Amy Winehouse to be celebrated in Jewish Museum exhibition

Late singer's life and career will be marked by street-art trail around where she lived in Camden, north London


The life of the singer Amy Winehouse is to be celebrated with an exhibition and street art trail in London from next month.

Organised by the Jewish Museum, the exhibition and trail will take place in Camden Town, where Winehouse lived, exploring the Jewish history of her family.

The exhibition will include photos of family Friday night Shabbat dinners and Winehouse in the uniform of the Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade, as well as a description of her great-great-grandfather’s arrival in London from Minsk in 1890 and his descendants’ trajectory from the East End to north London.

The trail will take visitors on a tour around Winehouse-themed street art, past her house in Camden Square and other landmarks, to a new installation by the street artist Pegasus.

Winehouse made two critically acclaimed albums, Frank and Back to Back, but struggled to cope with media interest in her private life and battled with drink and drugs.

She died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.

The exhibition runs from March 16 to September 24 at the Jewish Museum in Camden. The street art trail will be available from March 15 until June 4.  

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