Wenlock Olympian Society


Wenlock Olympian Society Arts

About Wenlock Olympian Games Arts

Wenlock Olympian Games arts is made up of a creative section which has its finale in February, and a live arts festival held in March.

Photos from 2023

Click here to view photos from the 2023 festival

Creative Arts:

This section holds an annual creative writing competition for writers aged 16 or over. It is organised by Writers on the Edge group, of Much Wenlock and District U3A and is adjudicated by a professional in the creative field. It was begun in 2019 with entries online giving easy access to national and international competitors. The winning composition is performed at the online awards ceremony and also at various WOS events. Winners are awarded Wenlock Olympian gold, silver, and bronze medals, and also prizes of £150, £50 and £25 respectively.

Live Arts Festival:

The next competition will take place on Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th and Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th March 2024.

The annual Live Arts Festival is a well-loved event for young people aged 18 years and under. It has taken place since 1979, and is organised by the Wenlock Olympian Games live arts subcommittee. The festival celebrates skill in performance as well as creativity, and each competitors’ performance is taken into consideration alongside their artistic work within a friendly and encouraging environment,. The adjudicators are professionals in their field and winners are awarded Wenlock Olympian gold, silver, and bronze medals. Also, every competitor receives a participation certificate.

Additionally, the singer, musician, and dancer of the year will each be awarded a Wenlock Olympian discobolus trophy.

Members of the public are very welcome to come and watch the performances.  Admission is free.

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If you are interested in joining the committee or can offer any help on the days of the Festival, please do not hesitate to contact us on livearts@wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk



The Edge Arts Centre
William Brookes School
Much Wenlock TF13 6JE