Experience the work of St Albans Cathedral's first poet-in-residence in this exhibition of words and verse. Dan Simpson has explored our unique space's past and present, people and architecture, stories and memories - to create a poetically written record of this place. Read extracts of the poems around the Cathedral on your own poetry walking tour! 

About Dan

Dan Simpson, the Cathedral's current poet-in-residence, is a writer, performer, producer, and educator. He makes highly engaging and contemporary work that is entertaining, intelligent, and thought-provoking. His subjects include science and technology; history and place; art and culture; people and poetry. 

A former Canterbury Laureate, Dan has been Poet-in-Residence at Glastonbury Festival, Waterloo Station, National Trust Stowe, Imperial College London, and St Albans Cathedral. His two collections of poetry are Applied Mathematics and Totally Cultured (Burning Eye Books) - with the latter touring to 15 UK cities. Dan has performed around the world including at Glastonbury Festival, Chicago’s Uptown Poetry Slam, Sofar Sounds Auckland, and on the BBC. He has taken five solo shows to Edinburgh Fringe and won commissions from Southbank Centre, Free Word, and Corinium Museum.

The Lifting Light exhibition is kindly supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.