Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Festival Place Shopping Centre, 19–20 Westminster House, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7LS
  • Telephone 01256 478670
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 8.30am–6.30pm; Sat 8.30am–4.30pm; Sun 11am–3pm.
  • Seasonal times Closed public holidays.
  • Email
  • Website www3.hants.gov.uk/library/…
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Britain on Film: LGBT Britain

  • UK
  • 1h 24min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Various
  • Written by: Various
  • Cast: Various

A series of films spanning 1909–1994 documenting LGBT history from crime to pride.

Sat 17 Feb

Free / 01256 478670

Charlie's Storytelling Party

Singing, storytelling and more with children's entertainer Charlie Sanderson.

Mon 12 Feb

£3.75 / 023 8027 6098

  • 10:00 – 10:45
  • 11:15 – 12:00

Design & Make for Spring

Get ready for spring with this textiles workshop for children aged 5–12. Create your own T-shirt design using fabric paints and embellishments.

Thu 12 Apr

£5 accompanying adult free / 01256 478670

Discover the World’s Largest Telescope Under Construction

Dave Shave-Wall, of Basingstoke Astronomical Society, discusses the Extremely Large Telescope and the fantastic science and engineering challenges behind it.

Wed 14 Mar

£3.50–£7 / 01256 478670

Part of British Science Week 2018 .

Fiction for all Tastes: Writing Workshop

A writing workshop led by two award winning authors, writing in very different genres, who explore the ideas behind their books and share tips on the writing process, current developments, social media and getting published through a mixture of talk, discussion and writing exercises.

Sat 3 Mar

£15 / 01256 478670

Get Creative with Cosplay

Members of the Basingstoke Cosplay Collective explore a range of different techniques and materials to inspire you to make your own costumes in this very visual demonstration. Booking is essential.

Wed 14 Mar

£3.50–£7 / 01256 478670

Part of British Science Week 2018 .

Gravitational Waves: A new window to the universe

A talk on gravitational waves with Emma Osborne of the University of Southampton.

Wed 14 Mar

£3.50 / 01256 478670

National Garden Scheme

Mark Porter, Hampshire County Organiser of the National Garden Scheme, talks about the history of the charity, where the funds raised go to and many of the wonderful gardens across the county that are opened for the scheme.

Tue 17 Apr

£5 / 01256 478670

Northanger Abbey, Adaptation and the Gothic Novel

Cyphers Theatre Company provide an insight into the process of adapting Jane Austen’s gothic satire, Northanger Abbey, for the stage. Including readings from the Gothic novels that inspired Austen, as well as extracts from Cyphers’ own stage adaptation, the evening charts the journey from Gothic literature through Austen…

Wed 7 Feb

£7 / 01256 478670

The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who

A discussion on the scientific concepts in Doctor Who with writer Simon Guerrier and astronomer Dr Marek Kukula.

Wed 14 Mar

£5 (£7 for this talk and a ticket for an earlier Science Evening talk) / 01256 478670

Part of British Science Week 2018.

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