New exhibition coincides with anniversary of singer\'s death
\"Amy was someone who was incredibly proud of her Jewish-London roots. Whereas other families would go to the seaside on a sunny day
, we\'d always go down to the East End,\" explains Amy Winehouse\'s brother Alex in the introductory text to a new exhibit coming to London\'s Jewish Museum. \"That was who we were, and what we were. We weren\'t religious, but we were traditional. I hope, in this most fitting of places, that the world gets to see the other side not just to Amy, but to our typical Jewish family.\"
The exhibition coincides with the anniversary of the singer\'s death on July 23, 2011, and runs until September 15 at the Jewish Museum\'s Camden Town location, following four themes: Judaism, family and home; Amy and London; Music; and Amy the Style Icon.
Through them, the exhibit explores the influence of Amy\'s glamorous grandmother, who once dated jazz club owner Ronnie Scott; an early appreciation of Ray Charles; and her connections to the London spots of Southgate and Camden; plus some of Amy\'s most recognisable outfits.