Bailey played an excellent mix of tribal music from all over the world, including powerful drumming, didgeridoo and bagpipes. Splendid costumes were everywhere, see the collage. There were four Costume Contest winners: Aznana Shieldmaiden, Volantes, Roderic Ravenhurst and DeliciousDemon Chemistry.
Tribes or Clans are often closely tied to the natural world and worshiped their many Gods in sacred places like lakes, rivers, cliffs and trees. This party celebrates our love for the Earth. Costume Contest with at least two prizes. luv grev http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chiaroscuro/43/170/46
A jolly and good time was had by all. The atmosphere was warm and friendly; chatty, despite the slightly chilly Mer Area. Everyone looked splendid but in the end there were four Costume Contest winners: Cloud Aroki, Bailey Saxmondham, Aznana Shieldmaiden &
Eth Tedeschi. Enjoy! luv grev x
Winter Mer Party with Lysana Sat 16 Jan 2.00pm!
Chiaroscuro waters are never really cold, we are too far south, but there’s definitely a slight chill. Lysansa, our Sounds Siren will be here playing lovely music and this time she will have wrinkly cold fingers! Costume Contest as always. luv grev x http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chiaroscuro/201/34/28
Jazz Party Collages Jan 2021
It’s a beautiful and large Art Deco Ballroom, then plenty of people
arrived, so it felt almost full but still spacious. Eth played a wondrous range of music mostly from the 20s and 30s. He also played the piano and sang so well. Costumes were splendid and the Costume Contest had four winners: Roderic Ravenhurst, Sonam Kytori, Zola (Antrozous Frostwych) & DeliciousDemon Chemistry. Enjoy! luv grev x
A Jazz Party from the 1920s & 30s. Dig those superb, elegant vintage gowns and tuxedos out of mothballs. Dance to super smooth, timeless jazz classics. Costume Contest, as always, with at least two prizes. luv grev x http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chiaroscuro/144/111/3141
Hogmanay Tartan Party Jan 2021
Eth pulled all kinds of Scottish songs out of the woodwork, from traditional, to “Mull of Kintyre” and Billy Connolly singing “Your Own Ones” – what a great voice! A wide range of costumes and three winners: DeliciousDemon Chemistry, Ikaros Alpha and Eth Tedeschi himself. Enjoy! luv grev x
First may I wish everyone a much happier new year than the last! We had a fine time, gorgeous gowns and superb looks abounded. Lysana played music we could all adore and the chat was lively and full of interesting info. The Costume Contest had 4 winners:
Sonam Kytori, Leon Partch, DeliciousDemon Chemistry & Lysana Blackwing herself! Enjoy! luv grev x
Hogmanay Tartan Party Sat 2 Jan 2.00pm!
Hogmanay is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year. It is normally followed by further celebration on the morning of New Year’s Day or, in some cases, 2 January – a Scottish bank holiday. We shall wear tartan and celebrate with them! Costume Contest as always. luv grev X http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chiaroscuro/160/152/46
Please come and help us celebrate the New Year. Lysana will be our DJ playing an exuberant delight of damn good stuff! At this time we all need each others support with as much positivity as we can muster. Let’s wear something bright an joyful. DelicousDemon Chemistry has written a very moving message for us all, I attach it here with the party landmark. luv grev x
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
30 12 2020.
And so we reach another years ending,,, slowly the clock moves to midnight when the chimes of a new year will be heard…
As we now move towards that moment, here some thoughts.
Remembrance: thinking of all those we now must miss, who went before, over into the sweetness of the light. Their love never ends and we may always sense it, even now, when winter is here and the days seem short, dark and long. The love of each soul reaches us and ours will always reach them too. We must not forget we are all as we are, we must respect and honour this and all who are as they desire to be.
Our thoughts must also be with those that suffer, feel lonely and out in the cold. Let love and kind thoughts reach on to them so that they know, they are and always be accepted for who they are and for who they desire to be.
Thoughts of warmth…
May our inner powers connect and reach out to help those who now so need warmth and understanding, love and caring, we have this within us and we must not fail to send it out. We will not fail for we are all connected, one to another.
This been a heavy year for so many…but still, in spite of this we still experienced the good, the power of inner warmth.
Year and time.
A change will arise – we all sense it. We stand strong and will continue to be strong for each other and none shall be excluded.
We will accept all, as they be, want to be and are. We will shine
and not dim. So shine! Be as light and reach where that light may be so needed. Let us create this light now and make our thoughts of light for this new Time new Year. Leaving the past behind, we shall be strong, full of the power of love, taking this forward to the year ahead.
So I wish for all that which is good and for all the good things that may be done.
Love from Deli and Blessed Be!
DeliciousDemon Chemistry – 30 December 2020
Leather Party with Bailey Collage Dec 2020
We weren’t sure how busy everyone would be so near Christmas.
People gradually dropped in and Bailey turned a quiet start into a wonderfully raucous and fun party! So we had a lightning vote Costume Contest with four winners: Neelam Hienrichs, Sonam Kytori, Katty & Sanjay Prashnapati. Enjoy the collage! luv grev
A hot Leather Party for no good reason at all! With the fabulous Bailey! So you know how great the music will be. This is the last party before Christmas. At least two Costume Contest prizes. Some friends and myself will be here on Christmas Day & Boxing Day for dances and chat in the Meadow from 2.00pm, so you are not alone…we are there! Hee hee. See you Saturday! luv grev
Lysana auctioned us all off with great aplomYule Party Kisses Auction Collages 2020b, in between seasonal music and it was restrained but steady bidding for a while, then it started creeping up in earnest to 1-2,000 L$. I got in a bidding war with Roderic over Hakuin and neither of us would give in! Suffice to say by the end of the night we had raised between us 39,000 L$! Great seed money for Fantasy Gay Pride 2021. Well done to everyone! Enjoy the collages! luv grev
Yule Party Kises Auction Sat 12 Dec 2.00pm!
Come and enjoy our Yule Party Kisses Auction in aid of Fantasy Gay Pride 2021! Attached is a list of our gorgeous and brave volunteers. Please know that by volunteering and/or bidding towards the charity ChiaroscuroGLBT, you helping to make your Fantasy Gay Pride happen. We can raise awareness of all things GLBT and have great fun doing it! Gonna be tremendous! luv grev
A glorious time was had by all! Astoria brought us not just classical music from The Nutcracker, but also all kinds of innovative and unusual variations! Everything she played was a joy! The costumes were brilliant and were set off perfectly by the snowy setting, see collages attached. There were four Costume Contest winners: Zabulon Enoch, Bailey Saxmundham, Aznana Shieldmaiden and Astoria Luminos herself!
Enjoy! luv grev
The Nutcracker Ballet Party Sat 5 Dec 2.00pm!
A fantasy: Clara, a young girl, the evil Mouseking *cough. The Nutcracker, a powerful, guardian who the Mystic, Drosselmeyer transforms the handsome, James. The perfect holiday gift! He changes to Clara’s bf – the Cavalier who dances with the Sugar Plum Fairy. A dream? See attached notecard with landmark, story, info on characters and costumes ideas. Costume Contest in a gorgeous Winter snowscene. luv grev
Winter Dance Collages Nov 2020
Eth created a wonderful atmosphere playing iconic songs we all loved. He also treated us to a debut of his own original song which was a corker. A very busy party amongst the snowflakes in a darling ballroom, loads of people and loads of great costumes. There were 5 Costume Contest winners: Malinda, Aznana Shieldmaiden, Rian OHanlon, Soni & Fauna. Enjoy! luv grev
Winter Dance Sat 28 Nov 2.00pm!
Let’s dance among the snowflakes in a very beautifully elegant, old fashioned…well reminds me of an orangery. It is cool, dressy and gorgeously wintry. We have danced there in the past…So those who love to dress up could aim for flowing, warm and white, pale blue or icy lilac…I got my suit out of mothballs. Costume Contest as always with at least 2 prizes. What larks! luv grev
This was a large group of beautifully costumed Bellydancers in a spacious bedouin tent at my home. Astoria played excellent music for this event. There were three Costume Contest winners: Aznana
Shieldmaiden, Matti (Maitimo) and Sanjay. Enjoy the collages. luv grev
Bellydance with Astoria Sat 21 Nov 2.00pm!
The interaction between bellydancer, music and audience is magical. It draws you in, makes you feel the music deeper, even heightens the emotional tones of the song. It is sensual and hypnotic as the dancer switches from dancing to the rhythm to dancing to the melody. luv grev
Phantom of the Opera Collages Nov 2020
An excellent attendance for the Opening of the new Theatre in Chiaroscuro. The costumes were beautiful, especially in their
sumptuous setting of acres of deep red velvet and ornate gold.
Bailey played well chosen music from many genres including opera.
There were 4 Costume Contest winners: SalemVervain, DeliciousDemon
Chemistry, Cristiano Midnight & Lysana Firebride. Enjoy! luv grev
The Phantom of the Opera Party Sat 14 Nov 2.00pm!
The first party to be held in the new Chiaroscuro Theatre, a highly ornate grand performance venue in gold and deep red! You can dance stage front or even on the stage itself amidst swirling mist and ornate but phantom giant candelabrum. See attached note card for the Poster, Landmark, Story Summary, Romance, Characters and Costume. Plenty of room for large impressive attire! Costume Contest! luv grev
Summary of the Story
To be held in a large ornate Gothic Theatre with gold ormalu (rococo/baroque) and ornate red velvet drapes. In Paris in the 1880s, the Palais Garnier Opera House is believed to be haunted by an entity known as the Phantom of the Opera. A young little-known Swedish soprano, Christine Daaé is called upon to sing in place of the Opera’s leading soprano, Carlotta, who is ill, and her performance is an astonishing success. The Vicomte Raoul de Chagny, who was present at the performance, recognizes her as his childhood playmate and recalls his love for her. He attempts to visit her backstage, where he hears a man complimenting her from inside her dressing room. He investigates the room once Christine leaves, only to find it empty. At Perros-Guirec, Christine meets with Raoul, who confronts her about the voice he heard in her room. Christine tells him she has been tutored by the Angel of Music, whom her father used to tell them about.
So a passionate struggle ensues for Christine’s affections. The enraged and jealous Erik abducts Christine during a production of Faust and tries to force her to marry him. When Erik is alone with Christine, he lifts his mask to kiss her on her forehead and is eventually given a kiss back. Erik reveals that he has never kissed anyone, including his own mother, who would run away if he tried to kiss her — nor has anyone ever kissed him. He is overcome with emotion. He and Christine then cry together and their tears “mingle”. She also holds his hand and says “Poor, unhappy Erik”.
Erik makes Christine promise that she will visit him on his death day, and return the gold ring he gave her. He also makes the Persian promise that afterward he will go to the newspaper and report his death, as he will die soon and will die “of love”. Indeed, sometime later Christine returns to Erik’s lair, buries him somewhere where he will never be found (by Erik’s request) and returns the gold ring. Christine and Raoul (who finds out that Erik has killed Raoul’s older brother) elope together, never to return.
The novel features a love triangle between the Phantom, Christine, and Raoul. Raoul is seen as Christine’s childhood love whom she is familiar with and has affection for. He is rich and therefore offers her security as well as a wholesome, Christian marriage. The Phantom, on the other hand, is not familiar. He is dark, ugly, and dangerous and therefore represents forbidden love. However, Christine is drawn to him because she sees him as her Angel of Music, and she pities his existence of loneliness and darkness.
Erik: The Phantom of the Opera, a deformed conjurer also referred to as the Angel of Music and the Opera Ghost. He tutors and eventually becomes obsessed with Christine Daaé.
Christine Daaé: A young Swedish soprano at the Paris Opera House with whom the Phantom develops a deep obsession.
Vicomte Raoul de Chagny: Christine’s childhood friend and love interest.
The Persian: A mysterious man from Erik’s past.
Comte Philippe de Chagny: Raoul’s older brother.
Armand Moncharmin and Firmin Richard: The new managers of the opera house.
Madame Giry: The opera’s box keeper (Mother of Meg)
Meg Giry: Often referred to as “Little Meg”, Madame Giry’s daughter, a ballet girl.
Debienne and Poligny: The previous managers of the opera house
Carlotta: A spoiled prima donna; the lead soprano of the Paris Opera House.
Madame Valérius: Christine’s elderly guardian.
Costumes ---------------- Victorian and WAY over the top! But feel free to wear whatever you like! An extravgant party! Hope you love it! luv grev xxx
Dark Elven Party Collages Nov 2020
AstoDark Elven Party Collages Nov 2020ria’s darker. more earthy music produced a real atmosphere of depth and truth. The costumes were very stylish. There were way too many people for a single collage, but not really enough for two!
The Costume Contest had three winners: Katty, Zola (Antrozous Frostwych & Zabulon Enoch. Enjoy! luv grev
Dark Elven Party Sat 7 Nov 2.00pm!
Dark Elves are tall, human-like creatures of otherworldly beauty, a sinister,
cruel counterpart to the High elves, they can be aggressive and hard to
see in the shadows, which they love; like Drows, who are true fairy-like
dark creatures. Astoria will take us on her dark musical journey.
At least two Costume prizes. luv grev
Samhain/Halloween Party Collage Oct 2020
We had a fulfilling time. We looked so scary, elegant or downright quirky all the bad vibes ran away! Lysana treated us to some stunning music and voting in the costume Contest was, as ever, very tough. The three winners were: Matti (Maitimo), Zola (Antrozous Frostwych) and Leon Partch. Enjoy! luv grev
Eth played an eclectic mix of music from loved musicals. He gave us an enjoyable time. Even singing one of his own excellent songs, on owning property on Second Life. Costumes were very fine and yielded three winners of the Costume Contest: Maitimo,
DeliciousDemon Chemistry and Bailey Saxmundham. Enjoy!
Musicals Party Sat 24 Oct 2.00pm!
The sheer range of musicals out there is astonishing! I have watched many…my favourites being of course Phantom of the Opera, A Chorus line and The Rocky Horror Show (the stage show is way better than the film). Come as any Musicals Character. At least two Costume Contest prizes in the newly decorated Pagan Party Area – for no good reason whatsover! luv grev
Gypsy Party Collage Oct 2020
Lysana played fascinating music, very different from what I expected and I really enjoyed it, especially a whole new genre to me, called Gypsy Jazz. Matti’s little Gypsy Camp down by the sea was perfect. Costumes were lovely, the three Costume Contest winners were: Aznana Shieldmaiden, DeliciousDemon Chemistry & Leon Partch. Enjoy! luv grev
Eth Sings Songs from the Heart Collage Oct 2020
A serenely relaxing time. It was so wonderful to have Eth back after his recent illness and his confident enthusiasm was infectious. I bet most of us were singing along with him in RL, I know I was. All the songs flowed beautifully, one to the next. Eth’s piano playing was superb – there was no separation between player and instrument. Enjoy! luv grev
Down a Dark Tunnel Collage Oct 2020
Wow! Did we have a good time! Costumes were great and best of all Bailey’s music was incredible, much of which I had never heard before. We all loved it. It all made a deep, dark but uplifting atmosphere. There were three Costume Contest winners: Ran OHanlon, Leon Partch & Salemvervain. Enjoy! luv grev
Down a Dark Tunnel Sat 10 Oct 2.00pm
Are you walking down the Dark Tunnel wondering what will happen? Or are you one of those evil monks, or some other frightening monster I’ve heard about, down in the Underworld, watching and waiting to pounce? Take Bailey’s hand and her music will guide you…where I don’t know. At least two Costume Contest prizes, come on let’s have some dark fun! Grrrowls. luv grev http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chiaroscuro/38/228/18
Bellydance with Lysana Collage Sept 2020
Lysana played some brilliant stuff despite DJing at the last minute and not feeling at her best. But you would never have known it! We had a superb time. The Costume Contest had two winners: Carter Kline and
Aznana Shieldmaiden. Enjoy! luv grev
Witches & Wizards Party Collage Sept 2020
What great fun and great costumes! Bailey played masses of good music built around the concept of magic, and it did feel like a truely magical time. A light, happy party where people seemed to feel open and very relaxed. For a few of us who are beavering to get Fantasy Gay Pride perfect and all ready for Opening Day at noon on Fri 18 Sept, it was a welcome break. The Costume Contest had 4 winners: Astet Britt, Matti
(Maitimo), Arlenao & Bailey Saxmundham herself! luv grev
Witches & Wizards Party Sat 5 Sept 2.00pm!
Witchcraft is the practice of magical skills, spells, and abilities. In modern, western popular culture, the word tends to mean benign, positive, or neutral practices of modern paganism,such as divination or spellcraft. As with the Wise People of olden times, Witches and Wizards are often concerned with healing. In the past they were burnt at the stake for their faith. Two Costume Contest prizes! luv grev http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chiaroscuro/204/28/3081
Tropical Party Collages Aug 2020
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed Eth’s music at the Tropical Party and I was pleased to hear really enjoyed the decor too! So many people came and
stayed and stayed. The dancefloor was packed. Costumes were terrific as always. The Costume Contest had three winners: Matti (Maitimo), Linn
Darkwatch & Zola (Antrozous Frostwych). Enjoy! luv grev
Tropical Party Sat 29 Aug 2.00pm!
It’s sultry, it’s warm with a light breeze off the sea as we’re bathed in the enchanting colours of a tropical sunset…time for a cocktail and a dance on the beach. Eth is our talented DJ guaranteed to celebrate the evening and lift your mood. Costume Contest as always with at least two winners. luv grev
Psychedelic Party Collage Aug 2020
First of all AMAZING colours! Where has colour gone, as I sit in my deep magenta lounge (walls and ceiling)? Are we afraid of it now? It was a phenomenal time when too much of a good thing required even more! Eth played crucial music of the era and treated us to his vocals too! The Costumes Contest, OMG, was won by Matti (Maitimo), Rian OHanlon
& Leon Partch. Enjoy! luv grev
Psychedelic Party Sat 22 Aug 2.00pm!
It is Matty’s Rez Day and my Birthday! The rock music of psychedelia, is centred on the culture of perception-altering hallucinogenic drugs. Psychedelic literally means ‘mind manifesting’ and was coined by Humphrey Osmond in correspondence with Aldous Huxley, in the 1950s. In the 60s, both LSD and psilocybin magic mushrooms took what is inside your own head and lay it out in front of you, see the poster. Have a good trip! luv grev
Glorious Mer Party Collage Aug 2020
We had a fine time, very relaxing, floating and dancing under he sea, royally entertained by Lysana’s brilliant music. It was a gem of a party and we loved it. I talked a lot about an amazing man who is cycling around the world with his cat! The Costume Contest had 4 winners: Arlena0, DeliciousDemon Chemistry, Rian OHanlon & Ikaros Alpha. Enjoy the collage! luv grev
Glorious Mer Party Sat 22 Aug 2.00pm!
I love Lysana’s Mer Parties as you know. What a terrific DJ she is! Let’s all be splendid Mer folk frolicking in the sparkling sea. We’ll dance and float and celebrate the ocean as never before. Our last chance for a Mer Party until September at Fantasy Gay Pride, where there’ll be a whole tropical atoll to explore. Costume Contest with at least two prizes, let’s go! luv grev
Fairy Magic Sat 8 Aug 2.00pm!
Creatures known as faeries (or “the fae” or fairies) continue as an archetype of modern magic. … You need not believe in literal tiny beings enchanting the forests and the hills to work with faeries in magic, but it helps. Whether Elves, Sprites, Trolls, Pixies, Nymphs or Dryads. The Fae are gathering to cast their energy into their domain…something will be conjured. Costume Contest as always with at least two prizes. luv grev Chiaroscuro/38/114/50
Lughnasadh Collages Aug 2020
Bailey played perfect music for our celebration of First Harvest, everything flowed beautifully. The costumes were striking causing as many as four prize winners in the Costume Contest. They were: Cristiano Midnight, Tom Bombadil, Zola (Antrozous Frostwych) and Bailey Saxmundham herself! Enjoy the collages. luv grev
Lughnasadh Party Sat 1 Aug 2.00pm!
A huge surge of energy from the Sun God! It has been a tad hot lately… The reapings of the First Harvest: apples, grains, bread and berries. Abundance and joy. Costume Contest with at least two prizes, wear colours of bronze, gold, yellow and orange.
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Wet & Wild Party Collage July 2020
Bailey did an extraordinary music set, stepping in at the last minute. We loved the music. Costumes were tremendous, Matti wore bubbles…and more bubbles, Aznana wore a rainbow and Othon wore a rubber duck! See the collage. The Costume Contest has three winners: Aznana Shieldmaiden, Matti (Maitimo) and Zola (Antrozous Frostwych).
Enjoy! luv grev
Wet & Wild Party Sat 25 July 2.00pm!
It warm, it’s sunny, let’s take our clothes off and splash about!
We can dance in the spray! Eth is our DJ while we have a jolly good frolic on the sea. Wear whatever you like with at least two Costume Contest prizes. luv grev Chiaroscuro/15/42/44
Bellydance Collage July 2020
Lysana played some awesome world music which came to such a sustained energy climax, I thought we were taking off to spiral round the universe! A party full of good energy. The costumes were as usual excellent and every single person there got voted for in the Costume Contest, which proves how beautiful they were! Four winners: Aznana Shieldmaiden, Matti (Maitimo), Arlena & some DJ or other I have forgotten the name of…
Lysana herself! hee hee luv grev xxx
Bellydance Sat 18 July 2.00pm!
Lysana is doing her, always fabulous, Bellydance just for us. Fantastic fun and I love those complex rhythms! So energising!
Not to mention the swirling brilliant colours of the costumes. Definitely more IS more. At least two Costume Contest prizes. I am so looking forward to it! luv grev
Seduction Party Collage July 2020
Eth played both romantic and downright sexy music building and building to a climax (pun intended). He loves DJing here and the costumes. Eth played live piano and sang and received an encore. This party had tremendous looks and there were 5 Costume Contest winners: DeliciousDemon Chemistry, Leon Partch, Maitimo (Matti), Zola (Antrozous Frostwych) and Eth Tedeschi himself!
Enjoy the collage! luv grev
Seduction Party Sat 11 July 2.00pm!
It took time to find an image of a man I couldn’t say no to. I hope some of you agree…his seemingly casual, incandescent self belief seems irresistible. “Seduce my mind and you can have my body. Find my soul and I’m yours forever.” anon. Eth will be with us in The Nightclub to lure, tempt and beguile us with his beautiful music, piano playing and voice! Who will you seduce? luv grev Chiaroscuro/61/135/1812
Summer Ball in Fabulous New Venue 4 July 2020 Collages
Everyone adored the new Baroque Ballroom! Bailey had us all dancing away to bouncy Summery music with sparklers playing off the Baroque gold everywhere. We gotta get some C17 dances…I let off some fireworks for a short while, exploding them all around us! Costumes were beautiful and the costume contest had 4 winners: Janet Rhiadra, Othon Weiland, Arlena0 and Aznana Shieldmaiden. Enjoy! luv grev xxx
Summer Ball Today Sat 4 July 2.00pm!
Happy 4th July & Canada Day! A 4th of July formal ball in our brand new C17 Baroque Ballroom today. It is real gold and fabulous and the exterior, created by Matti & me was finished yesterday! It was time for a change and I fell in love with it, as everyone has who’s seen it! If any more glamour were needed, our own DJ Bailey will be Countess of Music. At least two Costume Contest prizes. luv grev NB: New landmark. Chiaroscuro/18/61/952
Night Visitor Collages June 2020
We enjoyed some very varied and unusual costumes. Lysana wafted into the Underworld looking gorgeous and played wicked and intriguing music for the event. We had a great time! Voting was extremely tight but in the end the Costume Contest had three winners: Arlena0, Maitimo (Matty Luminos) & Roderic Ravenhurst. Enjoy the collages! luv grev
Night Visitor Sat 27 June 2.00pm
…suddenly he is there…impressive, striking, powerful – what does he want? He beckons, but will you follow? Where will he take you? You struggle, you shouldn’t go, but part of you is fascinated to find out…he may be pure evil, but his honesty is intoxicating.
I don’t know where Lysana’s music will lead us, but boring it won’t ever be. We’ll risk it! Costume Contest with at least two prizes. luv grev Chiaroscuro/38/228/18
Summer Solstice Collage June 2020
Astoria gave us such a joyous Summer Solstice in Chiaroscuro Meadow full of flowers. An airy mix of Celtic and Fae music to stir the senses and content the heart. Costumes were very special, but the Contest had two winners: Roderic Ravenhurst and DeliciousDemon Chemistry. Enjoy the collage. luv grev
Summer Solstice Party Sat 20 June 2.00pm!
We celebrate our fulfilment on the longest day of the year,
when the Sun is at its height among wild flowers and wilder Fae.
The brilliant colours of Summer. A magical and prosperous time to
further ambitions and promote healing. At least two costume
prizes and Astoria Luminos is our SmokinHot Elven DJ.
Gonna be a good one! luv grev Chiaroscuro/100/93/45
A Chorus Line Collages June 2020
This was a star of a party! Lysana had prepared marvelous music that covered many other musicals as well as “A Chorus Line”. I had erected a real Broadway stage auditorium with lights aplenty and three dance chimeras we could swap between: solo ballroom, ballet and tap. The Costume contest had three winners: DeliciousDemon Chemistry, Leon Partch & Maitimo (Matty). In fact Deli changed costume so many times, we lost count so I dedicated most of the second collage to his lightening changes, to give you a flavour…Enjoy the collages of super costumes.
A Chorus Line Sat 13 June 2.00pm!
A favourite musical of mine, A Chorus Line is not light and frothy, it explores the cut-throat business and depth of human feeling in Entertainment. The true price of being a dancer. The complete stage show is on YouTube, but quality not perfect https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP8syH_cjMo. There is a good trailer here, showing costumes well – see notecard for all info.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chorus-Line-Michael-Douglas/dp/B01H2ONI7I.At least two Costume prizes and Lysana is our daring DJ. luv grev
Bellydance with Astoria Collages June 2020
WOW! That was a great party! Astoria played some superb Bellydance music and people commented on the potent atmosphere from the music as well as the setting – this time an elaborate and fascinating Beduoin tent at my home. The Costume contest was won by an all time record number of people – seven! Roderic Ravenhurst, Arlena0, DeliciousDemon Chemistry, Aznana Shieldmaiden, Allison Midnight, Cristiano Midnight & Leon Partch. luv grev
Bellydance with Astoria Sat 6 June 2.00pm!
Bellydances are always well attended, so be sure not to miss it. To be held in an ornate Beduoin tent at my home. All the wonderful elemental rhythms will be here alongside stunning dances. Astoria will be our exotic conjurer of music. At least two costume prizes. See ya! luv grev Chiaroscuro/66/66/300
Elven Fae Party Collages with Astoria May 2020
Astoria gave us a wonderful time with such exciting Fae music and the Fantasy Sculpture Forest worked so well with the extraordinary amount of fabulous costumes! We all knew it was hard to choose who to vote for, as it turned out we had a record number of winners – 6! They were: (deep breath) James (bjwools), DeliciousDemon Chemistry, Charlotte Whimsy, Matty (Maitimo), Aznana Shieldmaiden & Arlena0. Enjoy the collages! luv grev
Elven Fae Party with Astoria Sat 30 May 2.00pm!
Astoria is back! Make the most of her, she is ephemeral like a beautiful will ‘o the wisp, but luckily we have her music with us on a few occasions this Summer. This event will be held in the Fantasy Sculpture Garden so Fae or Fairy attire would be perfect! There will be a Costume Contest with at least two prizes. Let’s go!
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Dark and Scary Collages May 2020
Bailey was absolutely tremendous! Perfectly chosen Dark Music so perfect for the theme. We all loved it. Such creative and stand out costumes and avatars! A really fun crowd! The Costume Contest had four winners: Holden Flux, Roderic Ravenhurst, Maitimo (Matty) and Puma Kawanishi. Enjoy! luv grev
Dark and Scary Party Sat 23 May 2.00pm!
It’s not the dark itself that is frightening…it’s not knowing what might be lurking there. Ironically evil beings have to become light for us to see them and be really afraid! Only in darkness can the candle flame to be really appreciated. Bailey and her music will lead her victims er… I mean followers to Gods know where. Costume Contest with at least two prizes. Bad fun! luv grev Chiaroscuro/38/228/18
Swing Time Collages May 2020
Eth was in his element playing superb music, including beautiful, sensitive piano playing and live singing of “Summertime”. All the songs played were almost a hundred years old, yet we all knew every one. Many fine singers even today are making swing albums, it is still popular. Not easy to find costumes, but everyone did and looked perfect. There were four Costume Contest prizes: Zola (Antrozous Frostwych), Maitimo (Matty Luminous), Arlena0 & DeliciousDemon Chemistry. luv grev
Swing Time Sat 16 May 2.00pm!
There was a time, from 1933–1947, when teenagers and young adults danced to jazz-orientated bands. When jazz orchestras dominated pop charts and when influential clarinetists were household names. This was the swing era. Eth will be taking us on a musical journey through the jewels of the genre.
To be held in the Jazz Ballroom. Costume Contest as always with at least two prizes! luv grev Chiaroscuro/144/111/3141
Spring Fae Collages May 2020
Bailey was a petite Faery, mushrooms had come up so setting up her decks amongst them, she played beautiful Celtic & Fae Music, to our great delight, for the whole two hours. The mood was happy and boyant, the costumes were gorgeous, we struggled to vote but in the end there were three winners: Maitimo (Matty Luminos), Zola (Antrozous Frostwych) & Bailey Saxmundham herself! Enjoy. luv grev
Spring Fae Party Sat 9 May 2.00pm!
Fae, Faery, Elven…Bailey will be playing wonderful music for us in the Pagan Party Area. Befriending Fairies: be polite; talk to them. Help them in their tasks of caring for the earth, plants and creatures. Give a little love and watch for the reply. Hug a tree, sing a song, blow a kiss to a cloud or maybe even leave a little piece of something sweet in a secret Faery spot. Costumes Contest as always – Chiaroscuro/38/114/50 luv grev
Beltane Wickerman Sacrifice Collages May 2020
A very fine Beltane indeed! Lysana played stirring, elemental, deep
energy music that was a real celebration, set free and one. The Soul Reaper swooped low over the crowd, carried his victim to the Wickerman, set fire and it exploded into pieces! Matty was a tremendous “sacrifice” in innocent white, only to emerge in ornate gold risen from the flames. Lysana knows instinctively when to cut the music, restarting as the fireworks go off. There were three Costume Contest winners: Zola (Antrozous Frostwych), Puma Kawanishi & Matty (Maitimo). luv grev
Beltane Wickerman Sacrifice Sat 2 May 2.00pm!
A time of rejoicing and looking forward to warmer days, fertility and a good harvest. We sacrifice our purest of heart (* Maitimo) on the huge Wicker Man before the fall. It is a tricky test. Can I make it happen this year? At least two Costume Contest prizes and Lysana is our fiery Earth Goddess of Music. luv grev/Chiaroscuro/100/93/45
Bellydance Collages April 2020
A very busy party, full of beautifully Bellydance costumes, each more WOW than the next. Lysana played a wonderful music set which we were all buzzing from. There were three Costume Contest winners: Allison Midnight, Bailey Saxmundham & Roderico Ravenhurst. Beltane is next Saturday, where I burn a virgin on the Wickerman! Grrrowl. luv grev
Bellydance Sat 25 Aprl 2.00pm!
Why Bellydance? Because we LOVE it! Unique dance animations,
beautiful music with incredibly intricate, energising rhythms and enormous fun! The incredible Sounds Siren, Lysana will be here and you know how great she is! There will be at least two Costume Contest prizes. Come and join the friendly crowd! luv grev
Nightmare Collages April 2020
Eth played amazing music and there were some excellent requests. A very busy party with hordes of incredible costumes. Everyone really went for it in a big way! Take a good look at the collages. There were four Costume Contest winners:- Maitimo (Matti), Roderic, Aznana Shieldmaiden & Bailey Saxmundham. luv grev
Nightmare Sat 18 April 2.00pm!
Nightmares are terrifying and fearful but can often be very cathartic. An emotional release, gaining insight from our subconscious. Let the dark side come out to play! Eth will be our Evil DJ with at least two Costume Contest prizes. Let’s go to the Dark Underworld…what am I saying, we never left! luv grev Chiaroscuro/38/228/18
Forest Creatures Collages April 2020
A very busy party – lots of fun chat and fabulous music from Bailey. As you can see from the collages the costumes were excellent and we were all puzzling hard over who to vote for. In the end the Costume contest had 4 winners:
Tybalt Caproni, Matty Luminos, Holden Flux and Bailey Saxmundham herself!
Enjoy! luv grev
Forest Creatures Party with Bailey Sat 11 April 2.00pm!
To be held in the Fantasy Sculpture Forest, where both forest and magical creatures can often be seen. Whether you are a Satyr, Faun, Unicorn, Fae or a forest creature of any kind you will love it there! Bailey will be our delightful DJ who’s always the girl with a little bit extra…Now what shall I wear? luv grev Chiaroscuro/237/207/3882
Lord of the Rings Party Collages April 2020
What a fine party! Lots of wonderful costumes and Lysana played perfect Elvish music totally in theme. Very entertaining! There were Sl technical hassles but soldiered on. Everyone enjoyed themselves. There were three Costume Contest winners: Zola (Antrozous Frostwych), Holden Flux & Aznana Shieldmaiden. Enjoy. luv grev
Lord of the Rings Party Sat 4 April 2.00pm!
“One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie.” We’re in a beautiful Elven temple deep in one of the Great Forests of Middle Earth. There will be a least two Costume Contests and the amazing Lysana is our DJ of Elvish Magic. luv grev Chiaroscuro/66/87/2570
My Evil Twin Collages Mar 2020
An incredibly busy party – three collages!!! Enzo played deep, dark, energising music which we all loved and the party overran, thanks to Enzo, for an extra 40 minutes, fulfilling everyone’s requests. Costumes were stylish and original, I swear we have the best costumes in Second Life! There were four Costume Contest winners: Dan Beneton, Hakuin Clarity, Matty Luminos & Zola (Antrozous Frostwych).
My Evil Twin Party Sat 28 Mar 2.00pm!
Let your dark side out to play! Enzo will be our DJ down in the Underworld. It will be a terrific time. The darkest place on Chiaroscuro…or is it? Watch out for the bats! And the spiders…You can come as any kind of evil creature, your own doppleganger or just come as you are! Always at least two Costume contest prizes. luv grev Chiaroscuro/38/228/18
Spring Equinox Party Collage Mar 2020
Bailey gave us real magic of wonderful songs, most of which I had never heard before, evoking the power of Mother Earth. Bailey is also hilarious and cracks me up every time! The costumes were beautiful – see the collage. There were three Costume Contest winners: Matty Luminos, Hakuin Clarity & Dan Beneton. luv grev
Spring Equinox Party Sat 21 Mar 2.00pm!
NB: For us Europeans all events happen one hour earlier than usual until our clocks go forward. Spring is in full bloom! Men stride out of the forest hardened by the snows of Winter inspired by Herne the Hunter. All Fae will be dancing among the daffodils to welcome the Spring at last! At least two Costume contest prizes and Bailey will be our musical Goddess of Spring. luv grev
Spring Mer Party Collage Mar 2020
What a lovely party Lysana did! Phenomenal music and we all had loads to talk about…If you missed this party, you missed a good one. Voting was very tight in the Costume Contest and in the end there were three winners: Matty Luminos, Zola (Antrozous Frostwych) and Lysana herself! Enjoy! luv grev
Spring Mer Party with Lysana Sat 14 Mar 2.00pm!
Spring tides have higher high tides and lower low tides, as Spring arrives, the ground is warms up and the sap rises. We feel it. After the long Winter everything is intensely new and bright with the first flowers in bloom. Lets join Lysana to dance and drift in the warm waters of the Southern Chiaroscuro ocean. At least two Costume Contest prizes. Friendly people and fun chat. luv grev
1920s & 30s Jazz Party Collage Mar 2020
Everyone loved the new Jazz Ballroom and thought it would make a great venue for the future. The costumes were lovely and we all enjoyed the Flapper and other 20s and 30s dances. Eth’s singing and piano playing were a great treat. There were three Costume contest winners: Melkenzie, DeliciousDemon Chemistry & Neelam Hienrichs. Enjoy! luv grev
1920s & 30s Jazz Party with Eth Sat 7 Mar 2.00pm!
The Swing era, in an elegant new Art Deco Ballroom featuring special new dances from Flapper to Boogie Woogie, Electro Swing, Authentic Jazz & Charlston. Eth will be there DJing and playing smooth piano while singing in his golden voice. At least two Costume Contest prizes at a rare party. luv grev
Snow Queen Ballet Collage Feb 2020
It was magical! A glorious Winter Ballet setting with accents of blues and lilacs…and specially lit oaks…Bailey played sumptuous music and everyone looked ethereal and floaty …except me, I was sporting teal…heehee. The incredible Costumes contest had three winners: DeliciousDemon Chemistry, Matty Luminos & Bailey Saxmundham who hates being voted for! Enjoy! luv grev
Snow Queen Ballet Party Sat 29 Feb 2.00pm!
The Snow Queen is a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen in 1845. The ballet premiered at The Kirov Theatre in 1980. It’s about the struggle between good and evil between a little boy and girl, Gerda and Kay. … A wicked sprite’s creation spreads across the land, affecting all hearts and minds. Elsa, the Snow Queen is pure evil. Bailey will be DJing for us which is very exciting. Costume Contest as always.
luv grev Chiaroscuro/91/98/2799
Leather & Latex Party Collage Feb 2020
Very HOT party! Someone sported a very nice black leather… what there???…YES! They look so seductive when sheathed. Certain beloved ladies were almost wearing such special items – so steamy, when one asked was she “here” I wondered….Phew mega hot! Eth’s singing voice was always good but has improved so much it rivals his exquisite piano playing. Four Costume Contest winners: Matty Luminos, Zola (Antrozous Frostwych), Sandar Gausman & Lysana Blackwing. luv grev
Leather & Latex Party Sat 22 Feb 2.00pm!
Let’s heat up Chiaroscuro Night Club in our sexiest leather and latex gear. There will be at least two costume Contest prizes and Eth is DJing so we know it will be a great night! luv grev Chiaroscuro/61/135/1812
Bellydance with Lysana Collage Feb 2020
Lysana always produces incredible music, but especially for Bellydance! We had a high energy great time! Costumes were amazing and the Costume Contest had three winners: Goth, Matty Luminos & Lysana Firebride herself, who will be back soon to DJ a Spring Mer Party and later to help us Sacrifice a Virgin on the Wickerman for Beltane! Enjoy the collage luv grev
Bellydance with Lysana Sat 15 Feb 2.00pm!
We all know how marvelous Lysana’s Bellydance parties are. Is it the incredible range of World Music? Or its fascinating rhythms? Or the magical Bellydance costumes? Come to our beautiful setting and really let your hair down! Costume Contest as always with at least two prizes. luv grev Chiaroscuro/75/97/2001
Winter Sparkles Party Collage Feb 2020
The costumes were so breathtaking, this vote was the hardest ever for the Costume Contest. Eth played beautiful piano and sang twice for us and his voice was even better than I remember it, with true depth of emotion. His DJing was also inventive and enjoyable, including quite a few special requests. The Costume Contest had three winners: Matti Luminos, Lysana Firebride & DeliciousDemon Chemistry. Enjoy the collage! luv grev
Winter Sparkles Party with Eth Sat 8 Feb 2.00pm!
I love the Winter sparkles as snowflakes gently fall
They lie to you and tell you they are not cold at all
How could such joy and light so deathly frozen be
While snowflakes on my head vanish and elude me! – Greville Oh
Costume Contest prizes and a beautiful party! luv grev
Imbolic Party Collage Feb 2020
Bailey did a wide range of music, including fire, the Goddess Brigit and new beginnings themes. It was a wonderful eclectic mix. We had a great time – lots of chatting – and we mentioned the language Polari, see next notice. The very hard fought Costume Contest had 3 winners: Matty Luminos, Zola (Antrozous Frostwych) and Bailey herself. Enjoy! luv grev
Imbolic Party Sat 1 Feb 2.00pm!
Brigid’s Fire Festival invokes the Spring to come. Flames, smoke, and ashes from bonfires kindled during the festival, were thought to have protective powers. Earth was warmed with fire to encourage a good harvest. Brigid was a goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann, daughter of the chief of the Gods,The Dagda. A goddess of healers, poets, smiths, childbirth and inspiration. Her name means “exalted one”. A Costume Contest and Bailey is our spectacular DJ! luv grev Chiaroscuro/249/113/2984
Dark Elven Party Collage Jan 2020
Lysana played some extraordinarily good dark music it must be said. Everyone really enjoyed it. The costumes were so wonderful, this made it incredibly close, but in the end the Costume Contest had three winners: Aznana Shieldmaiden, Matty Luminos and Zola (Antrozous Frostwych). Enjoy! luv grev.
Dark Elven Party Sat 25 Jan 2.00pm!
Dark Elves are tall, human-like creatures of other-worldly beauty.
Dark, mysterious and powerful, leading you down exciting but dangerous paths. Lysana will be conjuring the deep magic of dark music especially for us. We shall dance in the Dark Elven Temple. Let the darkness out…luv grev Chiaroscuro/204/28/3081
Victorian Ball Collage Jan 2020
What fun it was and very different! It is good to do something outside the box on occasion. Eth’s return was a triumph! We were treated to his lovely piano playing as well as singing. We had a circle Polka dance, some beautiful Victorian waltzes and tangos. Costumes were superb and the Contest had three winners:
Aznana Shieldmaiden, Lysana Firebride & DeliciousDemon Chemistry. Enjoy! luv grev
Victorian Ball Sat 18 Jan 2.00pm!
Get your formal evening wear out of mothballs. I am looking forward to seeing the crinoline gowns sweeping across the floor like a ship in full sale! There will be some new Victorian dances for you to try plus a Polka circle dance! To be held in our very beautiful Winter Ballroom. I am looking forward to this so much.
luv grev Chiaroscuro/148/117/1354
Movie Characters Party Collage Jan 2020
Everyone loved the Hollywood movie Director’s city skyscape apartment so much, it will stay up and be used again. We had a rather yummy topless barman, who I understand went home with Bailey…well she deserved him after playing such perfect and fun music for this event. There were three Costume Contest winners:
Aznana Shieldmaiden, DeliciousDemon Chemistry & Zola
(Antrozous Frostwych). Enjoy! luv grev
Movie Characters Party Sat 11 Jan 2.00pm!
Imagine you are a huge Film Star just finishing filming, and you
head over to the Director’s amazing apartment, still in costume, for an after show party! Who would you be? It’s a fabulous set!
The wonderful Bailey is spinning perfect music as only she can!
I have a strong feeling the costumes will be amazing too!
Gonna love this one…luv grev Chiaroscuro/232/61/2907
Happy New Year Party Collage
A very enjoyable party with all the glitz and glamour you could desire. Everyone looked amazing and it was worth it for the incredible gowns alone! Lysana played really great music including three songs sung by yours truely in normal as well as in drag voice. The Costume Contest had three winners: Matty Luminos, DeliciousDemon Chemistry & Zola (Antrozous Frostwych). Happy New Year!!! luv grev
New Year’s Eve Party Tues 31 Dec 2.000pm!
Blessings to you all as we greet the New Year! May the new year bring you joy, hope, peace, good health and even a little wealth. With love ever after and most of all may it bring you magick upon fairy wings. Lysana will be here to help us celebrate! Know that you are blessed as we journey into the new year. luv grev
Yule Party & Kisses Auction Collages
Pharoa Dancers Amazing Yule Show 7 Collages Dec 2019
This was a stunning, clever, artistic and beautiful show.
It didn’t hurt that it had some hot adult themes…ooh yeah.
I have made 7 collages from it which I hope you enjoy, but
nothing can beat seeing it live…the synching was perfect
and as I say unexpectedly hot!!! Enjoy! luv grev
Yule Party & Kisses Auction Sat 21 Dec 2.00pm! Pharoa Dancers 1.00pm!
The Yule Party & Kisses Auction is an annual event which is always great fun! It also raises lots of money for Fantasy gay Pride.
For the first time we have The Pharoa Dancers putting on a mainly all male sexy show just beforehand at 1.00pm! 12 brave volunteers will be waiting to be auctioned off by our wonderful Lysana. There is still time for two more if you would like to join them! See you in the beautiful Ice Ballroom. luv grev
Bellydance Collages Dec 2019
Lysana worked real magic playing such incredible music it made this one of the best Chiaroscuro Parties of all time. It felt like we all knew it would happen too, everybody felt it, costumes were in many cases superb…voting in the Costume Contest was impossible. Positive energy made a really brilliant time for all. Winners of the Costume Contest were Matty Luminos, Leon Partch, Aznana Shieldmaiden & Lysana Blackwing herself. Enjoy! luv grev
It’s a Bellydance with Lysana! Sat 14 Dec 2.00pm
I absolutely love the rythms, the complicated percussion of Lysana’s music for bellydances! Come and shake off any pre holiday tension. At least two Costume Contest prizes. Great fun! luv grev Chiaroscuro/75/97/2001
Winter Fae Party Collage Dec 2019
This was a gem of a party. Rebellah played lovely Fae music, matching perfectly with the Pagan Party Area, newly decorated for Winter in subtle icy shades of blue, green and lavender. If you would like to come and dance there it will stay like this ’til early Spring. There were three Costume Contest winners: Aznana
Shieldmaiden, Zola & Linn Darkwatch. Enjoy! luv grev
Winter Fae Party Sat 7 Dec 2.00pm!
We gather in our Fae finery, celebrating the beauty of Winter. Elves and Fairies dance with the snowflakes weaving hues of nature’s white, palest blue and icy lavender. Bailey is our incandescent Music Goddess and there will be at least two Costume Contest prizes. luv grev Chiaroscuro/38/114/50
Dark Party Collages Nov 2019
Deloreen played great dark music and everybody thoroughly enjoyed it. Costumes were even better than usual, the standard was impossibly high. The Costume Contest had four winners: Matty Luminos, Rian OHanlon, Puma Kawanishi & Othon Weiland.
Enjoy the collages! luv grev
Dark Party Sat 30 Nolv 2.00pm!
We will be having a Dark Party next Saturday in readiness for sparkles and bright parties to come! Deloreen will be DJing for us.
If you missed her in our new Jungle Set doing the Tribal Party last Saturday, you are in for a real treat! We always need some darkness for candles to shine. At least two Costume Contest prizes…*adds more dust and cobwebs to his outfit…luv grev
Tribal Party Collages Sat 23 Nov 2019
Such fun! A huge crowd came to this Tribal Party in a vast jungle setting of giant tropical plants, trees and several big waterfalls. I came, I saw, I bought it! Keif Denimore came as a full size, very realistic dancing elephant! Rebellah Antoinette D’Arcy – Deloreen played a tremendous range of energising tribal music and we hope to have her back very soon. Costumes were wonderful and the Costume contest had three winners: Keif Denimore, Rian OHanlon & Zola (Antrozous Frostwych luv grev
Tribal Party Sat 23 Nov 2.00pm!
Our Tribal Party is in a brand new huge setting with a brand new DJ – Rebellah Antoinette D’Arcy! She has come highly recommended by Matty and plays World and unusual music. We can let loose our primal energies – should be really exctiing! At least two Costume Contest prizes – see you there! luv grev
Magic Party Nov 2019
A truely magical party with Lysana playing some beautiful and uplifting music. The setting was evocative of the carefree forests of childhood. The costumes were very special. There were three Costume Contest winners: Lysana Firebride, Matty Luminos & Aznana Shieldmaiden. Enjoy! luv grev
Dia de los Muertos – Mexican Day of the Dead postponed to Sat 9 Nov 2.00pm!
What a fun party! Bailey always plays such good music and this time the rhythms and sheer energy of celebration were tremendous. The costumes were extraordinary! Aznana brought along her “new boyfriend”, we called him Boney – see 2nd collage…
It was a riot! There were three Costume Contest winners: Aznana Shieldmaiden, Matty Luminos & River Blue. Enjoy! luv grev
Psychedelic Party Collage Oct 2019
Bailey Saxmundham played perfect music for the event including songs we hadn’t heard for years and we loved it! Everyone liked the revamped Lair of th Blue Fairy too, especially the pink VW Microbus that circled the set emitting hearts. You can visit this anytime from the picture teleporter in the Market. Net Saturday’s party is “Dia de los Muertos” the colourful “Mexican Day of the Dead”. luv grev
Psychedelic Party with Bailey Sat 26 Oct 2.00pm!
The Lair of the Blue Fairy has been vastly improved and is perfect for flower power parties! Wear your brightest and most way out Psychedelic gear. A nice cheery and bright party to contrast with coming Samhain. At least two Costume Contest pries and I can’t wait to see what Bailey plays! luv grev Chiaroscuro/106/160/416
Wicked Party Collage Oct 2019!
This was a really “wicked” party using the meaning – excellent, fascinating, naughty and irresistible. Very hot costumes and fun chat with great music from Enzo. We had a whale of a time! At this party a very sexy event was organised just before the Yule Party on 21 Dec at 1.30pm. I won’t tell you what! But don’t be late or you’ll miss giving yourselves a very exciting present! heehee luv grev ((hugs))
Wicked! Sat 19 Oct 2.00pm!
The word “wicked” can mean: something slightly immoral or bad for you, but in an attractive way. So I immediately thought of Lucifer and here is his poster. He fits the definition for me. Grrrowls! There will be at least two Costume Party prizes and elEmme Enzo will be your really wicked DJ. luv grev Chiaroscuro/38/228/18
Demons & Angels Party Collage Oct 2019
A terrific party! Loads of fabulously costumed people with fun repartee aplenty. Lysana excelled at both Demon and Angel music and we did not want her to stop! A very hard fought Costume contest with three winners: Limeya, Zola & Matty Luminos.
Enjoy! luv grev
Demons & Angels Party Sat 12 Oct 2.00pm!
Autumn Equinox Party Collage Oct 2019
A big thank you to Bailey Saxmundham for stepping in to DJ with only 30 minutes warning! She played lovely music for Autumn interspersed with some hilarious songs. Everyone looked amazing and the Costume Contest winners were: Aznana Shieldmaiden & Matty Luminos. Enjoy! luv grev
Art Party Collage Sept 2019
Astoria played some very enjoyable music, and if you missed this party you missed all that plus some surprising costumes! Matty came as a living statue of Michaelangelo’s “David”. Try as I might I could not find a thing he was wearing! After a while he came down from his pedestal and started dancing! There were four Costume Contest winners as they were so good they split the vote: Matty Luminos, BlueDeepJoy, Laird of Serenity (Donn) & Bailey Saxmundham. Enjoy! luv grev
Art Party Sat 14 Sept 2.00pm!
Nietzsche said “Art is the highest expression of human of the human spirit” and “it is only as an aesthetic phenomenon that existence and the world are eternally justified.” Fantasy Gay Pride opens very soon on Fri 20 Sept at 1.00pm and the 10 Year Celebration festival theme is Art. A rare chance to hear Astoria DJ with our usual Costume Contest and at least two prizes. luv grev Chiaroscuro/171/137/2992
Dancing With the Waves Collage Sept 2019
We had a great time dancing at sunset on the surface of the sea. Lysana played stunning music and the costumes were lovely! There were two Costume Contest winners: Matty Luminos & Lysana Firebride. Enjoy the collage. luv grev
Dancing With The Waves Sat 7 Sept 2.00pm!
The ocean gives us peace, it gives us joy, it touches our soul. Its energy and beauty give us hope, while reminding us that water is our substance. Let’s dance on the sea, celebrating our life in the spray! At least two Costume Contest prizes, or lack of them and Lysana is our wonderful Sounds Siren. luv grev Chiaroscuro/15/42/44
Gothic Party Collage
Enzo played us a superb music set! He took no prisoners and enchanted us with four different versions of my favourite darker song – Bella Lugosi’s Dead which were all distinctly different but were all superb. Costumes were truly wonderful and unique. There were three Costume Contest winners: Matty Luminos, Lysana Firebride
& Zola (Antrozous Frostwych). Enjoy! luv grev
Gothic Party Sat 31 Aug 2.00pm!
Gothic architecture in the Middle Ages, was pointed towers, massive structures, stone carving and gargoyles. Literature – darkly dramatic and romantic eg Wuthering Heights. Music – late ’70s like Siouxsie and the Banshees and Bauhaus, darker themes and danceable beats. The look – very dramatic eye makeup, teased hair and tattered clothing made of lace and velvet. At least two Costume Contest prizes and Enzo is our inscrutable DJ. luv grev Chiaroscuro/204/28/3081
Musicals Ball Collage Aug 2019
Eth played a marvelous selection of songs from Phantom, Miss Saigon, Moulin Rouge, Cabaret,The Rocky Horror Show and more…
It was Matty’s Rez Day and my Birthday so we went as the Phantom and Christine. Everyone really enjoyed Eth’s music and there were many requests. The Costume Contest had three winners: Matty Luminos, Dan Beneton & Sandar Gausman. Enjoy! luv grev
Musicals Ball Sat 24 Aug 2.00pm!
What’s your favourite musical? Does it have a brilliant plot and script, beautiful music and songs sung by amazing performers with
breathtaking costumes? From “A Chorus Line” to “Phantom of the Opera” and “Moulin Rouge” to “The Rocky Horror Show”, they are irresistible. Let’s get our tuxedos and gowns out of mothballs! At least two Costume contest prizes and Eth will be our perfect Musicals Maestro. Oh and its my Birthday! luv grev Chiaroscuro/7/56/669
A Party of the Dark Collages Aug 2019
We had great fun at a busy party with dark and darker music from
Enzo! He enjoyed it too and over-ran a long time! The chat was lively and the Costumes were superb. Voting was extremely tough. The Costume Contest had three winners: Puma Kawanishi, Zola (Antrozous Frostwych) and Lysana Firebride. Enjoy! luv grev
A Party of the Dark Sat 17 Aug 2.00pm!
To really appreciate the beauty of the candle flame we need the darkness. Enzo will be our Music Magician for the event so we can really let it all hang out! Bring out your wicked side and go for it! There will be a Costume Contest as always with at least two winners. Let’s enjoy ourselves…luv grev Chiaroscuro/38/228/18
Bellydance with Astoria Collages Aug 2019
This was a busy party that took off like a rocket of fantastic
Bellydance World Music energy! Whatever else was going on in your life this was the place to be and the intricacy of the percussive rhythms was hypnotic. Astoria was back with a vengeance, taking no prisoners and we loved it! Costumes were great and there were three Costume Contest winners: Aznana Shieldmaiden, Zola (Antrozous Frostwych) and Jana Phya. Enjoy! luv grev
Bellydance Sat 10 Aug 2.00pm!
Astoria is back! We don’t see enough of her! Those who have been to an Astoria Bellydance before will know how great her World Music is! The rhythms and exotic sounds really set you free and I particularly love the complicated percussion. We are in a great setting and its gonna be wonderful…luv grev
Jack Slade Sings Live 2 Collages Aug 2019
Jack gave an amazing performance as he always does. An hour goes by like 10 minutes. I couldn’t believe it when it was over. I guess that’s true of many good things. It was a busy party too. Jack is very busy in RL as well as SL so we may not see him for a while, but happily he is performing at Fantasy Gay Pride so don’t miss him! Enjoy the collages!
Jack Slade is back singing live Sat 3 Aug 2.00pm! YAY!
What a glorious party we had hearing Jack’s beautiful voice last time! Everyone loved it so much – Jack has agreed to visit our lands regularly to royally entertain us. Don’t miss it. The Pagan Party area, newly decorated for Lughnasadh, with its little Celtic stage was perfect, so if it aint broke, don’t fix it! Fae attire would be nice. See you there.
luv grev Chiaroscuro/38/114/50
Lughnasadh Collage July 2019
We had some rain last night and the Pagan Party Area was invaded by mushrooms! We danced among them celebrating hope for the future. There were some extraordinary looks here today! Lysana played beautiful, often Celtic music to give us the feeling of the promise of a new harvest. She hit the music dead on. Enjoy the collage. luv grev
Lughnasadh Sat 27 July 2.00pm!
The Summer union of Sun and Earth, of God and Goddess, has produced the First Harvest: Lughnasadh a time for gathering in and giving thanks for abundance. But the bounty and energy of Lugh, of the Sun, is now beginning to wane. It is a time of change and shift. Active growth is slowing down and the darker days of winter and reflection are beckoning. Wear Fae or the Green Man, a fertility figure, a nature spirit. Lysana is our wonderful DJ! luv grev Chiaroscuro/38/114/50
Leather & Silk Party Collage July 2019
Enzo’s music was ideal for the theme of leather and silk. We had a great time and costumes were exceptional. There were three Costume Contest winners: Lysana Firebride, Sandar Gausman & Zola (Antrozous Frostwych). Enjoy! luv grev
Leather & Silk Party Sat 20 July 2.00pm!
There’s no denying these are hot looking. This Leather & Silk Party to be held in my Leather Room in the sky. Leather attire will fit in perfectly and silks will make a great contrast. The poster is “Lucifer” I am obsessed by him at the moment and wearing black silk…my my! Enzo will be our tremendous DJ. Always a Costume Contest with at least two prizes. See you soon. luv grev
Purple Party Collages July 2019
WOW! What a party! It took off like a rocket and was very busy. Eth
played energising, go-for-it music making everyone feel great. We had a very uplifting time. High up in the Dark Prince Caves the setting had gorgeous dark textures with rising violet mist. Costumes were stunning,
even more than usual. There were 4 Costume Contest winners: Matty Luminos, Aznana Shieldmaiden, Othon Weiland & Mitch Underby. Enjoy the collages! luv grev
Purple Party Sat 13 July 2.00pm!
I have wanted to do a purple party for some time, but my favourite colour is violet. Purple represents: royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition, wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic! Eth is our DJ so this really will be magic. To be held right at the top of the Dark Prince Caves, it would be fun exploring them afterwards…and getting lost! luv grev Chiaroscuro/150/218/625
Mer Party Collage Sat 6 July 2019
Eth very kindly at the last minute stepped in to give Lysana a much needed break. He played lots of old favourites and even played live piano and sang to us all! The costumes were lovely giving us three Costume Contest winners: Matty Luminos, Zola & Eth himself! Enjoy the collage, luv grev
Mer Party Sat 6 July 2.00pm!
“The sea goat casts Aquarian runes through beads of mirrored tears, suave pirates words of apricot crawl out of your veneer.
Anoint your eyes with Midas’ oil and make it still appear,
Alladin’s lamp is glowing bright transmuting panacea;” Inspired me
for the Mer Party – “The Song of the Seagoat” by Pete Sinfield – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6M4IIMANko – With our Sounds Siren, Lysana bringing rapturous delight plus a Costume Contest! luv grev Chiaroscuro/201/34/
Summer Solstice Collage June 2019
We had some amazing costumes while Enzo played excellent songs covered by stunning singers. It was a very warm and chatty atmosphere. Here in Europe, Summer has come with a vengeance and, while the temperatures soar in RL we dance amongst the wild flowers and butterflies as the Sun slowly sinks in the West. There were 3 Costume Contest winners: Aznana Shieldmaiden, Bailey Saxmundham & CaelumSanguis. Enjoy! luv grev
Summer Solstice Sat 29 June 2.00pm!
We celebrate our fulfilment on the longest day of the year,
when the Sun is at its height among wild flowers and wilder Fae.
The brilliant colours of Summer. A magical and prosperous time to
further ambitions and promote healing. Come celebrate with Enzo our fun DJ! Costume contest and dance, dance, dance!
luv grev Chiaroscuro/100/93/45
Jack Slade Sings Live Today Sat 22 June 2.00pm
A busy and very enjoyable party with a lot of Jack’s fans there too. Jack’s voice is so good…how does he sing two shows one after the other? I loved it, especially when he sang “Famous Blue Raincoat”. Jack will be back in a few weeks time and also at Fantasy Gay Pride in September. Enjoy! luv grev
Jack Slade Back to Sing for us Sat 22 June 2.00pm!
What a glorious party we had hearing Jack’s beautiful voice last time! Everyone loved it so much – Jack has agreed to visit our lands regularly to royally entertain us. Don’t miss it. The Pagan Party area, newly decorated for Summer, with its little Celtic stage was perfect, so if it aint broke, don’t fix it! Fae attire would be nice. See you there. luv grev Chiaroscuro/38/114/50
Tribal Party Collage June 2019
We had a stupendous time! Lysana played super-percussive very primal music which really turned me on! The costumes were excellent too and everyone loved the Fae Forest setting. There were two winners of the Costume Contest, way out in front this time: Othon Weiland and Aznana Shieldmaiden. Enjoy! luv grev
Tribal Party Sat 15 June 2.00pm!
A perfect theme for the Fae Forest. We haven’t had a Tribal party in ages. I can’t wait to see the outfits! Lysana will be our DJ playing her aways tremendous music. Costume Contest with at least two prizes. luv grev Chiaroscuro/43/170/46
Flowers on the Razor Wire with Enzo collage June 2019
Enzo certainly pulled out all the stops with unusual and superb music. Everyone looked marvelous and several people had created their own unique looks. An intense and beautiful party despite being dark. Enjoy the collage! luv grev
Flowers on the Razor Wire with Enzo Sat 8 June 2.00pm!
A Dark Party in the shivery Underworld. I created it, yet I still get jumpy down there alone late at night. Always good to let our darkside out to play. At least two Costume Contest prizes. With Enzo DJing for us it should be exciting! luv grev
Jack Slade Singing Live Collage May 2019
Jack has a superb voice and it was well appreciated at this very busy Chiaroscuro gathering. Such an excellent time at this extra special event. I am pleased to say that Jack has agreed to return once more in June and twice in August! He will also be performing at Fantasy Gay Pride 10th anniversary, in September. where the theme will be “Art”. Enjoy the collage.
Change to Sat 1 June 2.00pm – Jack Slade Singing Live!
I had been wanting to book Jack for ages, he has such a gorgeous voice! When Eth told me today something unexpected had come up and he would not be able to DJ on Saturday, I thought why not have some superb live music! It will be in the Pagan Party Area so we can be Fae if we wish. We only have Jack for an hour so don’t be late! Now where did I put that little Celtic stage? See poster for all about Jack Slade. Believe me you will love this!
luv grev Chiaroscuro (38,114,50)
Oriental & Asian Party Collage May 2019
We had a really excellent time. The costumes, as you can see were beautiful and we had a hard job voting. Lysana did lots of great music I had never heard before! The setting was lovely too – I bought it so I can say that! There were three Costume Contest winners: Leralon, Aznana Shieldmaiden and Matty Luminos.
Enjoy! luv grev
Oriental Asian Party Sat 25 May 2.00pm!
Culture includes: the kimono and Indonesian batik. The Lion Dance bringing good luck. Religion is Buddhism, Taoism & Confusionism. Cinema is of Hong Kong, Korean dramas, Korean pop, Japanese anime and pokemon. East Asian Quisine: Kimchi, sushi, sashimi, wasabi, tea, noodles / ramen, udon, rice, hot pot, dumplings and dimsum. At least two Costume Contest prizes and Lysana is our always incredible DJ! luv grev Chiaroscuro/169/135/2862
Black & White Ball Collage May 2.00pm!
I think many people were watching Eurovision – BIG congratulations to Holland! So only a handful of us to thoroughly enjoy the elegant set and intense music played so brilliantly by Lysana. A collage was done – enjoy! luv grev
Black & White Ball Sat 18 May 2.00pm!
Lysana will be conjuring her magnificent music for this formal and
very decadent event. The venue is way over the top! Elegant and grand. Come and have an absolutely spiffing time! *Gets best suit out of mothballs. See you there! luv grev Chiaroscuro/96/120/2923
Mer Party Collage 2019
A very enjoyable and memorable Mer Party. Gorgeous Mermen and Mermaids everywhere along with some excellent sea creatures. Lysana played heavier music than usual which went with the mood. She gave us a wonderful party. An imaginary memo went out and so many of us wore purple! Enjoy the collage! luv grev
Mer Party Today 2.00pm!
Poster and notice later this week owing to a very busy RL. Lysana sure does a stunning Mer Party! How does she make them such fun, so exciting yet so very relaxing! A neat trick if you can pull that off! Costume Contest with at least two prizes! Come and enjoy! luv grev Chiaroscuro/201/34/28
Egyptian Bellydance Collage
Lysana’s Bellydance music was superb! Everyone particularly liked the set which was lovely. Glorious costumes aplenty. The atmosphere was very friendly and happy, everyone got on so well. One person said Chiaroscuro was their favourite sim! Another said this was the one place they felt they fitted in. Enjoy! luv grev
Egyptian Bellydance Sat 4 May 2.00pm!
Egyptian people in general pride themselves on being relaxed, laid-back, easygoing (as well as passionate, sensual and poetic). So it’s only natural that the dance style would emphasize these same qualities. At least two Costume Contest prizes and Lysana will be our wonderfully enigmatic DJ for this event in a brand new set. luv grev Chiaroscuro/94/56/302
Beltane Wicker Man Sacrifice Collages April 2019
It was stupendous! Eth played wonderfully energised fiery music, the atmosphere was electric. It was Eth’s first time DJing for the Sacrifice and it went perfectly! Matty stepped in at the last minute to be our ill fated Virgin! The Wicker Man fell spectacularly! Fantastic costumes – there were three Costume Contest winners: Matty Luminos, Lysana Firebride & Neelam Hienrichs. luv grev
Beltane Wicker Man Sacrifice Sat 27 April 2.00pm!
Beltane comes from the Celtic God Bel and Gaelic word “teine” which is fire. Rejoicing, we sacrifice our virgin on our huge Wicker Man and watch him fall. For the Sun’s warmer days, fertility and a good harvest. It is a tricky test. Will I manage it this year? At least two Costume Contest prizes and Eth is our fiery Fae of Music.
luv grev Chiaroscuro/100/93/45
Music of the Movies Party Collage April 2019
We had a marvelous time! Eth played some excellent movie music and the costumes were, as always, surprising and stunning. There were two Costume Contest winners: Matty Luminos & Bailey Saxmundham. Enjoy! luv grev
Music of the Movies Party Sat 6 April 2.00pm!
Eth is back with this fabulous Film Music party. Maybe Eth will spoil us with some of his superb piano playing. This a brand new party set with examples of some of our best loved film music composers. A selection of fifteen of the best known and most extensive. Will yours be there? Fun! luv grev Chiaroscuro/156/146/2826
Forest Creatures Collage Mar 2019
It was Spyot’s last DJ gig with us for along time and we are very sad to see him go…his music was, as ever, wonderful. Costumes and avatars were gorgeous too! The Costume Contest had three winners: Puma Kawanishi, Linn Darkwatch & Matty Luminos. Enjoy!
Forest Creatures Party Sat 30 Mar 2.00pm!
Spyot is back to play his beautiful and lyrical music for this Forest Creatures Party. The woodland has recently changed and is much more open to the landscape and the lake. I hope you like it.
luv grev Chiaroscuro/43/170/46
Spring Equinox Party Collage Mar 2019
Spring has definitely sprung! You could literally feel the sap rising! Eth played a loose mix Celtic energised music which was a joy. The Costume Contest voting was harder than ever, but we had two clear winners: Matty Luminos & Linn Darkwatch. Enjoy! luv grev
Spring Equinox Party Sat 23 Mar 2.30pm!
NB: For us Europeans all events happen one hour earlier than usual until our clocks go forward. Eth is back and Spring is in full bloom! Sky blue tulips abound under lavish blossoms of pink and peach. At least two Costume Contest prizes! Gonna be very beautiful…
luv grev Chiaroscuro/38/114/50
Leather Ballet Collage Mar 2019
Wow! Is all I can say about Lysana’s music. She came up with the theme, challenging me to do a set and gave us an extraordinary DJ performance! Costumes were hot and very innovative. Everyone danced ballet and it worked beautifully. There were three Costume contest winners: ReiCedron, Matty Luminos & Puma Kawanishi. Enjoy! luv grev
Leather Ballet Party Sat 16 Mar 2.00pm!
Lysana suggested a Leather Ballet Party so on I went designing a set! Come and see what you think of it. I am fascinated to hear what music Lysana wil play. My RL has been mega busy this week so this notice is later than usual. Come in any leather oufit and/or ballet .
This will be a fun one! luv grev Chiaroscuro/87/104/2941
Gothic Ball Collages Mar 2019
A very busy party with wonderful dark music from Enzo and such incredible costumes we all had trouble voting! So much so there four Costume Contest winners: Rian OHanlon, Lysana Firebride, Matty Luminos & Zola (Antrozous Frostwych). I am pleased to say the setting was thoroughly appreciated too! Enjoy! luv grev
Gothic Ball Sat 9 Mar 2.00pm!
In dark Gothic ruins open to the stars, our Darker Fae emerge in all their finery to dance. Elegantly darker. At least two Costume Contest prizes and we are fortunate to have ElEmme Enzo, Lysana’s husband, as our enigmatic DJ for this event. See you there! luv grev Chiaroscuro/198/51/3107
Elven & Fae Party Collage Sat 2 Mar 2019
Spyot was stupendous! His lively yet meaningful mix of Celtic, World and Pagan music was pure joy. Costumes were incredible too and the Costume Contest was won by two: Matty Luminous & Puma Kawanishi. Spyot is back for a Forest Creatures theme on 30 March, but after that we may not see him for a while as his RL is now so very busy. Enjoy the collage. luv grev
Elven & Fae Party Sat 2 Mar 2.00pm!
As the weather starts warming up the Elven & Fae emerge to dance and frolic in their ancient temple. We haven’t seen this setting for a very long time. Come as anything to do with these magical and mysterious beings. At least two Costume Contest prizes and Spyot is back to DJ for us with his own uniquely stirring blend of earthy and spiritual music. luv grev Chiaroscuro/83/87/2941
Hot Nightclub Party Sat 23 Feb 2.00pm!
Eth rushed over from his RL gig to be here and he really enjoyed the Chiaroscuro Nightclub setting and played energising music all night. Costumes were stunning and there were three Cosyume contest winners: Matty Luminos, Zola (Antrozous Frostwych) and Janet Rhiadra. Enjoy! luv grev
Dark Valentine Collage Feb 2019
Lysana played her darkest and most passionate music warning us how very dark the lyrics were! The costumes, as always, were exquisite, everyone went to a lot of trouble. So much so we had four Costume Contest winners: Zola – Antrozous Frostwych, Aznana Shieldmaiden, Matty Luminos & Lysana Firebride herself! Enjoy! luv grev
Dark Valentine Party with Lysana Sat 16 Feb 2.00pm!
He had been away an age…”Do you still want me he asked?” ” With every waking breath and at night in my dreams. You live, even in my nightmares,” came the reply. A faded Baroque setting, Rococo furniture, givng an air of darkest elegance. A perfect theme for Lysana – our darkly fascinating Sounds Siren. At least two Costume Contest prizes. luv grev Chiaroscuro/95/114/2921
Imbolic Fire Party Collages Feb 2019
A very HOT party! Busy with a riot of superb costumes. Eth played high energy, never stopping music, building the atmosphere up to a definitely sexy climax! He said he costumes looked like works of art. The Costume Contest had 3 winners: Matty Luminos, Linn Darkwatch & Zola –
Antrozous Frostwych). Enjoy! luv grev
Imbolic Fire Party Sat 9 Feb 2.00pm!
An important Fire festival of Healing, Fertility and Purification. The coming of the light. Looking forward to the ending of Winter and everything springing back into action. Stubble is burnt to encourage the crops and the ash is dug into the earth. A time to sow seed over the fields *cough. At least two Costume Prizes and Eth is our red hot DJ. luv grev Chiaroscuro/166/145/2770
Ice Skating Party Collage Feb 2019
Karalia Halostar made a superb Ice Skating Setting which was totally complimented by Skyot Demina’s superb, relaxing skating music…so calming and hypnotic. From the floating music to Karalia’s smooth animations…we loved it all! There were 4 Costume Contest winners: Karalia Halostar, Aznana Shieldmaiden, Antrozous Frostwych – Zola & Puma Kawanishi. Enjoy! luv grev
Ice Skating Party Sat 2 Feb 2.00pm!
Ice Skating fun! Karalia has created a lovely new ice rink for us all scripted! I have also put out my free Steampunk skates. He has promised lots of great skating animations. Spyot will be our delightful but chilly DJ! There will also be a Costume Contest with at least two prizes. Wheeeeee! luv grev Chiaroscuro/222/60/3952
Angels & Demons Collages Jan 2019
A very busy party! Eth played great and very varied music, also gave us his beautiful live singing and piano playing. Spoiled us rotten!
Linn Darkwatch showed us his new Tinies avatars, giving me a helpful Tinies danceball I can add to. Then more Tinies appeared, see the second collage. Costumes were so accomplished and the two winners of the Costume Contest were Matty Luminos and Linn Darkwatch.
Enjoy! luv grev
Angels & Demons Party Sat 23 Jan 2.00pm!
Angel and Demon – any benevolent or malevolent spiritual being that mediates between the transcendent and the temporal realms. intermediate beings are less categorical, for they may be benevolent in some circumstances and malevolent in others. There will be at least two Costume Contest winners and Eth is our wonderful DJ! luv grev Chiaroscuro/204/28/3081
Sparkling Winter Ballet Collage Jan 2019
This was such a very beautiful ballet party, with delicate softly dancing snowflakes wafting don on the ballet dancers. Lysana’s music was extraordinary…a real pleasure. There were three Costume Contest winners: Matty Luminos, Karalia Halostar & Lysana Firebride herself! The setting was also much admired. luv grev
Sparkling Winter Ballet Sat 19 Jan 2.00pm!
Lysana will be playing very special music for this beautiful event. Where are all the exquisite frolicking Winter Fae? This is Winter at its most glorious. Come as anything to do with this snowy season. There is always a Costume Contest with at least two winners. Yay, gonna dance among the snowflakes! luv grev Chiaroscuro/91/98/2799
Twin Peaks Party Collage Jan 2019
We had, “Excuse me, a damn fine party”. Matty made an amazing Dwarf, there were two Log Ladies, some stunning female costumes and I was a dark Agent Cooper. Astoria played beautiful music either from or inspired by the drama. I wasn’t the only Twin Peaks addict there and everyone enjoyed the slide show of all the characters. The Costume Contest had two winners: Aznana Shieldmaiden & Bailey Saxmundham. Enjoy! luv grev
Twin Peaks Party with Astoria Sat 12 Jan 2.00pm!
Astoria is back! A 1989 crime drama, seen as 1950s, often surreal, about FBI Agent Cooper, who goes to the small logging town of Twin Peaks to solve the murder of “innocent” high school girl Laura Palmer. Almost nothing is as it seems, eerie visuals, oddball characters and wild dream sequences drive the point home. It it funny, poignant, terrifying, violent, mystical and downright quirky. Come as anyone you like or just come as you are! NB: Loads more info and photos of all main characters in Chiaroscuro group notice in world. Just use group joiner torso in Chiaroscuro Market! luv grev
Winter Wonderland Collage Jan 2019!
Spyot played carefully chosen gently sparkling music for Winter Wonderland and we all loved it! Costumes perfectly complimented the icy iridescent Pagan Party Area with purple sky. There were two Costume Contest winners: Hakuin Clarity & Bailey Saxmundham.
Enjoy! luv grev
Winter Wonderland Party Sat 5 Jan 2.00pm!
Spyot is our Music Maestro at this Winter Fae Dance held in a glorious iridescent Pagan Party Area! Sparkling shades of crystal white, palest lavender, blues and coldest pale pinks. What do you mean I can’t do subtle! Giggles. See you soon dear friends. luv grev
Happy New Year Party Collage 2019!
Lysana gave us a wonderful New Year’s Party! Some excellent pieces for New Year I had never heard before plus a medley of songs from her many parties here throughout the year! Costumes were lovely as well as fun – see Karalia as Ding Dong Bell! The two winners of the Costume Contest were Rian OHanlon & Janet Rhiadra. Enjoy! luv grev
Happy New Year Party with Lysana Mon 31 Dec 2.00pm!
Lysana will be giving us a stupendous Happy New Year Party to welcome in 2019. The music you know will be amazing, there’ll be fireworks and a Costume contest with at least two winners. Let’s celebrate! luv grev Chiaroscuro/43/99/3822
Yule Party & Kisses Auction Collages!
Thank you to everyone who came along and bid! Also huge thanks
to Eth for a superb set, live piano playing and his high energy banter as our Auctioneer! Most of all enormous thanks to all those brave victims..er I mean Volunteers who dared to allow Chiaroscuro to auction off their kisses in aid of the charity Fantasy gay Pride…you raised 30,000 lindens! Brilliant! This will be a huge help for the festival, which is in its 10th year! Wow where did the time go? Enjoy the collages and Happy Holidays! luv grev
Yule Party & Kisses Auction Sat 22 Dec 2.00pm!
Held at the Fire & Ice palace, a huge celebration, the rise of the Green Man, banishing all negativity. Our wonderful musician and DJ Eth will present the Kisses Auction, and auction off our brave volunteers, see attached photos, casting fear to the winds…all funds raised today go towards Fantasy Gay Pride 2019. luv grev
Darkness Party Collage Dec 2018
Lysana played terrific music! Including my favourite – it comes from the film “The Hunger” and initials are BLD…Always makes me sing along. It was such an enjoyable party! Costumes were fascinating too. There were three Costume Contest winners: Aznana Shieldmaiden, Ambrosedextrous & Bailey Saxmundham.
Enjoy. luv grev
Darkness Party Sat 15 Dec 2.00pm!
Lysana is taking down into the dark Underworld as only she can. The stars need darkness to shine. A last dark party to balance the incredible sparkle of the next week’s Yule Party & Kisses Auction on the 22nd. At least two Costume Contest prizes. See you through the dark…luv grev Chiaroscuro/38/228/18
Psychedelic Party Collage Nov 2018
We had a really groovy time. Eth played all the psychedelic music you remembered from this amazing era and some rare stuff too. Everyone loved the new set made by Ricardito ages ago, recreated by Karalia and added to and tweaked by myself. The Costume Contest had three winners: Lysana Firebride, Othon Weiland & Matty Luminos. Enjoy! luv grev
Psychedlic Party Sat 8 Dec 2.00pm!
Psychedelic experience that alters cognition and perception, brought on by hallucinogenic drugs like LSD, magic mushrooms or great pain. Some of the world’s most original and fascinating music comes from the great era which explored this new culture in the 1960s. Eth is our wonderful DJ and there will be at least two Costume Contest prizes. Mind blowing! luv grev Chiaroscuro/103/161/416
Alice in Wonderland Ballet Collage Nov 2018
What can I say, this was a superb party! Lysana’s music was a real tour de force, absolutely spellbinding. Costumes were brilliant and we were all different! The unique setting looked beautiful yet rather strange…luv grev
Alice in Wonderland Ballet ~Party Sat 1 Dec 2.00pm!
Lysana will be here playing some very special music for the premiere of this party in a gorgeous brand new set by Isis Scissorhands, who kindly broke her golden rule and let me mod her creation! Everyone looks so amazing dancing ballet! Bring out your tutu, ballet boots and Nureyev costumes! Gonna love it! luv grev
Tropical Beach Party Collage
Everyone loved the tropical setting and Eth played some lively beach music for us all. Costumes were excellent! luv grev
Tropical Beach Party Sat 24 Nov 2.00pm!
A nice warm party to banish Winter chills. Dance and relax with a cocktail, dancing on the beach. Eth is back playing lovely tropical music for us. At least two Costume Contest prizes for best in tropical attire. See you soon… luv grev Chiaroscuro/67/165/3043
Gypsy Party Collage 17 Nov 2018
Lysana is extraordinary! She mainly played a genre of music I had never heard before. It probably has a better name. I called it “Gypsy Jazz”..bloody wonderful! It was an intimate party of great friends having a good old chin wag. Lovely costumes: Matty Luminos, Aznana Shieldmaiden & Hakuin Clarity won the Costume Contest.
Gypsy Party Sat 17 Nov 2.00pm!
A Gypsy theme – any kind including flamenco dancers…I chose a gypsy I would be attracted to for the poster…he looks like he is at one with nature and could charm the birds out of the sky, scatter runes on the ground, tell your future and dance with grace and power under the stars, a human fae..oops getting carried away! At least two Costume Contest prizes and Lysana Firebride will be our wonderful DJ! luv grev Chiaroscuro/171/145/2891
Heaven Party Collage
Spyot Demina played some wonderfully mellow music for this Heaven Party. He will be returning to us in January, can’t wait. There were some extraordinarily beautiful costumes too, see the Collage.
The Costume contest had three winners: Aznana Shieldmaiden, Matty Luminos & Bailey Saxmundham. Enjoy! luv grev
Heaven Party Sat 10 Nov 2.00pm!
Spyot Demina is our new DJ! He will be here with his own beautiful music for the very first time! I have heard his work before and it is so good. Come and give him a true Chiaroscuro welcome. Whatever Heaven means to you – this is your party. At least two Costume Contest prizes. Let’s go! luv grev Chiaroscuro/171/134/2992
Halloween/Samhain Party Collage Nov 2018
I could not believe how beautiful, spirit stirring and downright perfect Lysana’s music was for this party. If you missed it, you really missed a glorious time. The costumes were breathtaking and we all enjoyed ourselves so much! luv grev
Halloween/Samhain Party Sat 3 Nov 2.00pm!
Lysana announced on Saturday she has some special and exciting music lined up for us! Held high up in the Dark Prince Caves with several new gorgeous items to enjoy. Come as anything to do with Halloween or Samhain…the veil between the worlds grows thin. This was creepy to decorate – I managed to frighten myself! Enjoy! luv grev Chiaroscuro/167/204/595
Bellydance Collage Oct 2018
Astoria played superb good energy bellydance music mixed, this time with a few other genres. I loved it all so much! We will dearly miss Astoria while she is away, but she will be back early in January. There werte three Costume Contest winners: Zabulon Enoch, Janet Rhiadra & Matty Luminos. Enjoy! luv grev
Bellydance with Astoria Sat 20 Oct 2.00pm!
A fabulous Bellydance from our wonderful DJ Astoria Luminos! She is away for more than two months, so don’t miss this! Astoria is back with a “Twin Peaks” Party on 12 January where we can have a damn fine cup of coffee and the owls are not what they seem. But right now we have a stunning colourful Bellydance with at least two Costume prizes. luv grev http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chiaroscuro/94/96/2001
Autumn Ball Collage Oct 2018
Eth did a great job, music was really good. Everyone looked superb in their glowing Autumn colours. There were three Costume Contest winners: Linn Darkwatch, Aznana Shieldmaiden & Lysana Firebride.
Enjoy! luv grev
Autumn Ball Sat 13 Oct 2.00pm!
Eth will be our Music Maestro for this lovely ball held in Chiaroscuro Grand Ballroom. All the vibrant Autumn colours: red, amber, gold…
Let’s see those huge swishing ball gowns ad flying tail suits. Come as anything to do with Fall. At leas two Costume Contest prizes.
luv grev Chiaroscuro/7/56/669
Astoria Darkside Collage Oct 2018
We had a terrific time! Superb music from Astoria – she does such excellent dark parties! The costumes were so gorgeous voting was a nightmare, appropriately! There were three winners: Rian Ohanlon, Aznana Shieldmaiden & Pujma Kawanishi. Enjoy! luv grevAstoria Darkside Party Sat 6 Oct 2.00pm!
Astoria Darkside Oct 2018
Astoria Luminos will be playing her astounding dark music for us to enjoy. Make the most of Astoria as she will be away a few weeks. Come as anything dark. There will be a Costume Contest with at least two prizes. Only in the dark can you see the stars…
luv grev Chiaroscuro/204/28/3081
Autumn Equinox Party Collages
We had a brand new DJ, Elemme Enzo and he was terrific! I hope we see him again very soon. The music had a lovely Pagan feel. Costumes were beautiful, so much so there were 4 winners of the Costume Contest: Aznana Shieldmaiden, Othon Weiland, Linn Darkwatch & Elemme himself! Enjoy! luv grev
Autumn Equinox Party Sat 15 Sept 2.00pm!
Our wonderful Sounds Siren, Lysana Firebride will be playing her great music for us down in our beautiful Mer Area. We are definitely due a Mer Party, it feels like it has been a while…Always at least two Costume Contest prizes. Come and relax with us.
Tribal Party Collages Sept 2018
Eth played some really good music – a brilliant mix! He included a wide range plus a lot of African stuff, excellent. Wonderful costumes too. There were three Costume Contest winners: Karalia Halostar, Matty Luminos & Ptolomey Cortes. Enjoy! luv grev Chiaroscuro/60/94/2698
Tribal Party Sat 8 Sept 2.00pm!
Dear Eth is back with Tribal music for us all to dance, gyrate, pose and scurry to. I thought we should hit those great tattoos while Summer is still here and enjoy the forest. Always at least two Costume Contest prizes. Looking forward to it! luv grev
Fantasy Gay Pride Theme Party Collages Sept 2018
Lysana Firebride played great GLBT songs, Costumes were innovative and beautiful and there were even some superb avatars. Take a look at the collages. There were four Costume Contest winners: Aznana Shieldmaiden, Rian OHanlon, Astet Brit and Arty. Enjoy! luv grev
Fantasy Gay Pride Theme Party Sat 1 Sept 2.00pm!
The Fantasy Gay Pride sim is busily being worked upon right now with all kinds of fantastic creations taking place. The theme this year is “Rainbows”. All ready for the Grand Opening on Fri 21 Sept at 1.00pm. We thought we would look forward to the event with a party. Lysana Firebride is our Rainbow DJ so it will be great! At least two Costume Contest prizes. luv grev
Wet Party Collages Aug 2018
Wet Party Collages Aug 2018 What a great party! It was fast and furious! Eth played wonderful music from many eras. He also sang Happy Birthday to me whilst playing the piano! I felt very honoured! Costumes were great – see the collages making three Costume Contest winners: Drachina, Enki & Ptolomey Cortes. Enjoy! luv grev
Bollywood Party Collage Aug 2018
This party had high positive energy. It felt to me like I had been shot with a happiness rocket. Eth played truely great Bollywood music and the costumes were…WOW! So much so there were five Costume Contest winers who all got the same number of votes! Enjoy!
Bollywood Party with Eth Sat 18 Aug 2.00pm!
Influences on Bollywood include the ancient Indian epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana, especially on stories. Ancient Sanskrit drama using vibrant, artistic music, dance, gesture and mime in a styalised spectacle. Parsi theatre which blends realism and fantasy and lastly, Hollwood musicals. At least two Costume Contest prizes!
See you there! luv grev Chiaroscuro/68/117/2851
Mer Party Collage Aug 2018
This was a super party! Lysana’s music ws excellent and flowed effortlessly (although I am sure there wa a lot of hard work behind it). The collage shows how great the Mer looks were. There were three Costume Contest winners: Rin OHanlon, Linn Darkwatch & Magnus. Enjoy! luv grev Mer Party Sat 11 Aug 2.00pm! Lughnasadh Collages Aug 2018
“If you don’t become the ocean, you’ll be seasick every day.” said Leonard Cohen. So you don’t need a boat to ride the waves, or someone to help you weather the storms. You are the ocean, at one with the calm depths. At least two Costume Contest prizes and Lysana is our very lovely Sounds Siren. luv grev
What a fun party! Beautiful costumes as always for the First Harvest.
Eth played very variable and unexpected music which made for an interesting set. There were four Costume Contest winners: Hakuin Clarity, Lovely Cortes, Ptolomey Cortes & Matty Luminos.
Enjoy! luv grev
Lughnasadh Party with Eth Sat 4 Aug 2.00pm!
This is a celebration for the First Harvest. It is also the festival of Lugh, the great Celtic Sun King and God of Light who surrenders his life that others may be sustained by the grain from the Great Mother. yet he lives again! Everything dies in its season. Everything is reborn. This is our whisper of immortality.and the wonderful. At least two Costume Contest prizes. luv grev Chiaroscuro/38/114/50
Greek Gods Party Collage July 2018 Greek Gods Party with Lysana Sat 28 July 2.00pm!
Lysana worked really hard to bring us many genres of music inspired by Greek Gods! It was a veritable feast. She also delighted and sometimes horrified us by relating fascinating Greek myths, many of which I had never heard of. Costumes were so good there were four Costume Contest winners: Lovely Cortes, Magnus (Commandersnoots), Enki Seriman & Lysana herself! luv grev
The 12 Olympian Greek Gods were: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, hermes & Hades who lived in the Underworld. This new setting is an Olympus inspired starry heaven. At least two Costume Contest prizes and Lysana is our wonderful Goddess DJ. luv grev Chiaroscuro/80/96/2921
Dark Elven Party Sat 7 July 2.00pm!
Lysana will be our Dark Elven DJ! Now all the Dark Elves will dance their potent magic in the Dark Elven Temple. I love this theme…but then I am a tad biased hee hee. We’re Fae, we’re dark…At least two Costume Contest prizes. Gonna be an interesting one. luv grev Chiaroscuro/204/28/3081
Summer Ball Collages July 2018
Astoria played wonderful crooning songs and songs you couldn’t help singing along to. We had a superb time, she really spoiled us. She will be swamped for a month or two and we will miss her greatly, hurry back lovely lady! Costumes were so stunning newcomers remarked about how wonderful everyone looked. There were 4 Costume Contest winners: Puma Kawanishi, Mira Questi, DaveOSaurus & Aznana Shieldmaiden. Enjoy! luv grev
I can see it now, tailcoats and acres of shimmering fabric, flowing, circling and dancing past under the chandeliers of the Grand Ballroom. Astoria will be our superb DJ and we may not see her again for a while as she is now booked at this time in rl. We shall see…A least two Costume Contest prizes. Come and enjoy! luv grev Chiaroscuro/7/56/669
Dark & Dangerous Collages June 2018
Lysana Firebride played awesome dark rock music of exceptional
quality all night. I found myself enthusiastically singing along to “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”. The costumes were incredible and the Contest had four winners: Rian OHanlon, Dalimar Blackheart, Bailey Saxmundham & Othon Weiland. One of our truely great Chiaroscuro parties. luv grev
WOW! That was a tremendous party! Eth played some lovely Pagan and Celtic songs, everyone had a superb time. There were three Costume Contest prize winners: Janet Rhiadra, LadyGwendolynn .and DeliciousDemon Chemistry. Enjoy! luv grev
Lysana Firebride our Sounds Siren, really pushed the boat out as the bellydance music was superb, especially the high energy tremendous percussion. You can see from the collage how great the costumes were, so much so we had four winners: Aznana Shieldmaiden, Kaireus, DeliciousDemon Chemistry & Leon Partch
We all love Bellydance and Lysana Firebride will be firing up our energy with her superb music. I came across a great YouTube video, well worth viewing – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCfxHe5Tfx0
At least two Costume Contest prizes. Let’s go! luv grevChiaroscuro/94/96/2001
Eth outdid himself with gorgeous Celtic music together with his piano playing and gorgeous singing voice, it was like syrup. There was a warm positive fae feeling and three Costume Contest winners: Hakuin Clarity, Matty Luminos & Bailey Saxmundham. Enjoy! luv grev
A lovely Fae frolic in Chiaroscuro Forest with Eth are our great DJ! Feel free to wear whatever you like or Faery, Elf, Satyr or Woodland Creature.
This will look beautiful, See you there. luv grev.