Festival gold

Olympic Gold medalist and triple jump world record holder Jonathan Edwards was a special guest at this years’ Wenlock Olympian Live Arts Festival. The 131st edition of the Festival saw over 500 young people enter competitive classes in Speech & Drama (including Choral Speaking and Creative Writing), Music and Dance. Held each year since 1979, this year’s event took place over two weekends in March at The Edge Arts Centre at William Brookes School in Much Wenlock.

Mr Edwards is the president of the Wenlock Olympic Society and was full of praise for the competitors. He said, “I was here last year and once again the confidence showed by all the young people taking part was amazing. They were absolutely fearless and when they made a mistake they just carried on.

“I have also been impressed with the work done by the organisers and volunteers who put on the festival – with so many entrants taking part it is a complex and challenging event to run.”

Check out our photo gallery of the day…

Full results and photographs can be found on the Society’s website at

www.wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk/live-arts-festival

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