Wenlock Olympian Games Live Arts Festival 2023

Wenlock Olympian Games Live Arts Festival 2023 will be taking place on 11th,12th,18th and 19th March at the Edge Arts Centre ( William Brookes School), Much Wenlock TF13 6NB. Music instrumental classes will take place in Holy Trinity Church, Much Wenlock TF13 6HR on 11th March.

Entries to the competitive classes in Dance, Music, and Speech and Drama are open to all young people aged 18 and under (on 31st August 2023).

Gold, Silver and Bronze Wenlock Olympian medals are awarded to winners in each class and each competitor (or group) is awarded a participation certificate. Additionally the singer, musician, dancer and performer (Speech and Drama) of the year will receive a Wenlock Olympian discobulus trophy.

The events are open to the public free of charge and all are welcome to come and enjoy the performances of the talented young people taking part, dependent  upon venue capacity.

The Festival provides an ideal opportunity for young people to perform in front of a friendly, supportive audience in an encouraging environment. All adjudicators are qualified and experienced and will provide constructive written feedback to each participant.

All details of classes for the different age groups/abilities can be found on the website http://www.wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk/live-arts-festival.

The closing date for entries is 15th January 2023.

The first Wenlock Olympian Games , organised by Dr William Penny Brookes took place in 1850 with the aim “to provide annual competitions in sports and arts for people of every grade”. Dr William Penny Brookes is now recognised to have made a significant contribution to the development of the modern International Olympic Games. The Live Arts Festival in 2023 is part of the 137th Wenlock Olympian Games.

So why not take part in an event steeped in history!




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