All of us at LASS are excited about attending the Summer Sundae which is being held in De Montfort Hall Gardens this weekend.
Summer Sundae Weekender is a festival of 7,000 people set in Leicester’s De Montfort Hall and Gardens from 12th to 14th August 2011. Now in its eleventh year, the event has grown from a modest one – day affair headlined by Morcheeba and Lambchop into an award- winning three-day festival with camping. The event is often lauded for managing to keep the intimate, relaxed feel which launched its success. Having played host to Patti Smith, David Byrne, Amy Winehouse, Elbow and Belle and Sebastian among countless others Summer Sundae is also praised for having an eclectic line-up which last year ranged from Seasick Steve to Tinchy Stryder and from Eliza Doolittle to Mumford and Sons.
Along with other non-profit organisations, and local business LASS will be there, rocking to the music and partying hard with a team of volunteers ready with some essential Summer Sundae Weekender items this year; Rapid HIV testing; HIV & safer sex information; safer sex packs; and more! We’re sharing a marquee with Chlamydia Screening project so you can get all your sexual health questions answered in one place. We also have a great new game for you to play – Sperm & Ladders and new “Love Sex Hate STIs” tees to buy.
Come and see us in The Garden, we hope to see you there!
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Best known for her albums Frank and Back To Black, Amy Winehouse shot to fame in 2003 with a series of amazing singles highlighting her unique talents, as well as her incomparable style.
In 2008, she appeared naked in Easy Living magazine to raise awareness of breast cancer, a cause she supported throughout her career. She performed her hits Rehab and Valerie later that year at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday concert in London.
In 2009, Winehouse expressed interest in helping young musicians in the Caribbean, where she lived for a period of time on the island of St Lucia. She supported the Hear The World campaign to raise awareness of the topic of hearing and hearing loss and to promote good hearing all over the world, and appeared on a CD with Cuban musicians to raise awareness of climate change.
In 2010, Amy offered the pro-bono use of her “Back to Black” song for a film, “Baby In The Sky” part of the Global Fund’s Born HIV Free campaign.
“Baby in the Sky” is a highly creative and imaginative animated film that conveys the beauty of life ahead for an unborn child. The film artistically portrays an imaginary journey in a world full of adventurous landscapes and fantastic creatures. It ends with a call from Carla Bruni-Sarkozy for an HIV-free generation in which she says “Life is a beautiful journey. Don’t let AIDS kill it.”
“It was a question of finding a true resonance with the images in the film created by Bonzoms”, says musician / producer Julien Civange, who conceived the Born HIV Free campaign, about the use of Winehouse’s music. “We wanted to find a piece that was modern but also well known, something that carried the same sensibility as the film. The magic came with the soundtrack by Amy Winehouse, an artist that Carla considers one of the greatest and most talented of her generation and who was generous enough to participate in the campaign.”
Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23, 2011.