Helen Seymour


Portrait of Helen Seymour

Helen Seymour is a Spoken-Word-Artist-Human-Poet-Performance-Writer-Person.  

She has written and performed two spoken word/theatre/comedy shows across the UK, both of which were directed by Hannah Silva. Helen Highwater received R&D funding from Arts Council England in 2019, and was performed at the Southbank Centre the same year. Helen’s first show To Helen Back also secured R&D funding from ACE and went on to tour with house and Creative Arts East to 25 venues in total. To Helen Back was nominated for New Writing South’s Best New Play at Brighton Fringe 2017.  

Helen won Gold Award in the Creative Future Literacy Awards 2017 for her poem Crack and was shortlisted for the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship in 2019.  She is based in Canterbury, Kent. She is also disabled and proud to be contributing to a more diverse arts sector. If she wasn’t doing this, she thinks she’d be a gravedigger. 

For this commission she will be working with performance and spoken word organisation, Apples and Snakes, as well as the zine, Drawn Poorly

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