Turner Contemporary

Poet-in-residence for the webcam which was Turner Contemporary’s response to the Covid 19 lockdown, July 2019.

Frequency Festival

Poet-in-Residence for Lincoln’s digital arts festival, 2019.

Your England

A collection of poems about people and places in England which tell a history of the country. Supported by a grant from Arts Council England.

Published by Chalk Line Press

Heroism, Hardship & Victory

A poem about a forgotten Penrith soldier in this local history book about the First World War.

Published by Penrith Remembers 2017

Pop Up Culture In Southampton

A report into the arts-led activation and regeneration of empty spaces in Southampton.

Published by Culture Southampton, 2017

The Dreamland Trilogy

A three part history of Dreamland, Margate – Pleasure Gardens, Circus and Dreamland. Co-written with a 300-year-old Margate lady.

Published by Dreamland Trust, 2016-19

It’s All About The Road

A complete history of Stoke-on-Trent, from the Ice Age to 30 years in the future, told through stories collected on one road in the city.

Published by Appetite, June 2015

Sample chapters: The Villas Vampire and The Lost Canal

Pop Up Business For Dummies

The definitive guide to opening a pop up shop or business.

Published November 2012, Wiley.

Once In A Lifetime

An essay in this book about Christchurch, New Zealand, post-earthquake.

Published Freerange Press August 2014

Pop Up People

A report into the people activating empty shops across the UK.

Published in January 2012, by Revolutionary Arts, funded by Arts Council England.

The Caravan Gallery – Is Britain Great 3

Introductory essay, looking at the history of picture postcards.

Published by Cornerhouse and The Caravan Gallery, 2011.

Empty Shops Toolkit

A guide to how museums, libraries and arts organisations can activate empty shops.

Published by the Living Places programme, funded by MLA/ Arts Council England.

Empty Shops Workbook

An introduction to the creative reuse of empty shops and other town centre spaces.

Published by the Meanwhile Project.

Ragged Edges

An anthology of five Sussex poets.

Published by Revolutionary Arts.

Dan has written for The Independent, The Guardian, New Start, a-n Magazine, Mollie Makes, Computer Arts, Worthing Herald, The Argus and others. 

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