VISITORS to Malvern are encouraged to visit a special exhibition before it ends.

The Malvern Hills Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) is running a special 60th anniversary exhibition in partnership with photographer Jan Sedlacek.

The display, in Church Walk near Waitrose, involves photos of the natural landscape of the Malvern Hills along with quotes from famous people associated with the town including Edward Elgar and Dame Laura Knight.

Sarah Jones, AONB support officer said: “Jan is a true ambassador for this area and his images are instantly recognisable.

"We hope that coupling his work with quotes from well-known figures helps to highlight how amazing and inspiring this area really is.

"It often surprises people to learn that the hills only account for 10 per cent of the AONB, which stretches from Bromesberrow in the South, to Alfrick in the North.

"Jan’s images span the whole area, really showcasing its extent. The exhibition has been very well received and we hope many more people get to enjoy it in its final weeks.”

The exhibition runs until February 27 and postcards featuring some of the photographs are available on Mr Sedlacek's website.

He said: "Ever since the first exhibition appeared along Church Walk, I have thought it’s a great idea for local artists and photographers to be able to show their work in such a public way.

" I have spent over 12 years capturing the magic of this precious and unique part of the world and whilst I am well known, people have only seen perhaps one per cent of the images I have captured.

"So, when I heard from Sarah at the AONB, I was very excited to be able to participate in this special anniversary and celebrate this amazing area."

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