the United States by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. NBCF is also joining hands with organisations around the globe to provide breast cancer education.

Curated and coordinated by Kultivate Magazine on behalf of Rock Your Rack, the art show features 23 2D and 3D artists, all of whom are offering one or more items in their art displays with 100% of proceeds going to Rock Your Rack.

The participating artists are: Adi4guam Resident, Aradia Aridian, Artemisgreece Resident, Brooklynleigh Resident, Bryn Oh, Byrnedarkly Cazalet, Calystiamoonshadow Resident, Cica Ghost, Eleseren Brianna, Erikoleo Resident, Glitterprincess Destiny, Inara Pey, Iquisitor Titanium, Iskye Silverweb, Johannes1977 Resident, Kodymeyers Resident, Leah Mccullough, Lucia Tophat, Retroye Resident, Tisephone Resident, Sandi Benelli, Sheba Blitz, and Slatan Dryke.

While the Art Show opened along with the rest of the Rock Your Rack events, there will be a formal Art Show opening on Monday, October 3rd from 16:00 SLT, with further events to mark the closing on the show on Saturday, October 15th. Two special raffles are also being held, featuring special bundles of work from Bryn Oh and Cica Ghost respectively. The main schedule of events comprises:

  • Saturday, October 1st: Rock Your Rack Art Show and Auction opens, and Bryn Oh & Cica Ghost 3D art bundle raffle tickets go on sale
  • Saturday, October 1st through  to Wednesday October 12th: Art Auction bids open
  • Monday, October 3rd: formal Art show Opening with live performer Talleysin
  • Thursday, October 13th: Art auction winners announced and Bryn Oh & Cica Ghost 3D art bundle raffle winners announced
  • Friday, October 14th: The Pink Art Ball featuring DJ John 16:00-17:00 SLT and live performer Sam Quenda 17:00-18:00
  • Saturday, October 15th: Rock Your Rack and the art show ends.

During the event, visitors can also tour the wider Rock Your Rack activities taking place in the region and support fun-raising.

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The Red Gallery; supporting diabetes research in Second Life

Saturday, September 24th saw the opening of The Red Gallery, operated by Team Diabetes of Second Life, the official Second Life team for the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

The Red Gallery has been established to support Team Diabetes of SL in their work raising funds for ADA. Each exhibition will feature a number of artists displaying their art, with proceeds of sales split between the artist and Team Diabetes of SL. Each exhibition will likely be for a period of two months.

For the inaugural exhibition, the featured artists are Aradia Aridian, John Brianna, Sheba Blitz, Eucalyptus Carroll, Ilyra Chardin, Layachi Inchen, Methisa Kira, Ramsa Luv, Doasilike Resident, Kodymeyers Resident, Timaaj Resident and Tisephone Resident. Between them they present a rich mix of art, ranger from modern “traditional” in-world landscapes and avatar studies, through to more abstract pieces and art generated in the physical world and imported in to Second Life; all of which makes for an engaging and eye-catching exhibition.

For those who prefer to donate directly, Team Diabetes of Second Life donation kiosks are available on the lower level of the gallery.

About the American Diabetes Association

 Established in 1940, the American Diabetes Association is working to both prevent and cure diabetes in all it forms, and to help improve the lives of all those affected by diabetes. It does this by providing objective and credible information and resources about diabetes to communities, and funding research into ways and means of both managing and curing the illness. In addition, the Association gives voice to those denied their rights as a consequence of being affected by diabetes.

About Team Diabetes of Second life

Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorised fund-raiser for the American Diabetes Association in Second Life. Established with the aim of raising funds in support of diabetes treatment and to raise awareness of the disease in SL, Team Diabetes of Second Life was founded by Jessi2009 Warrhol and John Brianna (Johannes1977 Resident), and is served by an advisory board comprising Eleseren Brianna, Veruca Tammas, Sandie Loxingly, Rob Fenwitch, Earth Nirvana and Dawnbeam Dreamscape, with Saiyge Lotus serving as a special advisor.

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A Pirate Sunday and tales galore in Second Life

Pirate Sunday - The ships are in port!

Pirate Sunday – The ships are in port!

Every year, on September 19th, people around the world celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day. However, as it this year falls on a Monday, when a lot of people will be busy at work, Seanchai Library, in partnership with Kultivate Magazine, will be holding a special Pirate Sunday Storytellers Sandbox at Kultivate’s in-world HQ of Water Haven.

Running from 3:00pm SLT through until 5:30pm SLT, the event will comprise 90 minutes of storytelling live in voice, including:

  • pirates-16Kayden O’Connell and Bryn Taleweaver reading selections from “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Caledonia Skytower reading selections from “Women Pirates” by Anne Myers
  • Shandon Loring will read from Dead Men Tell No Tales a collection of stories from the Pirates of the Caribbean
  • R. Crap Mariner reading various pirate tales from his 100 Word Stories collection.

An hour of music from Anek Fuchs will follow from 4:30pm, with dancing at the “shipwreck cove”.

Guests are strongly encouraged to come dressed for the occasion, whether as brigands or wenches or whatever outfit they’ve got stashed away in Davy Jones’ Locker.

The entire celebration, from X-marks-the-Spot to Pieces-Of-Eight, will benefit Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C).

An international movement, originally founded in the United States, SU2C takes an innovative  approach to ending cancer by focusing on forming “dream teams” of doctors and researchers who are directly involved in leading-edge cancer research and treatment, and then undertaking aggressive research programmes. 100% of all donations made through SU2C goes directly into funding cancer research and treatment and paying for these teams; none is lost to “administrative costs” or put aside for CEO or executive salaries, etc.

To mark the occasion, one half of Water Haven has been flooded and docks installed, and a flotilla of ships  – privateers and men’o’war, and merchant ships – to come alongside, having skirted the dangers of ghost ships, wrecks and a waiting Kraken in the bay beyond!

Pirate Sunday - even the Kraken awakes to listen to the salty tales!

Pirate Sunday – The Kraken Awakes!

Sanchai This Week

And don’t forget that throughout the week, Seanchai Library will be presenting a range of stories in voice for our listening enjoyment, with all dominations and tips going to support  Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer.  So, check out the schedule in brief below, and do be sure to visit the Seanchai Library website.

All events are at Seanchai Library headquarters at Bradley University, unless otherwise indicated in the descriptions.

  • Sunday, September 18th, 13:30: Tea Time at Baker Street – join Caledonia Skytower, John Morland and Kayden Oconnell as they continue to read from that most famous of tales from the pen of Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles. Dramatised many times over the years on stage, film, radio and television, it’s a story told many times and in many ways. So what not settle into the lounge at 221B Baker Street, the University of Washington iSchool, and hear the chilling original?
  • Monday September 19th, 19:00: A Spectre is Haunting Texas – Gyro Muggins reads Fritz Leiber’s 1969 novel telling of a world in which Texas had secretly run the United States from 1845 through until the Third World War, after which the former state conquered the entire North American continent…
  • Tuesday September 20th, 19:00: The Old Country – Faerie Maven-Pralou concludes a reading of Mordecai Gerstein‘s 2005 novel of shape-shifting, magic, war, and discovery.
  • Wednesday September 21st, 19:00: A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Mary Russell #2) – return to 221B Baker Street at the University of Washington’s iSchool, for the latter-day adventures of Mr. Sherlock Holmes (retired) and his young orphaned protégé, Mary Russell, originally from the United States, as written by Laurie R. King.
  • Thursday, September 22nd:
    • 19:00 Cutlass! Three Pirate Tales with a Twist  with Shandon Loring (In Second Life and Kitely. Check Kitely event announcements for specific grid location)
    • 21:00: Seanchai Late Night – late-night science fiction with Finn Zeddmore.

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