First Do No Harm

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First Do No Harm
Helen Seymour

First Do No Harm, online, 27 November–13 December 2020, free entry - Visit now

Created by poet Helen Seymour, First Do No Harm is a spoken word film exploring how doctors’ words translate to the patient they are treating.

In this piece, Seymour draws on her own lived experience of disability and of being a patient. This innovative poetry work – using striking visuals, soundscape and real-life patient stories – will reveal an experience that so many can relate to, but that is so often hidden.

Additional partners on the project are Apples and Snakes, Britain’s leading spoken word poetry organisation, and Drawn Poorly Zine, whose online community of disabled followers have informed the piece by submitting their own patient experiences.

First Do No Harm will be available on recurring dates throughout the festival, from November 27 until December 13.


First Do No Harm, online

27 November–13 December 2020
Free entry


  • Audio Described
  • British Sign Language
  • Captioned

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