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Giant George Michael mural unveiled in area where he grew up

A GIANT George Michael mural has been unveiled in the area where the late singer grew up.

The artwork is in Kingsbury, north west London, where the Wham! star lived and went to school until his early teens.

Featuring scenes from Michael’s music videos, it has been installed as part of Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture.

British artist Dawn Mellor’s response to George is said to celebrate and explore the late singer as a pioneering cultural and LGBTQ+ figure.

At nine-metres high, it features the star’s silhouetted figure in his Careless Whisper video, motifs from later music videos such as Outside, and George blow-drying his hair backstage during a world tour.

George Michael TV Outside, which is designed to be permanent, took three weeks to complete and is on the side of an estate agent’s shop on Kingsbury Road.

The mural, as part of the Brent Biennial, also features scenes from the history of Kingsbury, including a nod to John Logie Baird, who became the first person to demonstrate a working TV in the 1920s.

The mural is one of 23 new commissions as part of the first Brent Biennial – which includes projects in libraries, streets and public spaces.

A programme of workshops will also take place with schools George attended.

The singer died on Christmas Day, 2016, aged 53.