Momentum is continuing to grow for a multi-media movement based in East Staffordshire and spearheaded by a critically-acclaimed band ahead of another exciting night of creativity.

As recently reported, the first ever Circularity Festival will take place at the National Brewery Centre, in Burton, on Friday, June 22.

And it will be closely followed by the inaugural Circularity Creative Cafe night at the same venue's bar-restaurant on Wednesday, July 11.

Getting under way at 7pm, it will act as a showcase for the talents of those who attend - as well as an outlet for discussion and debate about whatever is on their minds.

Hosted by Star from Ivy front man Chris Baldwin, who sang and played guitar on the band's acclaimed record, Circularity, it is still not know exactly what the night will hold.

Burton band Star from Ivy
Burton band Star from Ivy

Chris said: "In a follow-up to the first festival night, the first Circularity Creative Cafe will take place in the National Brewery Centre bar and restaurant.

"It's a place for opportunities to showcase and appreciate music, film, poetry, dance, film, mindfulness, singing, creativity, performance, comedy, speaking, podcasting and recording.

"It’s a hump-day hub for the creative community to connect, chat, be inspired by each other, and to make stuff happen.

"As with all things Circularity, there is no master plan - the doors will open, and what happens after that will be down to who shows up and what they bring or do."

Star from Ivy headlining multi-media masterpiece at first Circularity Festival

Explaining the ethos behind the Circularity movement, Chris said: "The online community Circularity grew out of the album, which was 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 developed from its musical beginnings into a podcast, an online sharing and learning resource and a vibrant community.

"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."

Early bird tickets for Circularity Festival, which will feature Star from Ivy, as well as singer-songwriters Andy Crowe and Emma Buckley, are available for £7 online at www.skiddle.com

As well as the music, live podcasts - including discussions with author and journalist Sarah Lay - will be broadcast from the Horninglow Street venue on Friday, June 22.

All profits will go to mental health charity MIND - and will be doubled by Circularity supporter and utilities giant Utility Warehouse.