Positive News Stories to Digest this Week (22 May)

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#SAVEOURVENUES campaign sees 140 UK Venues removed from 'critical' list

Music Venue Trust has announced that the #saveourvenues campaign, which was launched in April, has now resulted in 140 grassroots music venues being removed from its critical list. The page has so far raised over £1.5m in donations and was initiated by MVT in response to the continued economic threat to over 500 grassroots music venues throughout the UK.

You can donate here.

Radio 1's (Virtual) Big Weekend

Biffy Clyro, Muse, Billie Eilish, Sam Smith, The 1975 and more are set to play for Radio One's first ever virtual Big Weekend, 22nd-24th May. Join in from the comfort of your home this weekend here.

The 1975 release their anticipated new album 'Notes on a Conditional Form'

If you're a fan of The 1975, today is your lucky day! Their new album, 'Notes On A Conditional Form', dropped this morning and is available to listen to here now. It's already receiving a wave of praise and five star reviews so listen for yourself.

Bombay Bicycle Club Spotify Singles

Bombay Bicycle Club are the latest band to participate in Spotify's Singles series with their cover of Selena Gomez's 'Lose You To Love Me', recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios. Listen to the complete collection here.

Haim to steam weekly dance classes for fans on Zoom

Every Sunday for the next four weeks, LA trio Haim will be leading dance classes on Zoom. During the classes, fans can learn the routines to their most-loved music videos.

The choreography to tracks 'Want You Back', 'Little Of Your Love', 'If I Could Change Your Mind' and latest single 'I Know Alone' will be taught. Register here for their next class!

Stronger Then You Think

Adam Lambert, Liam Payne, Kelly Osbourne and more are set to participate in Stronger Than You Think, a three-day livestream event which will speak up about teen mental health issues. The live stream will start on 27th May, and will feature celebrities delving into topics such as anxiety, depression and stress.

The Shows Must Go On!: The Sound of Music Live!

From 7pm today, NBC's The Sound of Music Live will be available for 48 hours over on YouTube.

This performance of the 1959 musical features pop singer Carrie Underwood as wayward nun Maria von Trapp, Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp and Broadway ringers Audra McDonald as the Mother Abbess, Christian Borle as Max and the superb Laura Benanti as the Baroness.

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I’m Georgia & I’m on the Marketing team. Depending on which month you ask, you will find me either at a Festival, in the sea, with a camera in my hand or in full on hibernation mode.

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