DIDE SIEMMOND

'Everything passes away – suffering, pain, blood, hunger, pestilence. The sword will pass away too, but the stars will still remain when the shadows of our presence and our deeds have vanished from the earth ... why, then, will we not turn our eyes towards the stars?' - Mikhail Bulgakov

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British writer, composer and artist, Dide Siemmond has written seven books, two theatre plays and composed music, sometimes using a composition technique she invented herself. She has been described so: 'Dide has stood apart, as an individual capable of shifting literally trends and genres, with the ability to create new profound content, which could be pertinent to audiences the world over’ - Ashai Nicholas, Diversity Manager, Arts Council England. She also creates visual art, ranging from pure forms to hybrids.

Some life experiences after studying at the University of Cambridge, London’s Royal College of Music JD and Switzerland’s Lausanne Conservatoire of Music include learning six languages to varying degrees, living around the world, such as France, Germany, Turkey, India, Japan and South America, and working as a translator, editor, abstract writer, English teacher, journalist, singing teacher, piano teacher and violin teacher. She currently tends to earn through translating and editing.