Amy Winehouse tribute at Finsbury street festival

The painting of tragic Back to Black singer Amy Winehouse, who died on Saturday, was among the artwork on display as thousands of revellers flocked to a hip Islington street for a two-day festival.

More than 2,000 residents descended upon Whitecross Street, voted one of the hippest streets in Britain by Google for the annual festival.

The ancient street, the site of a former monastery was transformed at the weekend as a host of events entertained adults and children alike.

A gallery showcasing wacky art exhibitions adorned the walls and roofs of buildings, international food markets lined the streets and live acts including a New Orleans brass band provided the soundtrack.

One of the main organisers Teddy Baden praised the success of the day and the enjoyment had by all.


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He said: “It was absolutely brilliant, there was a brilliant turnout and a great atmosphere, the weather held out as well, we couldn’t have asked for any more”

“Everything was embraced by the local community and everyone has been so positive about it, it ticked all the boxes”

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