Over 140 artists have converged onto the Shire to exhibit and share their creativity and talent in this years 2014 Raglan Shire ART WALK which officially opens today.
There is so much art spread out over 6 areas that you are sure to see something that will catch your eye.
Paintings (acrylics/oils/watercolors etc.), Drawings (pencils/pen and ink/sketches/doodle etc.), Digital Art, Photography and 3D sculpture created by talented, passionate , people.
This annual event is a personal favorite, and will be open to all to enjoy for the next three weeks. Feel free to see the art at your own pace as well as partake in the various events being held during this years Art Walk.
KEEBA at 2 pm!
Today at 2 pm PST, Keeba Tammas performs LIVE from the Art Walk Stage to open the festivities. Keeba is a fabulous live performer with an amazing voice. ART & MUSIC = Two treats in One!
Feel free to explore the Shire’s, see some art, pick up some art themed free items at the Tree Stump Swag area and enjoy this fabulous month of ART!
THE RAGLAN SHIRE ART WALK™ – Bringing you Art on a HEDGE since 2007
After going through all the denotations of denominations given freely from the kind & generous souls of The Shire during last years Medieval Festival in September as part of the annual raising of the FUNDS for our adopted & assorted Critter charities….
The final Tally is in & Thanks to all of YOU , we raised an even $100,000 L / $400 US.
It’s that time of year when the snow piles up on the Shire and happy folks flit about enjoying all the wintery, snowey STUFF that is ongoing for the next several weeks. Mount Waffle, the ski runs, the Ice Rink, the Winter Village, the Community Tree, the 12 days of Wootmas, Artisan created goodies and so much more! Join us this Wootmas season for live music and caroling, dancing and gift giving as we celebrate Winter… IN THE SNOW!!
*No snow was harmed in the making of this years Winterfest….srsly.
April 2013 will mark Raglan Shire’s 6th anniversary of being and as usual we are holding a themed-event month to celebrate. This year’s may prove to be one of the most exciting and dynamic yet!
It’s Super 6: Superheroes versus Supervillains!
For the 30 days of April, the League of Defenders (LoD) will fight back against the forces of the Legion of Tiny Villains (LTV) from spreading their influential menace across the cluster!
The LoD have erected a glorious base of operations beside the Shire’s favourite social hangout, the Paw & Whisker clubhouse. It’s a pristine white villa and has been strategically placed directly opposite the abandoned warehouse that the LTV have taken up residence in. The former base of operations of The Leftovers Catering Company has fallen into ruin but the LTV are now using it to cook up their own evil schemes!
So what do you need to do? Well first, choose your super secret identity – it could be an existing hero or it could be a brand new hero with a custom outfit; and then find some allies and prepare to square off against your foes!
But on whose side of the stream will you align yourself with? Will you stand alongside the heroes of the League of Defenders or will you set out to cause trouble with the Legion of Tiny Villains? Or will you align yourself with neither? Perhaps you will be a mercenary, ready to fight for the highest bidder or perhaps you are already part of a group that will take on all-comers!
We’re about to order the fantabulous, new limited edition t-shirts for the folks who donated to our Jazz Paws Kickstarter campaign at the corresponding levels. Then we thought, “Say, maybe some of the other folks might want a shirt too? or… what if they wanted TWO shirts?”
So our web tigress has put the finishing touches on our shiny new shopping cart and so you, yes YOU, can order these new t-shirts too. Also did I mention there might be a chance to buy a PURKLE shirt too??!?!? I didn’t? Then never mind.
These limited edition T-Shirts are ready for Pre-Order (sales for shirts end May 6th).
In addition we have a lovely array of Brand New Fun Raglan Shire STUFF which you can order right now anytime! (No Pre-Order required) 🙂
It’s summer in Raglan and it’s SIZZLIN! There is so much OSSUM stuffage to do in the Shires this summer – play Prim Charades, catch a movie with your sweetie at the drive-in theater, take a class at Raglan U, have a picnic with friends, Haiku Speed Build, TSW shopping, Poetry Slam, Thursdays with DJ Shandy, Sci-Fi Radio Theater, or just chill out OOLside. So much to do it’s overwheming!! *thud*
Summer WOOTSTOCK begins on July 16 – two days of peace, love, waffles, and some of the best music in Second Life. Check out the event calendar for the line up.
This week in Raglan:
Thursday, July 7
7:00pm – DJ Shandy
Friday, July 8
5:00pm – Prim Charades Friday SL
Saturday, July 9
7:00am – Raglan Haiku Speed Build
Sunday, July 10
8:00am – Sci-Fi Radio Theatre – Raglan Galaxy
Monday, July 11
6:00pm – Raglan Shire Poetry Slam
Tuesday, July 12
10:30am – Prim Charades
Wednesday, July 13
12:00pm – Raglan U – Wednesday with Toady
This just in from the National Raglan Weather Service! A Warm front is heading our way and is projected to arrive late Sunday through mid day Monday bringing rising temperatures to the Shire! It looks like an early Spring arrives and with it, melting snow and the possible reappearance of Grass!
As such we’ll be holding our Final skating party of Winterfest at the Skating rink on Mt Waffle. DJ Conall McGinnis will be spinning tunez and Live Musical Performer Tamra Sands will be singing for us from 1-2 pm Sunday January 23rd. Come for the fun and wonderful music and with luck temperatures will hold cuz it would suck if the whole mountain melted and collapsed taking down the rink while everyone is on it… Medical teams will be standing by just in case..
Once upon a time, There was a place called Raglan Shire, a place where the tinies lived and played. It prospered and grew and it was good. In later years however, whispers came of a great uncertainty that was sweeping the neighboring lands where the big folken lived.
It was decided that a secondary location far far away should be started in case anything should happen. And so one fateful morning, a merry band of tinies set out on a ship loaded with supplies, waffles, wootberries and a single seed from the Great Tree Steve.
Their quest was to find a place where they could start a colony of the Raglan Shire. After weeks of sailing through uncharted seas they arrived on a desert isle that miraculously had an abundant source of fresh water.
After making a temporary camp, they found a spot in the middle of the island and planted the Seed from the Great tree Steve. The Seed took root and after much care and some special alchemical feeding from the magical wootberry juice, grew into a tree of such size that it burst through the clouds and towered over the land. It was the greatest tree of all.
The tinies then worked night and day and day and night building a Great City upon the tree and in the process created a magical place for all to come and explore and enjoy.
Welcome to Raglan Shire Inworldz, The Tree the tinies of the Raglan Shire will come to call their second home.
So what’s it all mean? Well for one thing it means that Raglan Shire in Second Life is not moving! BAM! Not going anywhere! We’re still going to be doing what we’ve tried to do best over the past 3+ years which is provide a friendly, creative and fun place in Second Life for folken of tiny and all sizes to come and interact, collaborate and generally have a silly time. We’ll still be having our Medieval Fests, and Shocktobers and Winterfests and Raglan U classes and Games and everything people have grown to expect from our most excellent community.
Inworldz Raglan Shire and the Ginormous Tree there will be a place people can come and explore and enjoy. It will be a satellite location of the over all Shire and while it is by no means required that anyone come visit. It will be there for our community. For those interested in being a part of our new adventure, we will be making available 40+ shops and 40 Homes rent free for those who don’t already have shops or homes in Inworldz and who are willing to spend a lil time there. More info on how we plan to fairly get folks into dwellings and shop spaces later but for now we continue to grow the tree and test everything out before the official launch.
While the Inworldz grid itself is in an alpha state and much work by the founders is being done 24/7 to improve and add features, so far we are very happy with what this rapidly growing grid will provide and provides in its current state. Feel free to come visit and we will make more info available on how to sign up free in Inworldz , create your account and other info on building and exporting your things to the Inworldz grid in the forums for those who need help.
In the meantime.. Pirate Month continues! YARRRR!!!
Welp, the Month of JANE is over! How awesome was Jane too? The Drive in Theater, the OOL! (there’s no P in our OOL!), the Paintball, the Futbol match! JANE rocked!
But now…thar be Pirates on the horizon! The grounds on Raglan have already started to transmogrify into the Pirate Cove! Craggy rocks surround the entire area with sandy beaches and wonderous undersea fauna and sea creatures beginning to be populated below…Pirate ships have appeared and… Rabbit Skull Island has risen once again… YARRRRR, thar be pirates approaching!
Over the next few days everything wil be furiously put into place and early next week, The Raglan Merchant folken will start placing their pirate themed wares inside Rabbit Skull Island as we prepare for the Official Kick off of PIRATE Month which starts Jelly 17th and runs through Arrghust 15th! Tons of activities and Stuff! The Air Krakken Battle! The Treasure Hunt! The Pirate Paintball! Live music! Live Performance! Dj’s and dancing on the beach and under the sea! Plus MOAR!
Look for Notices, Blawg posts and check the Calendar for wot watery fates await ye! YARRR!!