Juliet Simmons
Juliet Simmons is the founder of Piece of Cake, a consultancy that creates and curates arts events and marketing campaigns for not for profits and those in the creative industries. www.pieceofcake.tv

Entries by Juliet Simmons

Why a UK Jewish Book Prize Matters

(0) Comments | Posted 15 March 2016 | (00:08)

On Monday evening the winner of the 2016 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize was announced amidst bagels and chatter in the Marlborough Contemporary Gallery in London. This is a prize that recognises books of Jewish interest to the general reader and potentially opens people's eyes to literature that they would...

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Glove Love - Turning Facebook Likes and Amazon Wishes Into Real Life Love

(1) Comments | Posted 7 January 2016 | (23:00)

On Sunday afternoon I volunteered at a drop in centre for destitute asylum seekers in North London. I go every month and help outside. It was raining, I was cold and wet but was lucky enough to have gloves and a hat. The asylum seekers were not so lucky. On...

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Why Facebook Friends Matter

(0) Comments | Posted 17 April 2015 | (15:20)

It takes me less than five minutes to write a Facebook status update - I think about it, I write it, I post it. Sometimes I change it and then I leave it. Sometimes people comment on what I write, sometimes they don't. Flowers and sunsets are generally a hit....

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Fifteen Years

(1) Comments | Posted 5 November 2014 | (16:41)

"I've been waiting 15 years. What kind of life is that?"

That's just part of a conversation that I had with an asylum seeker earlier this week. What made him come to the UK in the first place I asked? Could he ever contemplate going back? No, not back but...

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Old and Wise...and Beautiful

(0) Comments | Posted 7 April 2014 | (13:17)

What is age - often it's little more than a number. You can be old and young at heart or young and staid. As the beautiful women in my life have shown me, age doesn't define whether someone is smart, beautiful, interesting or worth spending time with. Aldous Huxley put...

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

(0) Comments | Posted 4 December 2012 | (22:45)

I've lived through a lot of winters but I don't remember it being quite as dark quite as it is this year. As I get older it feels like there is more black and white, less grey, in the way that people look at world. That sense is heightened for...

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We Are Family

(0) Comments | Posted 7 November 2012 | (17:57)

Five months ago I crossed the street in New York City, tripped up and broke my foot. My life changed in a minute. Not forever, not in a way that couldn't be mended but it changed. As I tripped up and in the days that followed I consciously stopped myself...

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Mistaken Identity

(2) Comments | Posted 11 October 2012 | (00:00)

Art has the power to move us. It can make us laugh and bring us to tears. As someone once said with great power comes great responsibility and when you're creating work that often means trying to understand and challenge your audience and imagine how they'll feel when faced with...

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The Bible and the 21st Century Gal

(0) Comments | Posted 21 February 2012 | (11:40)

The bible. Not easy to relate to these days. I mean, what does the 21st century woman have in common with the women who appear in the bible? Eve, Esther, Delilah - what do they know about the pressures of trying to juggle running your own business with having a...

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