Ali is going to be one of the speakers at the upcoming Culture Change Conference at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, on 18 February.

The conference brings together artists, designer/makers, creative freelancers and organisations making connections across the sector, and exploring a more sustainable future for the arts.

The day will be an inspiring mix of speakers, workshops and performances and people will get the chance to experience an exciting, exclusive performance from the Royal Ballet and Jette Parker Young Artists (The Royal Opera).

Ali will be presenting Thurrock 100 at the event, the exciting upcoming joint venture with Public Health and cultural organisations, including Kinetika, working together for the wellbeing of the community in Thurrock.

She will be part of a fantastic line-up of speakers that includes international designer and festival director Wayne Hemingway MBE, Alex Beard (Chief Executive, Royal Opera House), Alison Tickell (Director, Julie’s Bicycle) and Charlotte Jones (Director, ITC). You can read the full agenda and list of confirmed speakers here.

The Culture Change Conference is an event for creatives whose work is based in the East of England, and you can register for the event here