People have a lot to say about this Gavin & Stacey mural in a Welsh village

An incredible Gavin & Stacey mural has appeared on the side of a house in Wales. The huge mural was commissioned by a mum from Dinas Powys who thought the side of her house was looking a bit drab.

Mum Anya Clements tasked graffiti artist Tee2Sugars with the job of painting a mural of Gavin, Stacey, Nessa and Smithy. The mural also features other key characters Gwen, Bryn, Pam and Mick.

Those strolling past the wall five miles away from Barry Island where the TV series is based can see the mural en route to the nearby train station. Dinas Powys is also a location used on the Gavin & Stacey set – and is used as the location of Mick and Pam’s Essex home.

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The mural took over 20 hours to complete. Tee2sugars said the inspiration came after the show’s co-creators Ruth Jones and James Corden – who play Nessa and Smithy – announced there was a final episode coming on Christmas Day this year.

Tom Llewelyn, behind Tee2Sugars, said: “Originally we were going to paint flowers and some pretty stuff. But, due to us finding out that the last episode of Gavin and Stacey was being written, Anya thought it would be a really cool idea to have a little touch upon pop culture.” For the latest Welsh news delivered to your inbox sign up to our newsletter



Bryn
Someone said Bryn looked like a gangster



Pam and Mick
The icons are memoralised on the side of the wall

Anya described the completed giant mural as “so iconic”. She added: “I just think this looks incredible.” The artwork has, however, been met with mixed reactions from some fans.

One said: “Tidy jobs, well done”, in homage to Ruth Jones’ character Nessa, while others asked where the portraits of other beloved characters were. One person wrote: “Amazingly awesome again, but should of had Doris on it… R.I.P. Margaret John.” While another added: “Where’s Neil, the baby?”

One person said Uncle Bryn appears more like a “a wannabe gangster”, adding: “He’s pretending to be Al Pacino in the Godfather.”



Gwen
The likeness to Gwen is great

But some locals were quick to defend the artwork, with one woman saying: “Went to see this today and it’s incredible.” Another added: “Love it! Not a mirror image but who cares! Bet the Mona Lisa didn’t look exactly like her muse, yet it is known for her smile (OK it is a bit smaller.) Think it’s sort of stylised graffiti.”



Tee2Sugars with Anya Clements
Tee2Sugars with Anya Clements




She added: “We know who it is and it makes us smile and makes us talk, the artist is clearly talented. It’s graffiti art and even though I paint and sell a bit of artwork I certainly couldn’t do anything like this! It won’t stay intact forever but it’s fun while it lasts.”

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