Chavos Ball

Annual Chavos Ball to be held at the Queens Hotel Leeds.

This is the 3rd time Anna has hosted this ball and every year it just gets better.

Further information on Anna\'s Author McKann Facebook fan page.


Hampstead Parochial CE Primary

Anna is visiting Hampstead Parochial CE Primary School to continue Chavosing after previous visits.


The Mexican Embassy, London

Anna is attending a charity dinner at the residence of the Mexican Ambassador, in London.


New York Book Fair

Anna is attending BEA - BookExpo, the New York Book Fair - the leading North American publishing event.

To Anna\'s delight the Market Focus this year is Mexico.


Spanish School Visits

Anna is visiting various schools on the Costa del Sol. More information to be released soon.


London Schools Week

Details will be released soon.


Bristol Schools Week.

Anna will be visiting several schools in the Bristol area. Further details shortly.


Lord Mayor Ball

Anna is attending the Leeds Lord Mayor\'s Annual Ball.


Grassington

Anna is visiting Grassingto C of E Primary School.


Burnsall

Anna is visiting Burnsall V A Primary School.


Masham

Anna is visiting Year 5 & 6 at Masham C of E Primary School.


North Yorkshire Schools Week

Anna will be visiting  schools. Further information to follow.


Hampstead school visit

Anna is visiting Hampstead Parochial CE Primary School to continue Chavosing after meeting the kids at Lupita earlier in the week.


Lupita UK

Anna will be visiting the fabulous Mexican restaurant, Lupita East at Shoreditch London. The owners have planned an exciting day of events with children from Hampstead Parochial CE Primary School.

 


Book Launch

Anna is attending the launch of The Inquistor\'s Diary by Jeffrey Lewis at Belgravia Books, London.


London Schools Week

Further information to be released soon.


Bridge Street Pentecostal

Anna will be returning to talk to the ladies group at Bridge Street about her forthcoming book and future planned visits to Mexico City.


Mother\'s Union Batley

Anna will be speaking at the Mother\'s Union meeting St John\'s Church Batley Carr.


Knaresborough

Anna is visiting children at St John\'s Primary School Knaresborough.


Celebration

Anna is hosting an evening in Yorkshire to celebrate 25 years in business.- Rainbow Childcare Yorks Ltd.


Lord Mayor

Anna is attending a function with the Lord Mayor of Wakefield.


SWRJ Lunch

Anna is attending the Society of Women Writers & Journalist Christmas lunch in London


Lupita East Launch

Anna is attending the official launch and opening of Lupita East, a mexican restaurant in London.


The Mexican Embassy

Anna is attending  an evening with – The Ambassadors at the Mexican Embassy in London.

 


Yorkshire Awards

Anna is attending a dinner at the Hilton Hotel, Leeds for the Yorkshire Awards ceremony.


Batley, Yorkshire

Anna is speaking at a Mother\'s Union meeting at St John\'s Church, Carling How. Batley.


Bridge Street Leeds

Anna will be guest speaker at a meeting on Monday afternoon at Bridge Street Pentecostal Church, Leeds.


Chavos Ball

Anna is hosting the 2nd Annual Chavos Ball at the Queens Hotel, Leeds.


Lupita UK

Anna is visiting Lupita Mexican Cuisine, Villiers Street London.


London School Visit

Anna is visiting St Albans Primary School, Holbon, London


Mexico City

Anna is in Mexico and you can keep up with her activities on the Chavos Blog.


Mexico City

Anna leaves for Mexico City for a 2 week visit. She said she will try and blog every day.


Eritrea

Anna is visiting the Eritrea Christian Orthodox Church in Leeds and will be meeting about 90 children. She will be handing out books and is looking forward to hearing the children sing. She said,\' I heard them a couple of weeks ago and they were amazing.\'


London School Visit

Anna is visiting St Albans Primary School, Holbon, London


London School Visit

Anna is visiting The Academy School, London NW3.


London Book Fair

Anna has meetings at the London Book Fair.


London Book Fair

Anna is visiting the London Book Fair.


Leeds Civic Reception

Anna is the guest of the Lord Mayor of Leeds as he hosts a Civic Reception for a Mexican Delegation to the UK.


London Gala Dinner

Anna is attending a Gala Dinner in London, hosted by the Mexican Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora, as part of the Mexico Week delegation.


London school visit

Anna is visiting St Stephens Primary School, London W2


London school visit

Anna is visiting St Mathews C of E School. London. SW1.


London school visit

Anna is visiting St Peter\'s Primary School. London SW1.


London school visit

Anna is visiting St Mary of the Angels, Catholic Primary School. London W2.


Speaking engagement

Anna is giving a brief overview of her vision for the Chavos Brand and to raise money for street children on behalf of RCC International at St Aidan\'s Church, Roundhay Road, Leeds.


School visit

Anna is visiting Westminster Cathedral RC Primary School, Pimlico. SW1


London school visit

Anna is visiting All Souls Church of England School, Foley Street London. W1


London school visit

Anna is visiting George Elliott Primary School, St Johns Wood London. NW8


School Visit

 

Anna is visiting St Albans C of E Primary School in Holborn, East London.


Embassy Visit

 

Anna is attending a function at the Mexican Ambassador\'s residence tonight with other guests from the British Mexican Society. In attendance will be the Mexican Ambassador, His Excellency Eduardo Medina-Mora and the British Ambassador to Mexico Mrs Judith Anne MacGregor.


London schools week

Anna visiting various London schools.


Chavos Ball

 

Chavos Ball 29th October 2011

 

This is going to be a prestigious black tie ball, which whilst raising money for street kids in the UK and overseas will certainly be a night to remember. The venue, The Queens Hotel in Leeds is also offering reduced room rates for those attending the ball who wish to stay over. So girls, now we have the insentive to shed those extra pounds and get into that ball gown.

Contact [email protected] if you haven\'t purchased your tickets yet. If you need more information go to my facebook fan page.

Luv & Stuff

Anna


School visit

Anna is visiting St Pauls Junior & Infant School. Alverthorpe. Wakefield.


Harrogate Ladies College

Anna is visiting Harrogate Ladies College and working with girls in year 7 & 8. Later in the evening she will read a short extract from Chavos 2- soon to be published- and the scene is based on a Mexican girl being sent to a boarding school in North Yorkshire. Interesting!


School visit

Anna will be speaking to year 5 & 6 pupils at English Martyrs Primary School, Wakefield.

 

 


School visit

Anna will be visiting children in year 5 & 6 at Lawfield Primary School, Wakefield. She will be talking about creative writing and the inspiration behind the Chavos Brand.


Children\'s Book Week

School visits


WYPA

Anna is meeting with pupils at the West Yorkshire School of Performing Arts, to discuss routines, as they will be dancing at the Chavos Ball in Leeds on the 29th October.


Ossett Rotary Club

Anna has been invited to lunch at Ossett Rotary club and afterwards will be speaking about her inspiration for the Chavos Brand.


London Riots

Police stretched beyond belief!

I have just returned from a few days in London and was I glad when that train pulled out of Kings Cross. An uneasy feeling followed my London cab as I crossed the city listening to the news. My heart goes out to those people who live in these troubled areas. How frightening this must be. On a practical level, we most certainly are not doing enough. This situation is escalating beyond belief and will continue to do so unless we toughen up. Are we going to allow these youths to destroy our cities and endanger lives? Clearly-to date-YES.

Too much talking and not enough action. Order should have been maintained much sooner than this, and personally I would have brought in the water canons hours ago. And there\'s plenty of the great British public who agree with me! These kids clearly believe they can get away with this disgraceful behaviour and whilst ever they can, they will.

More robust action from the police is needed immediately. Put fear into these youths before their fearful behaviour compounds the destruction and leads to greater loss of life. A curfew, a military precence. Who are these fools...mentioning no names...on BBC News this morning who seem to think we should talk and look at the underlying problems. Think it\'s too late for that now. Regain order first, then talk please.

 

Anna


London

Anna in London for a few days, meeting lots of interesting and exciting people.

She is building a team for future projects.


Harrogate Ladies College

Speech Day.


Harrogate Ladies College

 

Looking forward to visiting Harrogate Ladies College again. It\'s Sports Day. Only spectating. I hope!


School visit

 

Anna will be spending the day with pupils at St Austin\'s Catholic School, Wakefield.

She will be doing creative writing workshops and generally Chavosing!


School visit

Anna will be visiting Cawthorne C of E School, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.


School visit

 

Redhill Primary School, Castleford.

Anna is looking forward to returning to this school. "Brilliant teaching staff," she said.

 

 


School Visit

Anna will be visiting Ashlands Primary School, Ilkley, North Yorkshire.


Anna in Bologna

Anna will be attending the world children\'s book fair in Bologna.


Anna School Visit

Anna will be visiting Kirkhamgate Junior and Infant School, Wakefield


Book store visit

Anna is visiting a book store in Murcia, Spain.


UCB Radio Interview

Just finished a fantastic chat on UCB UK  radio. Talked about my vision for the Chavos brand and of course the plight of the world\'s street children.

UCB themselves have gone from strength to strength, starting from humble beginnings, broadcasting from a tiny room in a borrowed flat with little or no rescources.

Well folks, Bannantyne started selling ice cream from one small van....I rest my case!

Chavos, came to life as the result of a humanitarian visit in 2003 to Mexico City. The future looks exciting. With so many books planned and a stage production under discussion for 2013, we can ask ourselves. What next?

If you have a dream. If you have a vision. Don\'t give up! 

Especially you kids. Work hard at school, train, rehearse and practice.

Mums & Dads, don\'t give in. Only you can do what you were born to do. Let\'s see what we can all achieve. Remember, it\'s better to look back on your life and have tried and failed; than to have never tried at all. Don\'t look back with regrets and wonder, what if?

Keep Chavosing

Anna x


Anna on the radio

Anna will be interviewed on UCB radio about her vision for the Chavos brand and spend the day visiting the studio.


School Visit

Anna will be visiting St WIlfrids Catholic Primary School, Ripon, North Yorks.


School Visit

Anna is looking forward to visiting her old school, Royston C of E Primary School, Barnsley.


School Visit

Anna is visiting Summer Lane Primary School, Barnsley.


School Visit

Horsforth New Laithes Junior School, Horsforth.


Scbwi

Anna is on a writing retreat with buddies from the Society of Children\'s Book Writers and Illustrators.


School Visit

Anna is visiting Ashville College Senior School, Harrogate in the morning, and spending the evening with borders at Harrogate Ladies College.


Sharon House

 

In the office today, sorting out mounds of paperwork, letters, junk mail and bills! Would rather be writing or visiting schools, but only me can sort out my desk. Only me dare!

OK. So went to two great schools earlier this week. Lovely kids, and the teachers not bad too. Ha! Ha! Keep chavosing kids and hope you enjoy your reading. Stay in touch. Message me when you have read the book.

Luv & stuff Anna x


Anna school visit

Anna will be visiting St Benedicts Catholic Primarys School, Garforth


School Visit

Anna will be visiting St Mary\'s Catholic Primary, Horsforth.


World Book Day

World Book Day is looming up. Hope you kids are reading. Uhm!

Let\'s see if I can get you thinking creatively. There is a book in all of us you know.

Maybe I will be in your school soon.

Luv & stuff

Anna x


Anna visiting Askern Spa Junior School

Anna will be visiting Askern Spa Junior school and working with pupils in year 6.

Her  main focus will be on crative writing and her inspiration behind writing a novel.


Anna Visits Mexico


Anna Jets off to Mexico


Salendine Nook High School

Anna will be holding a creative writing worshops for the school pupils

Huddersfield


Beech School Huddersfield

Anna will beholding creative writing worshops


Highfield School

Anna will be holding Sessions with children from Highfield School

 

Derbyshire


C Carr CofE Primary

Anna will be holding creative writing workshops

 

Derbyshire


Kirkheaton Primary

Anna will be speaking to puils at Kirkheaton Primary School

Huddersfield


Birkby Junior School

Anna will be talking to children from Birkby Junior School

Huddersfield


Tansley primary School

Anna will be talking to pupils at Tansley Primary School

Derbyshire


Huddersfield Grammer school

Anna is holding creative writing workshops for pupils at Huddersfield Grammer School.


Signing session at The Christian Bookshop, Huddersfield

Anna will be holding a signing session, and will be available to answer questions.

We invite you to come and join us for a fun time, with activities to play and prizes to be won.

She will be instore between 11am and 3pm on Saturday 9th May 2009.

 

The Christian Bookshop

17 Byram Street,

Huddersfield,

HD1 1DR.


Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College

Anna will be in Buttershaw holding creative writing workshops.

 

Bradford


Anna Mckann in Wesley Owen, Leeds

 

On Saturday the 4th of April Anna Mckann will be In Wesley Owen book store, Leeds.

She will be reading extracts from her novel and picture books.

Why not come along and join us for a fun filled day, with activities to play and competitions to be won!

Anna will be instore between 10am and 4pm.


Bradford Christian School visit


Anna Visit Harrogate Ladies College


Standbridge School visit

 

Standbrgidge Primary School
Wakefield


Drighlington School visit

 

Driglington Primary School Visit.
Bradford.


Wakefield Tutorial School

Wakefield Tutorial School

Leeds.

Approx 35 Children.

 


Athersley South Primary School

Athersley South Primary School

Barnsley.

 

 


Horsforth Newlaithes

Horsforth New laithes

Leeds


The Mount

The Mount
Huddersfield.
Approx 15 children.


Hill House St Marys School

Hill House St Marys School

Doncaster.

Years 7-8.

Approx 90 children.

 

 


Sunnyhill House School

Sunnyhill House School

Wakefield.

Approx 40 Children.

 


Bradford Library

Library to invite local schools to do workshops with Anna.


Five Lanes Primary School

Five Lanes Primary School
Leeds.
Approx 100 children.


St John the Baptist C of E Primary

St John the Baptist C of E Primary
Dodworth
Barnsley.
Approx 50 children.


St Martins, Ampleforth College

St Martins, Ampleforth College.
York.
Years 5-8.
Approx 250 children.


Bilton Grange

Bilton Grange School

Harrogate


Hill Top Primary School

Hill Top Primary School

Wakefield

Approx 60 children


Farsley Farfield primary School

Farsley Farfield primary School

Leeds.

Approx 90 children.

 


Ashville College

Ashville College

Harrogate


Hilltop Primary School

Hilltop Primary School

Wakefield.

Approx 60 children.

 

 

 


Anna Promotional Tour

July 24th – August 8th

Anna Promotional Tour in Andalucia, Spain.

 

 


Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Barnsley.

Approx 50 children.

 

 


Colton Primary School

Colton Primary School
Leeds.
Years 5-6.
Approx 60 children.


Gildersome Primary School.

Gildersome Primary School.
Leeds.
Approx 50 children.


Alne Primary School,

Alne Primary School,

North Yorkshire.

Approx 50 children.

 

 

 


Summer Lane Primary School

Summer Lane Primary School

Barnsley.

Years 4-6

 

 

 


Badsworth C of E School

Badsworth C of E School
Pontefract.
Approx 100 children.


Ebor Garden School

Ebor Garden School

Leeds.

Approx 50 Children.

 


Streethouse J & I School

Streethouse J & I School

Pontefract.

Approx 50 Children.

 

 

 


Churwell Primary School

Churwell Primary School

Leeds.

Approx 280 children.

 

 

 


Yeadon Westfield School

Yeadon Westfield School,

Leeds.

Approx 120 children

 

.

 


St Malachy’s Catholic School

St Malachy’s Catholic School,

Halifax.


Cottingley Primary School

Cottingley Primary School,

Leeds.

Approx 60 children.

 

 

 


Bramley Primary school

Bramley Primary school,

Leeds.

Approx 70 children.

 

 

 


Tregelles. The Mount School

Tregelles. The Mount School
York
Yrs 3-6.
Approx 70 children.