He lives at the seaside in the beautiful county of Somerset and is therefore lucky to never be short of wonderful countryside and coastline to walk. These are the places which give him the time and space to think, reflect and create new work.
Our lives are woven by narrative and we all have stories. Often those tales never reach an audience, remaining within the close confines of family and friends. Stories of love and loss, stories of brave deeds and selfless actions, happy stories, sad stories, profound stories and prosaic stories, we all have stories!
The Nightingale Quarter is an account of Dave Eldergill's training as a nurse in the 1980's when he was fortunate to encounter and talk to so many different people, people whose lives had traversed the 20th century and been impacted by the unfolding of its history, people with stories to tell
Dave's writing made me laugh in places and feel sad in others. I found myself nodding in agreement with so many of Dave's observations.
A very enjoyable read.
Review by S M Woolley 13th May 2018
Informative and thought provoking, an all round good read!
Review by All Things Tech 23rd April 2018
From a wind swept and rainy Studland beach in February to
30 degree Devon sunshine in July, Dave Eldergill's 700 mile journey around the South West Coast Path back to his home in Somerset is an artists experience of walking the along the boundary.
Weaving song lyrics, art work and childhood memories with the ever present spectacular scenery of the South West Coast this is a beautiful and poignant meditation on love, life and loss.