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Circularity Festival #1 on Friday 22nd June 2018
Music and ideas come together at first Circularity Festival
The fast-growing Circularity movement has announced its first festival of music and ideas is to be held at the National Brewery Centre in Burton upon Trent on 22 June 2018, with profits to be donated to mental health charity Mind.
Online community Circularity grew out of the album of the same name by Burton band Star From Ivy. Released in 2015 each song on the album links to an area of modern life and was available as ‘open source’, meaning anyone could take the music and re-mix or re-use it in their own creative projects rights-free.
Far from being a marketing ploy – and taking in themes from mental health to sustainable living, from the expanse of our universe to finding happiness – Circularity is a transmedia movement developing from its musical beginning into a podcast, an online sharing and learning resource, and a vibrant community.
The first festival event will focus on mental health and takes place on the evening of 22 June 2018. In partnership with venue the National Brewery Centre it will include performances from Star From Ivy, Andy Crowe and Emma Buckley, as well as in-conversation sessions and live podcasting including with local author and journalist Sarah Lay. All profits from the night are set to be doubled by the Utility Warehouse and donated to mental health charity Mind.
Chris Baldwin, guitarist from Star From Ivy and co-founder of Circularity, said, “I’m just blown away by the growing support for our project. People are taking our seed of an idea and are growing and cultivating their own amazing concepts for change. I’m very excited for the future, and I hope people invest their time in coming to our first event.”
David Edwards, manager of the National Brewery Centre, said, “As a local venue we feel very proud and privileged to be supporting such an important event. The Circularity project and its message will impact people in different ways, it has so many branches and that’s what struck a chord with me; the opportunity to help plant a seed of change but let people grow it for themselves.”
Friday 22 June 2018
National Brewery Centre, Horninglow Street, Burton upon Trent
Music Genres: Rock
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