Residents in Kings Cross asked to pick names for new street
A road in north London could be named after Amy Winehouse as a tribute to the late singer, according to reports.
The Sun says that residents in Kings Cross have been asked to submit proposals to name a new street in an area which is being redeveloped for a new housing and is close to Winehouse’s former home of Camden. Although other names nominated for the road include tributes to Great Expectations author Charles Dickens and Frankenstein writer Mary Shelley, fans of Winehouse’s have submitted the name ‘Winehouse Street’ for consideration.
Winehouse’s father Mitch said he supported the plan, stating: “To think that our surname would be indelibly linked with London through the naming of a street after Amy is remarkable. We’re a London family through and through and it would be a tremendous honour if we do become a literal part of the fabric of this great city.”
Last month, work-in-progress images of the Amy Winehouse statue set to be erected in Camden were revealed. The planned sculpture is being designed by artist Scott Eaton and will be revealed in 2014, while the singer is also set to be honoured when Camden’s new Walk of Fame opens later this year.
Earlier this week, meanwhile, it was revealed that Winehouse will be the subject of a new documentary from the director of Senna, which pieced together the story of Formula One driver Ayrton Senna’s life before he was tragically killed in an accident at the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994. James Gay-Rees, producer of the Banksy documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop, is also attached the Amy Winehouse film with Focus Features International expected to shop the film to studios at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.