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MakerSpace: Open Evening and Social at Wetherspoons
Members of Basingstoke Friends who like practical technology are invited to try out something new at the Basingstoke Makerspace Open Evening from 7.00pm. For more details about Basingstoke MakerSpace, see their web site below: You will find Basingstoke Makerspace in their new premises at Maritime House. This is the old Royal Naval Association club building which they have recently taken over. Look for the flat roofed building on New Road behind the Top of Town area just past the Council Offices. What they will be doing ... Weekly open evening is when you can come along and chat about your projects and what you would like to achieve. What to bring ... Bring your ideas and projects to work on. Important to know ... If you park here you need to display a permit. Park if there is space and ask for a permit to display. If you are a paying member you can keep the permit. SOCIAL AT MAIDENHEAD INN, WINCHESTER STREET Afterwards we join up with the Basingstoke Makerspace members in the Maidenhead Wetherspoons pub from around 9.00pm for a drink and a chat. We are normally somewhere near the front of the pub ... look for the Basingstoke Friends table sign. Kevin Roche is your host for the evening. He will be able to answer any questions you have on how to become a member of the Makerspace.

Maritime House

65 New Road · Basingstoke

What we're about

Central Hampshire's IVC Community - The Chic Place for Social and Leisure Activities

Great People, Great Activities and Great Value!

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Basingstoke Friends IVC Group is a well-established not-for-profit social and activities club for professional & like-minded people living or working in Central and North Hampshire, UK.

We currently have around 25 members aged mid-twenties to mid-sixties, but there are no age limits, everyone is welcome.

Basingstoke Friends IVC Group full members arrange several events every month throughout Central and North Hampshire and occasionally further afield. There's a wide range to choose from: Pub Meetups, Meals Out, Live Music, Theatre, Cinema, Curry Nights, Country Walks, Cycling, Games & much more. Of course, if there's something particular you'd like to do, become a full member and host an event yourself!

Full membership has many benefits and is just £15 per year. It provides access to a national organisation. You can see and join events from other IVC groups around the country, such as great value holidays and weekends away, so you can extend your social life even further.

To subscribe to full membership click "Join us". You will then receive full joining instructions including options for paying your £15 annual membership. To join you will need to supply contact details (including name and address) to satisfy our insurers and place a photo of just yourself on your profile. Please be assured, your details are held safely off-line and you will not receive spam or junk mail. If this is your first time clicking “Join us” for Basingstoke Friends IVC Group you automatically receive 3 months trial membership.

Please RSVP “Yes” when you plan to visit us so we can look out for you. For the enjoyment of everybody (so that people aren’t searching for you), please amend your RSVP if you cannot attend, giving as much notice as you can.


We are the main sponsor and organisers for the Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique as our science interest group ( ). Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore and debate the latest ideas in science and technology.


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