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Bye Bye Baby to be screened in Soho

Short film is based on the work of Pete Haynes, one of London's best underground writers

27 April, 2018 — By The Xtra Diary

Pete Haynes

PETE Haynes is a writer whose work deserves to be celebrated. His novels cover topics that are not always the regular beats of the literati, and he draws on a life experience that makes his prose crisp, to the point, always intriguing and above all truthful.

Among his tomes is Malayan Swing, a ground-breaking portrayal of life for one man living in the system of “community care” – and what that really means.

His most recent novel, The Offender’s Nemesis, has a horrible dystopian realism about it: set in the future, it is a vicious attack on a culture that holds celebrity in higher esteem than simple humanity.

His works are powerful and approachable and so it is with some excitement that Diary notes next Thursday a short film based on his work, Bye Bye Baby, is being shown at the Soho screening room 01 Zero One. It’s bound to be moving and thought-provoking from one of London’s best underground writers.

You don’t need tickets in advance and it’s free to get in, so see you there.

Bye Bye Baby, by Pete Haynes, is being shown on Thursday May 3 at 01 Zero One Hopkins Street, W1F 0HS, from 7pm.


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