Poppy Fields is a heritage project communicated through storytelling and the performing and visual arts. Over the course of the project in 2014, Valise Noire have been researching and uncovering World War 1 stories from the Poole and Bournemouth areas as part of this commemorative project.

Research has been carried out at Poole and Dorset History Centres, The Imperial War Museum London as well as uncovering local stories first hand.

The historical research manifested in artefacts, photographs, letters and newspaper articles from the First World War. These were then reproduced and used in the performances as props, in installations, physical and visual ways of passing on information to the audience, projections and as a departure for storytelling in schools.