Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story

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The life of X-Ray Spex singer, Poly Styrene told by her daughter, Celeste Bell and music author, Zoë Howe

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Singer, writer and film producer, Celeste Bell wanted to remind us how influential and talented her mother (X-Ray Spex's lead singer Poly Styrene) was and thought writing a memoir/biography would be the best way.After meeting author, Zoë Howe she knew she had the perfect partner to undertake the task. The book, 'Dayglo' was published earlier this year and a documentary film, 'I am a Cliché' (produced by Celeste) is due for release soon.

Writer, artist and musician Zoë Howe was one of the last people to interview Poly Styrene as she promoted her final album Generation Indigo in 2011, and she previously worked with X-Ray Spex on their reunion show at the Roundhouse in 2008. Zoë is the author of eleven acclaimed books, including Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams & Rumours, Typical Girls? The Story Of The Slits, Wilko Johnson: Looking Back At Me, Barbed Wire Kisses: The Jesus and Mary Chain Story, the Virginia Prize-shortlisted Shine On, Marquee Moon and Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story, co-authored with Poly’s daughter Celeste Bell. Zoë also worked with Bell and director Paul Sng on Poly Styrene documentary I Am A Cliché (release TBC). Over the past ten years, Howe has severally contributed, presented and co-produced music-related programming on Soho Radio, Resonance FM, BBC Radio 2 and 6Music amongst others, and has appeared as a talking head on Sky Arts, E4, Channel 4. Musically, Zoë has worked with Viv Albertine, Mick Jones, Steve Beresford, Charli XCX, Kelly Osbourne, Anne Pigalle, Helen McCookeryBook, The Plan and others.

Zoë will be joining Celeste to talk about the music of X-Ray Spex and the huge impact both musically and culturally, that lead singer Poly Styrene had.

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