11/03/2022- Latest News

Women of the World Festival Celebrates Muslim Girls Fence

Muslim Girls Fence will take to the stage at the Southbank Centre alongside poet Rakaya Fetuga, as BF continues its celebration of Women’s History Month.

BF is celebrating women in fencing during Women’s History Month this March. Today, Muslim Girls Fence will feature in the lineup at the South Bank’s Women of the World Festival. They will be joining poet Rakaya Fetuga on stage, with a powerful performance that will celebrate the creativity of fencing and the impact that it can have on people’s lives.

The fencers taking to the stage are involved in the Muslim Girls Fence project that runs in Birmingham, in partnership with Ladywood Leisure Centre.

Muslim Girls Fence is a collaboration between BF and Maslaha, that aims to facilitate spaces at a grassroots level, centering the needs of Muslim women and girls and open to all women, challenging assumptions and narratives relating to their gender, racial, religious and other identities through fencing and creative expression.

Tickets are still available to purchase for the performance this afternoon.

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