The FSP visit orphanages, hospitals, gypsy communities, the rural poor, care homes, schools, youth clubs, the homeless and the elderly to engage in arts, music and crafts workshops, music lessons, dance, circus shows and clown doctoring.

With the help of wonderful people like you in just 8 years, we have spread love, light and laughter to more than 60,000 children and vulnerable communities worldwide!

11155096_812382725499375_3272787414193746903_oWe’re not just talking about donning a wig and clowning. We need mechanics, book keepers, prop builders, fundraisers, PR gurus and everything in between.

HOW YOU CAN HELP From helping us with accounts, to riding your bike in our ‘Brighton to Bucharest’ challenge, there are  hundreds of ways you can contribute to our mission for global happiness! Whether you can spare an hour a month or a year, every moment you can join us for is valuable and appreciated.

The Flying Seagulls are the one stop shop for madness, energy and fun that creates an unforgettable experience for the whole family. A truly magical, wildly imaginative kid’s area for any festival, event or party.


“There was one secure but magical area filled with an array of creative and fun experiences for kids to get involved in. Including gypsy dance offs, tight rope workshops, wakey-wakey morning aerobics, nature trails, balloon-modeling, pizza workshops, face-painting, magic shows and circus performances from the brilliant Flying Seagull Project.  I could go on but it was great for them and a struggle to get them to leave.”

www.mumzine.com on Wilderness Festival 2013

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Hot off the press! Birmingham University report provides scientific evidence of the positive impact of our work.

The Flying Seagulls’ message is clear: all we are after is your laughter! That’s why our team of entertainers tirelessly travel the globe delivering smiles to disadvantaged and marginalised children battling difficult and often traumatic circumstances. We all know that laughter is good for you. We all feel the immediate sense of release after a good old belly laugh. And now we have the scientific evidence to prove just how important our work really is!24_2-16_5_trumpet

Deborah Youdell is a researcher funded by the Public Service Academy at Birmingham University. This year she has carried out an investigation into the work of the Flying Seagull Project and the importance of its value to childhood development and society in general. The result is a hugely insightful 12-page booklet exploring the relevance and impact of the work we carry out.

Deborah explains that

“The Flying Seagulls’ work reflects powerful current evidence from social science, neuroscience and biochemistry of the importance of laughter, collective physical play and trusting relationships for building social bonds, resolving conflict, creating cohesive communities, developing resilience and securing personal and social wellbeing.”

And it doesn’t end there! Deborah’s research identifies a whole host of positive, long-term benefits which emanate from our performances and workshops. Below are just a couple more of her key findings:

  • The freely chosen, collective, physical play that is at the heart of many activities makes a significant contribution to health.
  • The relationships of trust and reciprocity developed facilitate learning.
  • The principles and practices of inclusion that underpin the work ensure that participation cuts across ages, capacities and backgrounds.
  • The participatory and inclusive approach supports belonging and self-esteem and makes everyone a member of the Flying Seagull Project’

We would like to thanks Deborah and the University of Birmingham for their work and insight. We would also like to thank our super Seagull supporters for helping us to continue to be serious about laughter!

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