Preserving the ideals of Dr William Penny Brookes – the inspiration for the modern Olympic Movement.
Dates for the 130th Wenlock Olympian Games are:
Live Arts Festival
Saturday 12 March, Sunday 13 March, Saturday 19 March and Sunday 20 March 2016.
Sunday 15th May 2016
Main Games Weekend
Friday 8th July to Sunday 10th July 2016
The first Wenlock Olympian Games took place in 1850 and the next ones are scheduled for 2015. Click below for details of the next 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…