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5. The Amy Winehouse exhibition opened yesterday

The shrine in Camden Square, July 2011. Photograph: Stephen Emms
The shrine in Camden Square, July 2011. Photograph: Stephen Emms

Running until Sept 15, Camden Town’s Jewish Museum is staging an original exhibition about Amy Winehouse, co-curated with her brother Alex and sister-in-law Riva. “It is an intimate and moving show about a much loved sister,” they say.

The family have given the Jewish Museum unprecedented access to Amy’s personal belongings that celebrate her passion for music, fashion, suduko, Snoopy, London and her family.

The exhibition will show many unseen photographs of Amy’s family life – Friday night dinners, Alex’s Barmitzvah and vintage photographs of their beloved grandmother Cynthia. There will also be possessions from her Camden Square home, such as a vintage bar.

It’s set to be open late night on Thursdays, until 9pm, perfect to pop to after work – before a drink in honour, perhaps, at the Hawley Arms. 129 Albert Street, Closed Saturdays.

Next: swimming the channel for a good cause


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  • redsupertedEd

    What about a Starbucks?

  • Toby

    Is a multi-media arts space like an arthouse cinema only trendier?

    • Kentishtowner

      Ha. No, probably less trendy and more inclusive for the whole community as it can be a gallery, educational space, studios, theatre, cinema etc by turn