COVEN - a Party for Queer Women and Gender Minorities
Saturday 30 March 8pm @ Ivy Bar, 49 Cuba St
Gather around the cauldron, witches, because COVEN is back.
It's a sapphic seance, a butch bewitching, a homosexual hexing. COVEN is a big queer party for for women and gender minorities, featuring devilishly good DJS, delicious boozy potions and spellbinding live music from some of Aotearoaâ€™s best aural enchanters. Itâ€™s a gathering; a space to relax, bond, cast a curse or two or dance up a storm for the goddesses. So come make some magic with us ... more on facebook.
LILAC - the Lesbian Library
LILAC is a lending library for lesbians and queer women with a great selection of books, DVDs and magazines. It is at 187 Willis Street, 2nd floor (flat access from the street, lift). More info on the LILAC website at lilac.lesbian.net.nz including an online catalogue.
LILAC is open:
- Wednesdays 5.30-7.30 pm
- Thursdays 11 am-2 pm
- Saturdays 11 am-2 pm
LILAC Book Group
The LILAC Book Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the LILAC Library. Tea and coffee are available and there may be cake. Come and join us to share a relaxing evening (re)discovering a range of lesbian literature.
- Wednesday 27 March, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
- featuring New Zealand fiction ... more info on the Book Group's webpage
Retro Lesbian Cards Exhibition launch
Wed 3rd March 6pm, LILAC Lounge, 187 Willis St
LILAC's next art exhibition is a display of lesbian postcards, greeting cards and cartoons
from a bygone era - from New Zealand and overseas - from Sue Alexander's collection.
Sue will give a brief introduction to the exhibition. Light refreshments - wine and cheese etc.
Admission by koha
Visit LILAC's website for a sample of images of the cards.
Friday drinks at Blondinis
A relaxing gathering every second and fourth Friday upstairs at the Embassy Cinema on Kent Terrace from 5.30 to approximately 7pm. Just come along and look for a likely looking group of women and join us.
Next: 12 April
Lesbian Overland and Café Club
LOCC is the social walking group for vaguely active lesbians and slightly fitter women. Not a tramping group, but there is one "club" rule: walk some before retiring to a café more ▶
Sunday 14th April: Battle Hill
A strenuous 4 hour walk of the Transmission Gully-Puketiro Loop track in the Battle
Hill Forest Park. There are great views of the Pauatahanui Inlet and the South Island
from the tops on a clear day. There are also shorter walks in the Park for those
who would prefer that option. See the Regional Council webpage for more information about walks in the Park.
Bring lunch and drink in your backpack, and a change of footwear as there is a wee stream to cross near the end of the walk. Dress for the weather and take warm clothing - the hilltops are exposed to strong winds.
Meet: 9am in front of Wellington railway station for car pooling, 9.30am at the café at Pauatahanui village, 10.15am at the Battle Hill car park, Paekakariki Hill Road.
Leader: Lainey 027 3039006 - please text early on the day or the night before if you are coming.
Occasional drinks at Finns Bar, Paekakariki
Next: Friday 12 April from 5.30 pm ... a week early to avoid Easter
If you want to stay for dinner phone Finns and book a place with Sally's group.
Kāpiti lesbians dining out
Potlucks are held on the Kāpiti Coast, usually on the first Saturday of the month. Lesbians from any area is welcome to attend - bring a mains or dessert to share, beverage of your choice. Singles and couples are welcome, as are visiting lesbians. The dates and venues are advertised via Leonie's email list.
Polari - Fantabulosa!
Polari is a queer inclusive cocktail party held at a different style-y bar in Wellington on a Friday late in the month. Keep an eye on the facebook page for the next date.
Naked Girls Reading
Saturday 13 April 8pm @ Fringe Bar, 28 Allen St
Naked Girls Reading is exactly what is sounds like! Completely naked women reading literature aloud. It's a sexy book club, a sapphic slumber party, a sumptuous and scandalous event sure to arouse, educate and entertain all at once. Come along to experience the ancient and beautiful art of storytelling ... more on facebook.
Stitch and Butch
A group of fun supportive queer folk who enjoy being crafty with yarn (while
yarning craftily). Their creations adorn bike stands and bollards around the CBD and
they are always preparing for their next splash of colour to brighten our city.
They meet Mondays, 6-8 pm at at St Andrews on the Terrace in the Rainbow Room on the second floor. Cost – koha.
Bring along your own project – their knowledge can solve many problems, or contribute
to their collective work. Or come just for some friendly company and a cup of tea (sometimes
there is even cake!)
They welcome donations of wool, yarn or thread. And they can find ways to recycle clothes and kitchen excess when you de-clutter. ... check their facebook page.
Social media groups
- Wellington Rainbow Families
- Aotearoa New Zealand Queer Herstories
- NZ Lesbians Social Group - lots of chat ...
- Femme Club - social events for femmes and friends.
- Hutt/Wellington social group for lesbian & bisexual women
- Rainbow families NZ - a friendly forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents, prospective parents, and their families
- plus a list of LGBTQ groups on our Rainbow page