What are the stories we’re telling about ourselves and our communities? How can photography help to share our ideas?

In Focus is a 6-week creative photography and philosophy course, for Muslim and non-Muslim women, where we will use philosophical thinking to explore big questions together that have no straight-forward answers. Personal and shared views, experiences and memories will inspire collages, weaving together photography and words, to be showcased in a public exhibition.

Rich Mix and HEC Global Learning will facilitate the sessions alongside training in practical photography skills and knowledge with photographer Sarah Ainslie.

Join in if…

…you want to understand more about different cultures

…you want to get creative (no previous experience necessary)

…you want to make new friends with local women

…you want to have fun at your local arts centre!


Course sessions

⁃ Mon 1 June, 1-3pm

⁃ Mon 8 June 1-3pm

⁃ Mon 15 June, 1-3pm

⁃ Mon 22 June, 1-3pm

⁃ Mon 29 June, 1-3pm

⁃ Mon 6 July, 1-3pm

All sessions take place at Rich Mix, with one trip offsite on Mon 29 June.

Exhibition dates – 20 July – 31 August

The group will curate an exhibition of their collages and photography for public exhibition at Rich Mix.


Places are limited and we imagine this opportunity will be popular so please read the below carefully before enquiring.

To be part of the course you must:

· Identify as a woman

· Be able to attend all course sessions listed above

· Be enthusiastic about sharing ideas and critical thinking through the philosophy methodology

· Interested in developing photography skills and knowledge as a means of creative expression

Taster day – Mon 16 March, 1-3pm

Want to find out more and get a taster of the course? For further information email Tracy Barbe on tracy.barbe@richmix.org.uk.

This course is free of charge, thanks to support from Amal (a Saïd Foundation programme).