ORIGINAL paintings of Malvern's newest public artworks will be up for grabs at a special charity event hosted next week by Malvern mayor Julian Roskams.

Artists Lee Morris and Tom Brown became the talk of the town when they hung three portraits of Malvern's own Edward Elgar at the bus shelter by Rose Bank Gardens, and created a Banksy-style mural of the composer alongside.

Now they have donated the original canvases - not the ones installed at the shelter - and the stencil for the mural to Malvern Town Council, to help fund community arts projects in the town.

They will be sold on Thursday, April 10, at the Mount Pleasant Hotel, with Charles Rambridge from Philip Serrell Auctioneers conducting the auction.

The auction is at 7pm, and is followed at 7.15pm by the Mayor's Mindboggling Quiz Night. Teams of four or five are invited to enter, with all proceeds going to Malvern Special Families, Cllr Roskams' charity for the year.

Cllr Roskams said: "The auction is a great way to raise funds for public art in the town, and we're extremely grateful to Lee and Tom for their generosity."

The quiz will feature a number of entertaining and challenging rounds, with prizes available for the winning teams. A curry supper can also be pre-booked at £3 per person.

For further information, contact Lyndsey Davies at Malvern Town Council on 01684 566667 or ldavies@malvern-tc.org.uk.