Creative Fencing Birmingham

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Creative Fencing Birmingham

Muslim Girls Fence – Community Project


How do you see yourself?

How do you see Birmingham?

How do others see you?

How can we creatively challenge misconceptions and define who we are?


Join us for 11 weeks of creative workshops and fencing sessions for women over 16. Through learning how to fence and weekly creative activities this project will explore self-expression, identity and belonging.

You will have the opportunity to work with a professional photographer to create a series exploring these questions and more. This project is open to girls and women aged 16 and over. It is aimed at Muslim girls and women but isn’t exclusively for them. If you have an interest in fencing/sport and have a creative side that you would like to support then this project is for you. At the end of the 11 week project, not only will you learn how to fence but you’ll make new friends and collaborate on a creative project too!

•    Women only (16+)

•    Weekly British Fencing coaching for complete beginners

•    Weekly creative activities

•    Working with a professional photographer




The first session will start on Monday 11th February and the last session will be on Monday 29th April. Please do check you are available to attend all 11 sessions before signing up. To take part, just complete this short form here.

Project by Maslaha & British Fencing


Maslaha has a range of projects in areas including education, gender, criminal justice and health. Their range of projects means they understand the multiple identities communities hold, and the multiple deprivations that can exist. Maslaha initiate and create spaces for people to contribute, shape and give a voice to their ideas and actions. This is an integral part of their work, their process, and enables new perspectives and interventions to be created.


British Fencing (BF) is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the Olympic Sport of Fencing in the British Isles (excluding the Republic of Ireland). Fencing is a varied and exciting combat sport and BF work with a range of community partners to provide opportunities for young people to get involved with fencing. From upskilling youth workers, community leaders and coaches, to provide young people with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, British Fencing work hand in hand with their partners to ensure the offer meets the needs of the young people they work with.