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