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PICTURES: Mural to legendary pop star Prince unveiled in Camden

PUBLISHED: 07:00 23 April 2017 | UPDATED: 08:18 23 April 2017

The mural to legendary musician Prince in Camden Town

The mural to legendary musician Prince in Camden Town

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A mural to commemorate Prince on the anniversary of his death has been unveiled outside the Electric Ballroom, in Camden.

The Prince mural was unveiled outside the Electric Ballroom, in CamdenThe Prince mural was unveiled outside the Electric Ballroom, in Camden

The venue in Camden High Street has been chosen as it hosted a legandary secret gig by Prince in 2014.

The musician, who died at his mansion in Minnesota at the age of 57 on April 21 last year also once had a shop in Chalk Farm Road which he opened in April 1994.

The mural, unveiled on Saturday, has been painted by environmental group 1010uk.org on the gates around the back of the ballroom, off Kentish Town Road,

The group was inspired by revelations that Prince was a secret philanthropist, supporting causes from youth empowerment to racial justice - and clean energy for all.

Prince opens memorabilia shop in Chal Farm Road in 1994Prince opens memorabilia shop in Chal Farm Road in 1994

From now until Prince’s birthday on June 7 - when the mural will be taken down - the charity will be fundraising in his honour to put solar panels on the roofs of organisations fighting for the causes he believed in.

The charity website says: “Did you know Prince used to secretly buy people solar panels?

“‘The world needs to know that it wasn’t just the music’ Van Jones said the day after Prince died. There are people who have solar panels right now on their houses in Oakland, California, that don’t know Prince paid for them.”

Those to benefit from this latest fundraising drive include The Sufra north London food bank, in Pitfield Way, Stonebridge, and five other projects around the UK.

Prince mural unveiled in CamdenPrince mural unveiled in Camden

To learn more, visit: 1010uk.org/princesolar/about,

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