What's on in Lesbian Wellington

Movie fundraiser: The Breaker Uppers

Join friends of Wellington Lesbian Radio for a special fundraiser at the Lighthouse Cuba St on Thursday 17 May, 6pm.

Taika Waititi presents The Breaker Upperers, a film by Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek
Another great film from Piki films -the producers of Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Boy

For a preview check out

Book your tickets by emailing: les.radio.welly@gmail.com
$25 waged
$20 unwaged
… and there will be a sweet treat for you when you pick up your tickets on the night


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.

Next: Friday 27 April from 5:30pm at Sisters Brewery and Fermentery cnr Ghuznee & Taranaki

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: Friday 27 April

Urzila Carlson: Loser

Tue 8 - Sun 13 May @ Tapere Nui (Big Theatre) corner of Cuba and Dixon Streets

Loser is almost always negative, I’ve lost my keys, a relative, my mind, money, dignity ... it’s only positive when you lose some weight. WHY? If you meet someone awesome would you not want there to be more of them? Why can your friends not see your fatness but your family and doctor can see nothing but your fatness? Why is losing so hard? The truth is, we’re all losers in some form and at some point the worst thing will happen ... more on the Comedy Festival webpage

LILAC library

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 Club.

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 25 April, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • featuring books by and about Dorothy Alison ... more info on the Book Group's webpage

Kapiti lesbians dining out

Potlucks are held on the Kapiti 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.

LILAC has a Kapiti service - bringing books, DVDs etc plus membership forms - to the monthly dinners so that women can join the library and borrow. Check the LILAC website for more information.

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 13 May: Korokoro Stream Track

We will assemble at the Cornish Street entrance to the Park at 10.30 am. The track is at the south end of Belmont Regional Park, west of Petone - see the map on the Overlanders page. The track follows an old steel pipeline from the Cornish Street entrance upstream through mature and regenerating bush to the Korokoro Dam.
Walking time ca. 3 hours there and back, with a break for lunch of course. It is an easy walk (the steeper bits have steps) and is somewhat sheltered from the weather. Wear/carry clothing appropriate for the weather (including a parka), and footwear for some muddy bits. Bring lunch and drink in your backpack.

Getting there:
Catch the 10.05 train from Wellington to Petone (or the 9:30 train from Upper HUtt) then walk across the pedestrian overbridge, south along Pito-One Road, then to the end of Cornish St.
Driving from Wellington: take the Petone foreshore exit from SH2, then drive north parallel to the hills, past the end of Jackson St. Take the overbridge to Korokoro, then hard left into Pito-One Road, south to Cornish St.
Driving south on SH2: exit into the Petone Station carpark, drive over the new overbridge to Pito-One Road, then south to Cornish St.
Trip leaders Mary 027 621270, Ellen 027 2094004

Occasional drinks at Finns Bar, Paekakariki

Next: Friday 18 May, from 5.30 pm
[the 3rd Friday of the month]
If you want to stay for dinner phone Finns and book a place with Sally's group.

Les Ukes - ukelele lessons

Ukulele lessons in a queer / women's setting. Currently running in Tawa, 7.30pm on Teusday evenings. Taught by Christine White [$15 / person]. Contact sueestreet@actrix.co.nz or 021 435 830. The Les Ukes facebook group has the current chat.

Lemon Tea - Single Dining

Wellington and districts Single Queer Female Dinner group ... open to all women who love woman and identify themselves as lesbian, bi or transgender. Non discriminatory and non judgemental.
Join the facebook group for more information, or email singles@lesbian.net.nz.

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.

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