“We’d love it if you could help us celebrate Amy’s birthday. Together, we can change the lives of so many disadvantaged young people for the better.”
– Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father
Saturday, September 14 marks what should have been Amy Winehouse’s thirtieth birthday. Though she died far too young at just the beginning of her twenty-seventh year, her creative legacy has left a lasting impression on art lovers around the world. Here at Paperblanks® we’ve never been shy about the influence Amy’s art and music have had on us, and we are proud to offer an Amy Winehouse “Tears Dry” Embellished Manuscript journal that benefits the Amy Winehouse Foundation. So, on Amy’s birthday weekend, we would like to take the opportunity to spread the word about the ways the Foundation, which works with young people struggling with addiction and mental health issues, is commemorating the legendary singer.
Amy’s hometown of Camden, England is the place to be this weekend for all the festivities celebrating her thirtieth birthday. A taste of the weekend’s events includes the exhibition Amy Winehouse: For You I Was A Flame at the Proud Art Gallery featuring photographs of the singer along with paintings, sketches and graffiti art both donated and of her own collection. There will also be an event called “Friday I’m In Love” at The Purple Turtle, featuring Joe Snow and David McAlmont. Check out the full list of festivities by clicking on the calendar below.
Can’t make it to Camden for the weekend? You can still help the Amy Winehouse Foundation raise money to benefit young people in need by celebrating your love for music in your own city. Suggestions from the Foundation include holding a karaoke night of Amy’s songs or planning a makeup and pamper party for you and your friends. However you decide to enjoy Amy’s music and celebrate her legacy, let the Foundation know about your event and they’ll help you spread the word. You can also join the celebrations on the Amy Winehouse Foundation Facebook page, by following @AmysFoundation on Twitter and by using the hashtag #Amys30s.