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Keys to the Golden City

Nick Thomas | 27.07.2010 11:22

Keys to the Golden City is a performance by musician Vicki Burke – an evening of harp, song and journeys – on Friday 30th July at 7pm. It takes place at the Pierian Centre – and is an extraordinary mix of music and personal exploration.
Keys to the Golden City takes the form of a Musical Journey around the Cosmos – an evening in which Vicki probes the links between our journey around the seasonal year, journeys in our life and our lifetime journey. Creating cycles within cycles Vicki weaves them, with song, into the idea that our mind, body and soul, as a map of the cosmos, holds the key to a greater understanding of ourselves.

Vicki Burke is a musician, music teacher and music healer. She has played clarinet since the age of seven, and she plays saxophone with bands like Flash Harry and Up, Bustle & Out – but she now concentrates on the harp. Keith Warmington reviewed her recent CD Sutura on Radio Bristol. “It's no mean feat to move from sax to harp,” he said, “but Vicki Burke pulls it off beautifully! The music from Sutura stayed with me long after the CD had finished.”

The performance brings together two sides of Vicki’s work. “Keys to the Golden City is the culmination of 11 years of working with healing and sound,” she says, “but it’s also the result of discoveries I’ve made more recently in some inspiring workshops – discoveries about the links between the astrological and chakra journeys. I’ve learned to listen to the music and wisdom we carry inside us, giving each of us access to the keys to our own golden city – a place to reconnect with the oneness of everything.”

Keys to the Golden City takes place at the Pierian Centre, 27 Portland Square, St Pauls, Bristol BS2 8SA. The performance is at 7pm on Friday 30th July – and costs £5 and £2.50 concessions. For bookings contact the Pierian Centre on 0117 924 4512 or For more information about Keys to the Golden City contact 01761 452284 or

Nick Thomas
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