Blackwater Valley Wind Quintet at The Poppy Factory

Enjoy an eclectic performance by a group of professional wind players in the unique surroundings of The Poppy Factory.

Blackwater Valley Wind Quintet will bring their diverse and well-honed repertoire – ranging from George Gershwin and Scott Joplin to The Beatles and Ralph Vaughan Williams – to our visitor centre in Richmond on the afternoon of September 16.

Book tickets for an intimate concert by the quintet at 12.30pm, followed by a hosted discovery session about The Poppy Factory. Tea, coffee and artisan cakes will be available to buy in the café area on the day.

All proceeds will go towards the charity’s employment service, helping veterans with health conditions across England and Wales to transform their lives.

Blackwater Valley Wind Quintet share a music teaching background in Surrey and Hampshire. As well as playing and performing together regularly, its members perform individually and in many other groups and orchestras. They are Barbara Sykes (Flute), Jane Cleaver (Oboe), Andy Norris (Clarinet), Tim Jones (Horn) and Paula Burton (Bassoon).

Book tickets here.

By completing your booking, you agree to accept our terms and conditions.

We are also offering a separate group booking slot for our visitor centre at 10.30am on September 16. To reserve this slot for a group of 25+, please email

Our Executive Members

By @Cobseo 54 years ago

Afghanistan support

In light of recent events in Afghanistan, please find information and support resources here