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.

Salty Sea Dogs

“Southampton Salty Sea Dogs are a men’s sea shanty group formed in 2015. Come and listen to them at the GAF centre on Saturday 2nd March at 7:30 Price £10

Further details  (click here)

The Mikado

GAF will present their production of “The Mikado” at the Village Hall. March 13th – 16th at 7:30.

Tickets: Adult £16, Child £8

Further details  (click here) 

To purchase tickets (click here)

Future Events

Thursday 11th April: Cheryl Butler is giving a talk on “Southampton during World War 2 at the GAF centre 7:30 pm
Further details to follow.

3rd to 4th May: GAF will be holding their annual plant sale at the GAF centre.
Further details to follow.

In may or June GAF are intending holding their own picture exhibition.
Further details and date to follow.

A Photographic exhibition is planned. Details and date to follow

Regular Events

Coffee Morning

Come and meet friends over a coffee and cake.

Every Friday
10.30am to 12.00 noon
Refreshments on sale

Bursledon Bells

 A group who play hand bells.

Every Monday
10.30am to 12.00 Noon

GAF Local History Group

The Group aim to meet five times a year with talks mainly on local history

The GAF Bursledon Local History Group are making plans to hold their meetings at the GAF centre. The group hope to meet 5 times a year in  February, April, June and September, November, on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. 

15th February will be a talk on “St. Leonards Church” at 7:00 Pay at the door Price £3.00

For Information (Click here)

For more information please contact  Jeff Martin by email on

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 more information on any of our Regular Groups please come along to the GAF Centre on the day or email

Non GAF Events at the GAF Centre

Jo Munford is holding a “Glass Workshop” at the GAF centre. Two sessions are available on Saturday 24th February, and Saturday 23rd March, both 10am-4pm. Cost £135 per session.

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