12 funny, heartwarming and just plain daft responses to the coronavirus crisis in York

28 Mar 2020 @ 7.07 pm
| Entertainment

Let’s face it, we need a smile or two at the mo.

So hats – and masks – off to these guys whose creative response to coronavirus is helping to keep tickling the ribs of York and the wider world.

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A big message on a small canvas

This from the always entertaining York street artist who doesn’t have to go large to make his point…


Football’s staying home…

In 2014 two Huntington School teachers, Robin Parmiter and Ian Wilson, teamed up as pop due Disco Mister to write and record a hugely catchy World Cup song for England’s campaign in Brazil, ‘Bring It Home’. Now Ian has reworked the song – a sort of lockdown mix…


Grease is the word

Meanwhile those wonderful folk at the York NHS Trust made the same point to a classic musical number…


Everyone is taking precautions

You don’t become the leader of an empire by being reckless with your health.


The NRM went all Blue Peter on us


Talking of loo rolls…

Ghost walker and all-round entertainer Trevor Rooney has come up with not one, but two songs inspired by the crisis. Here’s his take on the great toilet roll panic buying malarkey…

And this is Trevor’s Lockdown song…


And here’s Mouse Print on toilet rolls


Laura rocks a power ballad

Here’s how to get through self-isolation by Minster FM’s Laura Castle.

Everybody: ‘You can watch Netflix, and Disney+…’

Self Isolate by Laura Castle

Laura’s new single Self Isolate 🎤It’s a powerful ballad and the music video has some moments you must see 🎥

Posted by Minster FM on Friday, 27 March 2020

Be a Stay At Home superhero

A bit of fun with a serious message from York Autism Hub…

Stay at home superhero!

A short video explaining why it is SO important to stay at home, even if you’re feeling well. Please share our videos if you think anyone else may benefit from our info or a bit of fun at this time! #stayathomesuperhero #stayathome #covid19 #unitedresponse #yorkautismhub #autismrocks #protectthenhs #nhs

Posted by The Autism Hub, part of United Response on Friday, 27 March 2020

Tony’s Castaway moment

I think we’re all going a little stir crazy…

Who’s a good boy?

And a happy note to end on, courtesy of York’s local democracy reporter Chloe Laversuch.