ART works produced by people with eyesight problems - up to and including complete sight loss - went on show this week at Malvern Library.

The exhibition, entitled Let’s See, has been organised by Sight Concern Worcestershire, and features a selection of paintings and sculptures made by members of the group's Art Class.

The exhibition is the brainchild of Marian Chester, a member of Sight Concern who worked as a teacher for 26 years until she lost her sight.

She said: “Art has a remarkable capacity to engage the mind in such a way that people with sight loss can still benefit enormously and use their residual sight. For instance, one of our artists, who has no sight at all, told me that art keeps my visual memory alive.

“The exhibition looks wonderful and is a great testament to the skill and enthusiasm of the artists. We’re so grateful to the Intouch Global Foundation for funding this project. I hope everyone in Malvern will make some time to come along and see it”.

Alongside this, staff at Malvern Library have arranged a series of workshops for blind or partially-sighted people.

Niru Fallon, library team leader, said: “We’re so pleased to be able to collaborate with Sight Concern in this way. Already the exhibition and workshops have stimulated a lot of interest. I hope the project will encourage anyone with sight loss who lives in or around Malvern to get involved either with a one-off workshop or with the charity itself."