Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Power of Music

If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die” Shakespeare – Twelfth Night Music is a universal language that transcends boundaries and unites people. Doorway has … Continue reading

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J’s Song Lyrics – Another Room

(jml10 retains the copyright for these lyrics) Verse 1: You turn around, touch the ground when You’ve nowhere to go Fingers curled like chestnut buds In January snow. Roses bloom among the thorns That’s what the people say The only … Continue reading

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“We can do no great things, only small things with great love”

This post is not about somebody from North Wiltshire – it’s about somebody who lived near my origins in the South London / Surrey borders. And my main aim is to pay tribute to a remarkable lady who has recently … Continue reading

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How we began and other stories

It feels time for a blog, so here I am and after my first effort I thought it might be an  idea to put the creative writing group/sessions into context within the Doorway project. As so often happens its genesis … Continue reading

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Steve’s Story – Rough Sleeping, Heroin & Alcohol

In April 2009 Steve agreed to participate in an interview which was subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio Wiltshire. Steve was 32 at the time and had been sleeping rough in Chippenham for 3 years. He was also addicted to heroin … Continue reading

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Dreams Can Come True

After the success of the 2007 display, we once again decorated a tree at the Chippenham Methodist Circle’s Festival of Christmas Trees. Doorway’s theme, in 2008, was a continuation of the last year’s “Hopes and Wishes”. We wanted to celebrate … Continue reading

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Doorway – A Safe Place

This is all so new to me! Blogging what is all this about? If it helps spread the good work that Doorway does then Im all for it and I want to help spread the word. “I want people to … Continue reading

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