GAF is an arts and heritage, not for profit, charity serving the Hamble River valley.

Visual Arts

Sculpture Class

GAF Organises  Exhibitions, Talks and Workshops on a range of Arts and Heritage subjects.


Pirates of Penzance

Performances of national and local artists as well as presenting its own operatic productions


Old Bursledon

In addition to preserving the Grade II listed GAF Centre, GAF runs Heritage events and maintains a local heritage photographic archive


Coffee Mornings

GAF is located in the village of Old Bursledon and runs a range of activities for the community to help boost social inclusion, stimulate minds and artistry, 

News and Forthcoming Events

Please show consideration to our neighbours when parking at events.

For more details and booking
(click here)

Bursledon Bells

Bursledon Bells

It was so lovely to be able to meet again. We’d missed each other and the bells during lockdown. We were less rusty than we’d expected and at the moment are practising a new piece to celebrate the Queen’s jubilee and also the National Anthem. We still play the old favourites too, just for fun. We played at a GAF coffee morning recently but sadly the Buttercups play school couldn’t be there because of Covid. Two new members joined us when we started up again, one who could already play and one for whom it was completely new; we were glad to welcome them to our group. If you’d like to know any more, then ring Jenny on 02380 403153 or Diana on 02380 404132. We meet on Monday mornings at 10.30 a.m

Diana Sneezum

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the annual GAF Plant Sale will not take place in the GAF Centre this year.

However, donated plants will be sold outside The Old Post Office, High Street, Bursledon, SO31 8DJ, (opposite the ‘Triangle’) from 14th May for 2 weeks.  So if you are walking or driving along the High Street, stop and buy some plants!!

We would be pleased to receive donations of plants from Tuesday 10th May. Please contact Jenny Leeves to arrange delivery  – 02380 403153

Future Events

Come and Sing was postponed but will now take place on

Saturday 17 September – details to follow

Watch out for:-Hampshire Open Studios, GAF’s annual exhibition.The Friends’ Private View will take place on Friday 19 August and the GAF Centre will be open for general viewing from Saturday 20 to Monday 29 August 1.00pm-5.00pm.  There will be a special tea and cake day at GAF on Saturday 27 August in conjunction with the Vine’s Classic Car exhibition in the High Street with a performance from the Newport Band.

  Lottery         Winners
 The first draw of the 2022-23 season was held at the end of March and the lucky winners were Bill Curry who won £30 and Margaret Dowman £20. The next draw will be at the end of May.

Regular Events

Coffee Morning

Come and meet friends over a coffee and cake.

Every Friday
10.30am to 12.00 noon
Refreshments on sale

Watercolour Classes

Would you like to learn to paint

Kirstin White runs these independent watercolour classes in the GAF Centre on a Tuesday afternoon.

Above is the link for the class at GAF

The dates for next half term are:-June 7th – July 19th ( 7 weeks )


Tuesday 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm

Craft Group

Bring your craft along whether its card-making, sewing, knitting or something completely different!!!

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. 2.00pm to 4.00pm
£3 per session inc refreshments


‘Scribblers’ is a small group of people who enjoy writing for pleasure. 

Meet on the second Thursday every month
2.30pm to 4.30pm
Cost £3

Book Club

The Book Club meets to share the joy of books.

Every 1st Wednesday of the month
2.30 pm to 4.30 pm
£3 per session includes inc refresments

For GAF’s Covid policy please click here