This July marked 10 years since the death of Amy Winehouse at the age of just 27 – yet her story and lyrics still manage to touch millions around the globe.
Now you can celebrate the legacy of one of the great music artists of our time as London’s Design Museum launches the first major exhibition about her life, Amy: Beyond the Stage.
From Friday November 26, you’ll be able to relive her performances, eclectic style and explore her creative process, from concept to stage.
The Amy Winehouse exhibition will showcase personal items that have never been on display to the public before, such as her teenage notebooks and blue Daphne Fender Stratocaster guitar.
Fans will also be able to able to delve into Amy’s wardrobe and see outfits she wore for her performances, find out the musical inspiration for her albums Frank and Back to Black, and learn the story behind her iconic beehive.
From jazz to soul, hip hop to R&B, the Amy Winehouse exhibition is a tribute to Amy’s voice, authenticity and ability to cross genres by drawing on a rich range of music influences.
These included Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, The Ronettes, Salt-N-Pepa, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badhu, The Specials, Mark Ronson and more.
Amy fans can also step into a studio space inspired by Metropolis, where Back to Black was recorded, and enter an immersive experience based on her hit track Tears Dry On Their Own.
Naomi Parry, Amy’s friend and Special Advisor for the exhibition said: ‘I was determined to make an exhibition about Amy happen because I had seen first-hand how she became a global icon.
‘When I approached the museum to realise this ambition they immediately understood that looking at Amy through her creative legacy would create an unforgettable experience.
‘Often the portrayal of Amy is focused on the negative aspects of her life, while this exhibition will take visitors through all that she achieved and highlight the incredible mark that she left on the lives of her fans all around the world.’
The Amy Winehouse exhibition has been organised in collaboration with the singer’s family and estate, and royalties will go to The Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Booking is essential. It’s a must-see for any Amy Winehouse fan.
Amy: Beyond the Stage opens on Friday 26 November 2021 at the Design Museum in Kensington High Street
Tickets start from £14.50 for an adult
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