Celeste has been writing from an early age. Inspired by her mother's prolific lyrical output, Celeste started writing her own songs, as well as poems in her teen years. Celeste's writing took a more academic turn during her post-graduate studies and most recently Celeste has co-authored DayGlo: The Poly Styrene Story alongside Zoë Howe as well as a soon to be published novella; Dystopian Musings At the Dawning of the Age of Kali. Celeste continues to write songs and is working on a new book/ film project where she explores her early experiences growing up in the Hare Krishna movement. Celeste has also written articles for publications including Gal-Dem and the Fred Perry Magazine and has also worked as a copywriter writing promotional materials and a translator, editor and proof-reader for academic publications.
DAY GLO: THE POLY STYRENE STORY
28 Mar 2019 (U.K) 12 Sept 2019 (U.S)
Celeste Bell's first book was co-authored by Zoë Howe and published by Omnibus Press in March 2019.
Poly Styrene was many things: a pop star, a punk, a songwriter, a single mother, a woman of colour, a Hare Krishna convert and an artist, but she is best known as the singer of X-Ray Spex. For the first time ever Poly's daughter, Celeste Bell, and Zoe Howe are sharing Poly's creative work from her archives. Ranging from the flyers and early design drafts for X-Ray Spex, to her later visual art and lyrics, Dayglo is the definitive statement on Poly Styrene as an artist.
By Celeste Bell