Colin Bell was born in a Franciscan convent in Surrey but grew up in Sussex, UK – almost everything he’s done, he did for the first time in Brighton.
His latest novel, Blue Notes, Still Frames was published in January 2017 (Ward Wood Publishing).
His first novel, Stephen Dearsley’s Summer Of Love was published in October 2013 (Ward Wood Publishing) and long listed for the Polari Prize 2014. It is set in Brighton in 1967.
His poetry has been published in the UK (including Cinnamon Press and Soaring Penguin) and the USA (Musepie Press, The Blotter, Every Day Poets). He has been nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize. He has also published short stories (Ether Books) and children’s books (Novello).
He was a producer-director and then Executive Producer of music and arts programmes for Granada Television in Manchester and executive producer, EuroArts-Primetime. He’s made programmes for ITV, Channel Four and the BBC as well as for American, Japanese and German broadcasters.
He now lives in Lewes, Sussex where he also writes a daily blog – https://wolfiewolfgang.com. His new Brighton novel, Blue Notes, Still Frames will be published in 2016. He is now working on a third Brighton novel.
His television credits include the Granada arts documentary series, Celebration, the ITV series God Bless America, the Channel Four series, My Generation, the ITV documentary Curves, Contours and Body Horns, the BBC documentary Menuhin’s Children, the SDR documentary Szabo Meets Solti and the ITV documentary It Was Twenty Years Ago Today as well as international co-productions of opera galas from San Francisco and Covent Garden and the Tenth Anniversary Concert performance of Les Miserables from the Royal Albert Hall.
God Bless America
It was Twenty Years Ago Today
Celebration 15 – 25 Arts Festival
Curves, Contours and Body Horns
Szabo meets Solti
Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Gala
The Gold And Silver Gala
The Golden Gate Gala
STEPHEN DEARSLEY’S SUMMER OF LOVE
Colin Bell’s novel, Stephen Dearsley’s Summer Of Love, was published on 31 October 2013. It is the story of a young fogey living in Brighton in 1967 who has a lot to learn when the flowering hippie counter culture changes him and the world around him.
It is now available as a paperback or on Kindle (go to your region’s Amazon site for Kindle orders)
You can order the book from the publishers, Ward Wood Publishing:
Colin Bell’s second novel, Blue Notes, Still Frames, was published in January 2017 by Ward Wood Publishing. It begins with Joe Edevane, a Brighton street busker with surprizing powers who borrows a towel from well-heeled strangers, Alan and Rachel, for his Goth girlfriend, Victoria, and begins a chain of events that changes all of their lives.