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THE CREATIVE LIFE OF POLY STYRENE

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Two special works focusing on late X-Ray Spex star Poly Styrene: a book, Dayglo: The Creative Life Of Poly Styrene (working title, Omnibus) and also a documentary film, titled Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché, are currently in production. In conversation with John Robb, writer, musician and close friend of Poly, are CELESTE BELL, Poly’s daughter, and writer ZOE HOWE, both of whom are collaborating on the projects.

Beyond the songs, the look (incorporating the most famous braces in rock) and that warrior-cry voice, Poly Styrene's fascinating and sometimes frightening story - incorporating struggles with misogyny, racism and mental health issues - has remained largely untold until now. In both book and film, the jigsaw pieces of Poly’s life will be brought together for the first time. Combining original interviews, new research and previously unseen archive materials - and underscored with Poly’s music from throughout her career - these two projects celebrate one of punk’s most uncompromising mavericks.Both the film, directed by Paul Sng (Sleaford Mods: Invisible Britain; Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle), and the book (published by Omnibus Press) will be released in November 2018, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of seminal X-Ray Spex album Germ-Free Adolescents.

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