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Bedtime stories, Secret Gigs, music and more; enjoy entertainment and art from Back to Ours, right on your sofa.

Things might be very far from normal at the moment, but the Back to Ours team are determined to keep connecting with people right in the comfort of their own homes.

Launching Right on your Sofa last week in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Back to Ours team have moved their programme digitally to lift sprits. For them, it’s all about providing some light relief while people are locked down and isolated, as well as reinforcing the message of staying home to save lives

The programme started last Thursday with a live DJ battle, as well as regular Monday evening bedtime stories. They’ve also hosted The Gold Man and one of their – now-iconic – Secret Gigs virtually, and Hull’s own Yasmin Coe performed on Saturday evening.

There’s a lot more to come from Right on your Sofa, so watch this space and check the Back to Ours Facebook page @BacktooursHull for all the latest news.

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

If you or anyone you know would benefit from phone calls from The Living Room, please contact their Facebook page at @TheLivingRoomBTO.