The Flying Seagull Project | What we do
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What we do

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About Us

Our philosophy

We believe that it is everyone, man, woman or child’s right to put aside the cares of life and smile for a while. We work with widely varying groups in several countries to help bring smiles and happiness to people, whether as Clown Doctors for children undergoing difficult medical treatments or through arts, music and crafts workshops.

Our work

Clown Doctors

We partner with doctors to provide pre- and post-op clown therapy to children undergoing surgery.

Shows

Full of super silliness, whether in a ward or a refugee camp our shows give people an excuse to giggle and gasp.

Workshops

If we get to do it, so can they! Circus skills, music, dance and games let everyone play for a while.

The process

  • 1

    Planning

    Work with locals

    We partner with local organisations, charities and community leaders on the ground to identify groups in need of a smile.

  • 2

    Fitting

    Tailor for the situation

    From school classrooms to shanty towns, hospitals to refugee camps: we structure our programmes to be the best fit for each situation.

  • 3

    Playing

    Build trust

    The people we work with are often socially isolated or marginalised by society - building trusting relationships is central to our approach.

  • 4

    Supporting

    Leave laughter behind

    We don't want the laughter to end, so we provide training, tips and circus equipment kits for our partners when we leave.

Where we work

We’ve run projects in 15 countries across the world, including at home in the UK, across mainland Europe, in India, Cambodia and Ghana.

Our projects

  • Refugees | United in Laughter | 2016-17

    In Europe
    © Katherine Needles - www.katherineneedles.com.
  • Laugh and Play india | 2016

    In All / Asia
  • Fun Feast in the East – Romania | 2015

    In All / Europe
  • Refugees | United in Laughter | 2015-16

    In All / Europe
  • Ghana | 2015

    In Africa / All
  • At home in the UK | 2014

    In All / Europe
  • Romania | 2014

    In All / Europe
  • Romania | 2013

    In All / Europe
  • Albania | 2012

    In All / Europe
  • UK | 2012

    In All / Europe
  • Romania | 2011

    In All / Europe
  • Cambodia | 2011

    In All / Asia
  • Romania | 2010

    In All / Europe
  • Romania | 2009

    In All / Europe
  • Romania | 2008

    In All / Europe