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Celeste Bell

Celeste Bell spent much of her childhood living on a Hare Krishna farm in the Hertfordshire countryside with her mother, who converted to the religion in the 1980s. Celeste made the decision to leave the movement at a young age and went to live with her grandmother in Brixton, South London. After completing her degree in English and History from Queen Mary College, Celeste settled in Madrid where she formed her own ska-punk band, Debutant Disco/The Tabloid Queens. After finishing a master’s degree in Political Philosophy from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Celeste returned to London to work alongside writer Zoe Howe Day Glo: The Creative Life of Poly Styrene. Celeste and Zoe then went on to join forces with director Paul Sng making a documentary film to accompany the book, Poly Styrene: I am a clichè. Apart from managing her mothers artistic estate, Celeste also works as a part time lecturer in English. Celeste is currently developing a documentary film and book about her experiences in the Hare Krishna movement, with the working title of Mr Gorbarchev and The Krishna Kids.

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