Emma Sarjo and her family have been North Hull Hub members since last year – here she explains what Back to Ours means to her.

We’ve loved Back to Ours since the very beginning, eagerly awaiting the half-term programme before we made any other plans. It was just what we were looking for: to get out and see something a little bit different, and thanks to Back to Ours it’s been things from all over the world, right on our doorstep. 

You’ve created some great BTO memories, like the time our one year old was an ostrich for a whole week after seeing Handa’s Surprise – watching him dance through the whole show was beautiful. Or making our own bubble mixture in the garden after seeing The Amazing Bubble Man (we’ve have now perfected making amazing bubbles!). You also gave my eldest son a love of reading after watching James Campbell doing his stand up act, and he’s now read every book he’s ever written.

When I heard about Back to Ours looking for Hub members I jumped at the chance, and we now have an amazing North Hull Hub group. I always look forward to our meetings and it’s great to be part of the process – we’re just like a big group of friends, but we get to meet all these amazing artists right on our doorstep! As part of the Hub group, we got the opportunity to go to Edinburgh Fringe last year with other Hub members from across Hull. We made some wonderful friends and got to see some amazing shows, it was great to feed back to the team about the things we’d seen and give our views on what we’d like to see brought back to Hull.

Also from being part of the group, Back to Ours heard about how we do playing out sessions down our street as part of Hull Playing Out and organised a fantastic chalk artist to come down to some of our sessions. Most recently, we met the lovely Miranda from We Made This at our local group and have been involved with decorating local trees for the forthcoming festival. 

If you’d like to be involved with one of our fabulous Hubs, or just to find out a bit more, contact Tony on tony.forrester@backtoours.co.uk.

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