Amy Winehouse’s parents mark her 30th birthday with a month of events
If it weren’t for her untimely death from alcohol poisoning at the age of 27, Amy Winehouse would have turned the big 3-0 this past Saturday.
In honour of their famous daughter’s birthday, her parents have launched a month-long series of celebration events entitled #Amys30, in the tattooed star’s hometown, Camden, UK. All money raised will go towards the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity set up by her family following her tragic passing in 2011.
Last Friday’s fundraiser gig featured performances from a range of stars who sang in tribute to the ‘Back to Black’ hitmaker. Among the list of performers were Mica Paris, David McAlmont and Mutya Buena. In addition, there were guest performances from newsreader Jon Snow and talented 17-year-old singer Dionne Bromfield, who said she still feels a “close connection” to her late godmother.
Other events to mark the poignant occasion include an ‘Amy Winehouse: For You I Was A Flame‘ exhibition featuring paintings and photographs of the star, a pop-up shop selling limited edition merchandise and an ‘Amy Walking Tour of Camden.’
Several local pubs which Winehouse frequented are also hosting charity nights throughout September, with a number of restaurants offering dishes inspired by the star to boost funds for the foundation.
— Leslie Yu