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Amy’s legacy set in stone, as she is honoured by the Music Walk of Fame

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A photo of Amy Winehouse’s stone on The Music Walk of Fame, Camden, London UK.
Amy’s stone in Camden, London.

On Wednesday March 4th, 2020, Amy Winehouse and her legacy was celebrated by family, friends and fans as part of Camden’s ‘Music Walk of Fame’. And now, just a few short steps from Camden Town tube station, a new memorial stone bears Amy’s name.

The day was a wonderful reminder of Amy’s sublime talent, her music, and of course the legacy she leaves with the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

Speakers at the event included the musician and film-maker Don Letts, founder member of Culture Club, Jon Moss, guitarist from The Specials, Lynval Golding, and grime artist and television star Big Narstie. Each spoke with heart about how synonymous Amy is with the London Borough of Camden, how much she is missed, and how much her music has endured.

And a major part of the day’s celebrations focused on the work of the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Our trustee and former mayor of Camden, Councillor Jonathan Simpson, spoke of his pride at being involved with our charity – and drew particular attention to the work we do with vulnerable young women, and the vital support given by our brilliant team at Amy’s Place.

But perhaps the most memorable quotes of the day came from Amy’s family. Her father Mitch and mother Janis expressed their delight at how many of Amy’s fans had travelled to be part of the event, and at how great it was to know that she means so much to people.

Photo of Janis and Mitch Winehouse at the Music Walk of Fame event in Camden, London UK.
Janis and Mitch Winehouse speak at the event.

 

”Now this is a big honour,” Janis told reporters. “It’s for everyone – but Amy, god bless you.”

“This is a wonderful honour to be bestowed on our darling girl”, Mitch added. “It’s another reminder that she’s no longer with us physically, but she’s certainly with us spiritually.”

Both also spoke about the work being done in Amy’s name. “When Amy died, we could have pulled the duvet up and tried to hide away”, said Mitch. “But we didn’t. I know that Amy wanted us to create something positive. And we have with the Amy Winehouse Foundation. It is doing so much good for young people in this country and abroad, and I am certain that Amy would be extremely proud of it”.

Four pupils from Camden’s Haverstock School sing at the event.
Pupils from Camden’s Haverstock School.

After the unveiling, which included a wonderful tribute by pupils from Camden’s Haverstock school, the celebrations moved to a venue in Camden Stables – where two graduates of our Amy’s Yard scheme performed to the assembled crowd. Tasha Dean and Porsha Chanelle both sang beautiful tributes to Amy and her music, receiving rapturous applause. “The Foundation did so much for me”, said Tasha. “I’m very grateful to be here, singing for you”.

Photo of Tasha Dean, a young woman helped by the Amy Winehouse Foundation, singing at the event.
Amy’s Yard graduate Tasha Dean.

 

“It was a wonderful day, and a wonderful tribute to our much missed Amy”, said Jane Winehouse. “We are extremely proud of the work we do in her memory, and would like to thank everyone who supports us. Without you, we wouldn’t have come this far. And it’s with your help that we’ll go even further, helping so many vulnerable young people to achieve their potential in life”.

Amy’s Yard graduate Porsha Chanellle.

Amy’s Yard Live

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We are so happy to have started our new residency taking place on the second Sunday of each month throughout the Summer at BOHO in Camden.

 

Amy’s Yard Live is a new monthly night at BOHO where Amy’s Yard artist and friends will take to the stage to share an eclectic mix of sounds and styles, showcasing some of the fantastic talent who have graduated from our music programme, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

 

So far the events have been a huge success, and each of our artists have impressed audiences with their individual styles and sounds. The atmosphere has been full of love and support as always, and we are so happy to be able to share this with our friends, family and supporters.

 

 

Beat launches brand new website, thanks to our support

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The UK’s leading charity supporting people with eating disorders, is now better placed to provide information and advice thanks to support from the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

Launched to coincide with Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Beat’s brand new website is now able to offer excellent interactive help and support people and families battling anorexia nervosa, bulimia and other related mental health issues.

Sufferers and their families looking for help will be able to access the site by smart phone or tablet, use message boards, take part in live chats and online support groups and search for local support services. This will deliver the charity’s core services 24/7 in a much more interactive way.

What’s more, b-eat.co.uk will also appeal particularly to teens and young adults – a demographic of particular concern to us at the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Amy herself battled with an eating disorder and so her family felt strongly that the work done by Beat was something they would like to support.

In fact, a brand new report from Beat (which shows that eating disorders ‘most frequently become apparent when people are in compulsory education’ and are under 16) chimes with the Amy Winehouse Foundation’s own experiences when delivering its Resilience Programme For Schools across the UK. And like Beat’s own report finds, the Amy Winehouse Foundation believes that the earliest possible interventions are the most effective when it comes to addressing a problem in someone’s life. That’s why this new website – which can quickly reach out to more people, with the most timely information and advice – is such an important tool.

New Pegasus Merchandise

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We’re really excited to launch our brand new range of merchandise in collaboration with the street artist Pegasus.
Pegasus has been a keen supporter of the foundations work since 2013 and we are so excited to finally be working with him on a range of merchandise, with all proceeds coming to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
On our online shop we are selling packs of 5 Pegasus postcards, each with a different Amy image.
Please purchase here: http://shop.amywinehousefoundation.org/product/postcard-pack-by-pegasus
AWF T-Shirts By Harry Pseftoudis - 23.07.2015     AWF T-Shirts By Harry Pseftoudis - 23.07.2015
You can also order Pegasus T-shirts and vests- these come in mens and Womens and you can either order a dark grey T-shirt, or a white vest all featuring Pegasus’ “Union jack Amy” artwork.
Please purchase here: https://amywinehousefoundation.pressup.io/pegasus

 

AWF Album “Amy’s Yard The Sessions: Volume 1”

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We are proud to announce the release of our very first Amy Winehouse Foundation album ‘Amy’s Yard The Sessions: Volume 1’ in  partnership with Island Records. This album features original tracks from some of the super talented young artists who have completed  our Amy’s Yard programme.
Here is the full Track Listing;
1. Early Bird – Jhordan Romaine Ft Posy Sterling
2. Spotlight – La Braya
3. Turn It Up – Mainee Montana Ft Porsha Chanelle
4. Tick Tock – Zodiac
5. I Owe You 1 – Porsha Chanelle
6. Warning – Posy Sterling
7. Wake Before I Die – Benofficial Ft Zodiac
8. Hang – Irini Mando
9. Out to the AM – Lalya Pars Ft Mainee Montana & Benofficial
10. Make the Most of It – Johnny G Ft Natalie B
Three lucky pairs of winners will also be able to join us for the album launch at a venue in Camden on Tuesday 22nd September! If you share this post via Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #AmysYardTheSessions then we will enter you into a draw and you could be joining the artists on our very special evening.
Good luck!