Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Speaker at Women Economic Forum 2017

I am thrilled to announce that I have been invited to be Co-Lead Speaker at the Women Economic Forum in 2017! :-)

About Women Economic Forum (WEF)


Women Economic Forum is part of the All Ladies League (ALL), the largest international network of women from across the world and the only global women’s chamber connecting women of inspiration from ALL countries and cultures.

With 40,000 members in over 150 countries (and growing), ALL is like an “Internet of Women,” with a unique all-inclusive ethos of celebrating diversity. ALL is the only chamber in the world to offer completely free membership to women. The only eligibility is to bring positivity and uphold a culture of helpfulness. They believe that through more engaged, vibrant and supported women’s leadership, humanity can regain its lost vision, balance and purpose. They are a spring-board to success for all women and help their businesses to grow beyond borders and boundaries.

Rise of the feminine and the path of peace


I will be speaking on Day 2, Wednesday 1st February at 3:15pm on a panel with two other ladies about the rise of the feminine and the path of peace.

This is really an AMAZING event for me to be involved in. At the ballet boarding school I attended, the girls in my class were very nasty. In fact, it was known that my year was considered the most bitchy year the school had ever seen! Unfortunately this experience left me with an inability to establish good relationships with women as an adult.

I ended up in the male dominated field of Sound Engineering and Rock'n'Roll. My band Lilygun eventually became all boys, all of my friends were guys and I even became the dude in my relationships lol! I was constantly in my male energy and I had completely lost touch of my feminine side. Sure, I've always looked feminine, but I behaved like a man!

As I have mentioned in a previous Blog post, in the last two years, I have been on a spiritual awakening and my life has transformed because of it. I had to rather painfully break myself down to get to the heart of me. I discovered there was so much more to life than I was living! As my attitude and behaviour changed, I began to attract other situations and people into my life. I began to meet other women who I liked and who inspired me! They proved to me that there are women in this world who do care and support you. In fact I found a whole new group of business women and entrepreneurs I admire when I began to network at various events. I'm currently working together with one of them on a project I absolutely love!

I discovered I had a passion to help other women because I know all about living in a tough man's world. I know all about masculine and feminine energy and how to keep a balance so that you can lead successfully without losing touch with your feminine side. I want to help women empower themselves because I have learned how to empower myself and in doing so, I've found peace in my heart.

I've found my feminine power.
Have you found yours?

Let's become better girls, daughters, mothers, business owners and women by abolishing comparing, competitiveness and criticism.

Let's replace it with positive self talk and support.

Let's revel in our strength, inner beauty and power.

Let's do it today!

Anna-Christina


http://www.wef.org.in/anna-christina/
http://www.wef.org.in/wef-uk-2017/

Anna-Christina Speaker at the Women Economic Forum 2017 page image

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Christmas Special Offers!

Exciting new merchandise, gift sets and Cds from Music Audio Stories this festive season!

Tis the season to be jolly and I am feeling very jolly about our Special Offers this month! For the first time, we are offering you the chance to own our original Music Audio Stories Single Cds! :-) These special Cds have only been available at the markets and libraries we have been to, but now they are available from our Shop with FREE postage! Each Cd cover has been beautifully designed by our graphic designer Nick Hudson and we have a choice of two different audio book sets. Four of our story Cds have matching badges which make cute gifts. Plus we also have a Badge Gift Set up for grabs and custom made pencils and Stocking fillers.

As well as all the goodies above, our Christmas audio book, Christmas Magic is available as a download from Amazon and iTunes. This story has had excellent reviews and a Five Star Rating from Shelf Full of Books.

How your child will benefit from this story 

This is a wonderfully creative way of teaching your child how vital giving and sharing is at Christmas. They will learn about farm animals and the noises they make. The importance of friendship, cooperation, tolerance and team effort feature highly in this audio book. It will inspire movement, problem solving, build social skills and promote concentration.

Story Synopsis 

It is the day before Christmas which means, it's Christmas Eve! It's snowing, so everything is white and the sky is so clear and bright. Icicles hang from the trees and snow flakes fall to the ground and most of the animals are fast asleep. This year Santa is so busy, that he has to call upon extra helpers to deliver all the presents. And so, he calls upon the ants. The ants set off on a winter adventure to deliver the presents. But can they make it to their final destination before Christmas morning? This story is an amalgamation of our first five stories and includes an original classical soundtrack with a fantastic sing-along Christmas song featuring the whole cast of Music Audio Stories! Accompanied by unique sound effects throughout.

Story length: 11m08s | Age: 4+

Listen to a sample of the story below



Enjoy our Music Audio Stories!

Anna-Christina

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Featured in Fab UK Fashion Magazine!

So very proud to announce I am featured in this month's Fab UK Magazine!!!

This classy fashion magazine brings you current, up-to-date fashions, alongside throw-back influences with a modern-day twist. It shares inspirational insight into the amazing lives and journeys of artists, entrepreneurs, photographers, musicians, designers; what drives them, how they attained their goals.

I loved doing this interview. In the past, I haven't always been so open in my interviews but I found I actually enjoyed this one!

Get your copy of the magazine here: http://fabukmagazine.com/store/product/fabuk-magazine-issue-3-november-2016/ and read my two page feature interview.

Anna-Christina feature interview page in Fab UK Magazine image

Massive thanks to Harald Haugan, Natalya Malyghina and Cem Kaplan.

Anna-Christina 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Chocolate Heaven!

In October I went to The Chocolate Show! I've been wanting to write about it for weeks now but I've been extremely busy and didn't have time to go through the many photos I took! Anyway as you can imagine, it was amazing! There were truffles, bars, fudge, brownies, cakes and every kind of chocolate you can think of. It really was Chocolate Heaven!

Held at Olympia’s National Hall, it's the UK’s biggest celebration of the nation’s favourite sweet treat! Delightful and delectable things happened throughout the day such as a selection of the finest chocolatiers and pastry makers from the UK and many countries around the world introducing their new creations. Celebrity chefs were showing off their skills in the Chocolate Theatre with demonstrations. A chocolate fashion show with designs made out of chocolate and a chance to learn how to sculpt with chocolate with Hotel Chocolat's School of Chocolate.

Here are some of my favourite companies and chocolate designers I met at the show...

I absolutely love Choco Passion! Their designs are so detailed and incredible as you can see below.











I also really loved Hideko Kawa's chocolate cigars. Her company is called SweetArt Lab. How cool are these...



I went to this event leading up to Hallowe'en so of course there were lots of pumpkin heads around! Madame Oiseau's were my favourite.




And Little Black Cat Gourmet skulls and chocolate jewelry was great too.



Then there were the companies that made chocolate clothes and shoes and...







And here's some other things to marvel at...









And...






And I must show you this!


One last thing... Chocolate Art! This was extraordinary. I was very lucky to meet the artist Matty C Pyratee Roche and see him in action creating one of his pieces.





Finally you've made it to the end of this Blog post lol! :-D

The Chocolate Show is the ultimate chocolate shopping opportunity and experience. It's a great day out and I recommend everyone go next year. I'm not sure when the next Chocolate Week is so keep an eye out for it and look up some of these amazing Chocolate Masters! :-)

Anna-Christina

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Amadeus Live

Since the beginning of this year, I have been patiently waiting for this night to come - Friday 14th October! Finally it came and I have to say, it was so worth the wait! Amadeus Live at the Royal Albert Hall was brilliant!


Winner of eight Academy Awards, four BAFTAs and four Golden Globes, Amadeus - the most acclaimed film ever made about classical music, was brought to vivid life at the Royal Albert Hall. This remarkable screening of the film featured live music performed by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, who recorded the original film soundtrack, and the Philharmonia Chorus, conducted by Ludwig Wicki.

Amadeus (1984), directed by MiloŇ° Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and written by Sir Peter Shaffer, tells the scintillating story of the rivalry between vindictive composer Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), and petulant genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce). The film was named one of the American Film Institute’s best 100 movies of the century, and remains one of the most beloved movies of all time.



Mozart is an important composer to me. When I was at school, I was a little bit obsessed with him. He was the first great Rock Star! I remember being inspired by his playful childlike melodies and perhaps, this was an early influence on me. I never could have guessed that many years later I would be drawing on this influence to help me create the classical scores I compose for Music Audio Stories! When I think of all the hours I spent alone at school (I went to a boarding school) listening to his music, it was obviously time well spent. Isn't it funny how musicians can absorb music from so many different sources and reproduce it in a completely different way!


If you can, check out some of the other films the Royal Albert Hall are putting on. There's nothing more delightful than watching a great film with an amazing orchestra performing the music live!


Anna-Christina