We see our annual birthday bash as an opportunity to tackle a big idea that's on our collective minds, as well as celebrating Glocuestershire's cultural life. This year's event, which took place in the beautiful surroundings of Prema Arts Centre, took on the idea of artists as leaders of change: what does it mean for artists to lead society, what can we learn from their practice, and how can we support them to make the world a better place?

The combination of inspiring speakers - Tom Andrews from People United, Amy Rose from Playing Out and Jaine Rose, currently leading the Wool Against Weapons project - great guests and tasty tucker made for an excellent afternoon, with loads of exciting conversations that we're looking forward to following up in 2014.

Carolyn Black from Flow Contemporary Arts has written a thoughtful blog reflecting on the event and how artists are valued, which you can read here.

A film of the panel will be available on this website soon, to accompany these photos from the day, courtesy of Barney Heywood.