Welcome to Wenlock Olympian Society

Preserving the ideals of Dr William Penny Brookes – the inspiration for the modern Olympic Movement.

Wenlock Olympian GamesWenlock Olympian Games
The first Wenlock Olympian Games took place in 1850 and the next ones are scheduled for 6th to 21st July 2014. Click below for details of this year’s events.

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Wenlock Olympian Society President Jonathan Edwards CBEJonathan Edwards CBE
Wenlock Olympian Society President, It’s a great pleasure to welcome our many spectators and competitors – both local and national to the Wenlock Olympian Games”.

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Live Arts FestivalLive Arts Festival
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.

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William Penny BrookesWenlock 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…

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