Reading My Way Around the World

Friday 25 August 2017

The Flying Seagulls #WATWB

I am joining in today with the We Are The World Blogfest - a monthly burst of blogging across the Internet to bring Positive News to everyone's attention.  
In Darkness, Be Light.  

The plight of refugees never seems to be far from the news these days and this story just lifted my heart.  

It's about a group of musicians, play specialists, clowns and circus entertainers who travel into refugee camps to bring a smile to the faces of the children. 

They are called The Flying Seagulls Project 

No matter what the circumstances or where they have come from, children deserve to have fun and this band of troubadours have made it their mission in life to help the kids do that - to remind them that they are children.  

The story was featured on BBC Three and was shared around Facebook.  

See the video from BBC Three here and there are lots more videos on their website.

The co-hosts of this month's We Are The World Blogfest are :

Simon Falk

Roshan Radhakrishnan,
Inderpreet Uppal, 
Lynn Hallbrooks,
Eric Lahti,
Mary J Giese

Check out theirs and other stories on the Facebook thread here


  1. Oh my, what a beautiful story! It brought tears to my eyes, that this group engages these children is such a fun and beautiful way with the arts and kid stuff. I would like to thank and hug each and every one. Thank you for sharing this story and participating in #WATWB.

  2. Hi Fil - I hadn't picked this up ... what a great group of friends and troubadours ... "Happiness Matters" as one of their mottoes - how very true. Wonderful Fil - thanks for posting us for us - cheers Hilary

  3. How wonderful! Children need the opportunity to be children, no matter where they are.

  4. Thank you Fil for sharing this great story. These children have been through so much, all children deserve to be Happy. Thank you also for participating in #WATWB

  5. Oh Fil - this is a most wonderful share. I couldn't watch the video without sobbing. What are we doing to all the beautiful children on our planet?! I hold such gratitude and respect for those trying to make a difference, and The Flying Seagull Project deserves great kudos for their work.

  6. How wonderful. Despite all we read in the news, there are some wonderful people in the world.

  7. "No matter what the circumstances or where they have come from, children deserve to have fun and this band of troubadours have made it their mission in life to help the kids do that - to remind them that they are children."

    Such a poignant and worthy project. I hadn't heard of this--thank you so much sharing about these people who bring hope into a dark world.

  8. Oh, this is so wonderful, dear Fil, I am so glad that you brought this story here... I didn't know about it, and it's really heart-lifting... in a world where we are now wary of everybody, this proves that love still exists! Hugs, dear Fil!

  9. This wonderful initiative highlights the power of play!
    How awesome that The Flying Seagull Project gives these kids the opportunity to be kids... even if it's only for a while.
    Thank you for sharing this inspirational story, Fil.

    Writer In Transit

  10. This is wonderful, Fil! We had a similar group after a 7.8 earthquake last year here in Ecuador. They traveled to tent cities, entertaining the children. What a difference in a child's day to be able to laugh for any amount of time when living in those circumstances. Thank you for sharing this great story with us!

  11. It is wonderful that people take the time to bring light into sadden children's lives. Not just refugee but those facing medical procedures. That lightens my heart. Thanks for sharing and for being a part of #WATWB

  12. Children deserve to be children and to laugh. They are enduring so much this little moment of joy is so heartwarming. Thank you so much for sharing and being part of #WATWB! :)

  13. Fil, those Flying Seagulls are doing a wonderful thing to gladden the lives of children. Their costumes remind me of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival that I saw some years ago. Thanks for sharing Simon’s Still Stanza #WATWB


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