Meet the Team

Karen Wilson

Karen has been teaching drama across Yorkshire for twenty years. She taught for Harrogate theatre’s outreach programme across North Yorkshire and has taught curriculum drama and english in secondary schools in Harrogate, Bradford and Leeds. Alongside running OurSpace she has also delivered numerous performance projects for schools. Karen is a graduate of Dartington college of Arts Theatre in a social context and has an MA from the University of Chester in Education through drama.

Yesmien Bagh Ali

Yesmien runs Amaali Ltd based in Skipton delivering South Asian British cultural awareness through various creative workshops: Cooking/Art/ Henna/Textiles and story telling. On OurSpace Yesmien runs the catering together with the children. Yesmien is an ambassador for Karma Nirvana and a north Yorkshire representative for ‘Shanaz’ (preventing terrorism), she has performed her monologue ‘Mitigating Circumstances’ at conferences across UK and was the delegate for North Yorkshire at the UN CSW 57TH (preventing Violence against women and girls).

Dilly Baker

Dilly co founded the project in 2008 after initiating the pilot ‘Mythbusters’ for 4 years, she currently lives in London and continues to be an inspiration.