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Prince mural to be unveiled in Camden Town

Raspberry Beret and 1999 singer played at Electric Ballroom in 2014

20 April, 2017 — By Tom Foot

Work has begun on the painting – but the mural will only be revealed in full tomorrow

A MURAL to the music legend Prince will be unveiled outside the Electric Ballroom on the anniversary of his death tomorrow (Friday).

The Camden High Street venue was the scene of a historic secret gig by Prince in February 2014 during a come-back tour. The mural, at the back entrance to the Ballroom in Kentish Town Road, has been funded by the climate change charity 10:10.

Details of the singer’s charitable donations to solar energy projects emerged after his death last April.

Neil Jones, project manager at 10:10 Climate Action, said: “As Van Jones said, Prince’s legacy was way more than just the music. With his support for clean energy, he helped underline a really key point – solar power is for everyone.”

Kate Fuller, speaking on behalf of the Electric Ballroom, said: “Having hosted him here during his legendary 2014 UK tour, we know how special a person he was and are excited that we can help support an initiative aimed at keeping his life and legacy shining bright.”

The mural, which is yet to be completed, is part of a solar panel fund-raising drive by 10:10.

See details at https://1010uk.org/ princesolar

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