Malvern Winter Gardens

The spa town of Great Malvern nestles at the foot of the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, England. It has long been associated with the arts, especially music and in particular with Edward Elgar, who lived in and around Malvern for many years and was inspired by the local landscape. Since the late 19th century Malvern's famous theatre complex has attracted audiences from far and wide. In these pages we explore how how it developed from being a privately owned facility for the well-to-do of Malvern, to a much loved music venue for young people of the the 1960s, 70s and 80s.