Preserving the ideals of Dr William Penny Brookes – the inspiration for the modern Olympic Movement.
The 129th Wenlock Olympian Games will take place 5th to 20th July 2015, with the main Games weekend from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th July 2015. The Marathon will take place on 17th May.
The first Wenlock Olympian Games took place in 1850 and the next ones are scheduled for 2015. Click below for details of the last event.
The Live Arts Festival has taken place each year since 1979. Competitions were held in the performing arts as part of the original Olympic Games.
Wenlock Olympian Society
Founded in 1860 by William Penny Brookes “to provide annual competitions in sports and the arts for people of every grade”, a significant part of the modern International Olympic Games’ history…