A life-size bronze statue could go on display near he singer's north London home
A life-size bronze statue of Amy Winehouse could go on display at the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.
Amy’s parents are currently in talks with the north London venue, which was where the singer last performed in public with her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield shortly before her death in July last year. The proposed memorial would be placed on the first-floor balcony of the venue.
Her father Mitch Winehouse told the Camden New Journal that discussions are still in early stages:
It wouldn’t go up till at least 2013, but for those who loved Amy’s music and all those who knew her around Camden, it’ll be something very special to remember her by.
He added: “It will be bronze, lifesize, and on the first-floor balcony next to the Roundhouse bar…What we’d like to have is Amy leaning over the balcony and looking, and perhaps pointing, towards Camden Town from Chalk Farm Road.
Mitch Winehouse also spoke about the family’s failed attempt to have a bench placed in her memory outside her home in Camden, north London: “We wanted to have a bench in her memory outside her house in Camden Square, but there are so many hoops you have to jump through to do that, planning permission for one,” he said.
Amy’s house was recently put up for sale by her family for £2.7m. The street outside the three-bedroom house in Camden was turned into a shrine for the late singer after her death.
Her relatives have said they placed the house on the market as it would be inappropriate for any of them to move into it. There had been suggestions that the property could be used as the headquarters for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity set up in the singer’s memory that will fund causes close to the her heart, including a new performing arts scholarship to Sylvia Young Theatre School where she herself went as a teenager.