Back to Ours digital
Ruth Getz, left, tells a bedtime story as part of Right on your Sofa from Back to Ours. The programme has also seen performers such as Yasmin Coe, right, beamed direct into people's homes.

Back to Ours beams direct into people’s homes

Hull’s Back to Ours has carved a reputation for bringing incredible shows to the city – and that has not changed since the coronavirus pandemic.

The arts company has been lifting spirits by beaming its unique brand of entertainment direct into people’s living rooms.

Right on your Sofa launched last week with a diverse mix featuring a live DJ battle, bedtime stories and special set from performer Yasmin Coe on Saturday night, beamed direct into people’s homes.


This week, The King will be making an appearance with The Memphis Pete Elvis Show on Thursday 2 April at 6.30pm.

And Bedtime Stories will be continuing its weekly slot on Monday 6 April at 7pm.

Elvis Show, Back to Ours

This week it’s the turn of Elvis Presley.

The Living Room, the company’s National Lottery-funded Bransholme Chat Shop, has moved to a telephone service to support the most isolated people in Hull neighbourhoods, with staff contacting people to offer advice and support.

Back to Ours director Louise Yates said: “It was really important for us to respond quickly. Our first priority was The Living Room. Being a Chat Shop, it’s a place where people spend time and talk, so we wanted to still offer that service in a safe and supportive way.

“The second thought was, of course, giving people some entertainment in their own homes, so we’ve moved our events online and programmed some new ones to raise and few smiles and keep people singing and dancing round the house.”

Find out more about The Living Room on Facebook or find Back to Ours on Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram @btohull.

Councillor Stephen Brady
Cllr Stephen Brady has said he's proud of Hull's reaction to coronavirus