What's on in Lesbian Wellington

British Film Festival

... is coming to Wellington and there are a couple of movies of interest:

Tell it to the Bees
Tell it to the bees.
A single mother Lydia (Holliday Grainger) who is abandoned by her husband, meets the village's doctor Jean Markham (Anna Paquin) when Lydia's son Charlie is taken under the doctor's care. When Lydia and Charlie lose their home Jean invites them to stay in her home ...
Light House Petone Penthouse Brooklyn
Cancelled ... SAD ... but on Netflix
Vita & Virginia
Vita & Virginia.
The story of the passionate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), and the enigmatic aristocrat Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton).
Light House Petone Tues 5 Nov 6pm
Penthouse Brooklyn Wed 6 Nov 11.10am, Tues 12 Nov 6pm

Occasional drinks at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki

Next: Friday 15 November from 5.30 pm
If you want to stay for dinner phone Finns and book a place with Sally's group.

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 22 November

COVEN - a Party for Women and Gender Minorities.

COVEN - a Party for Women and Gender Minorities

Saturday 23 November 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 Aotearoa's best aural enchanters. It'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.

Polari-Fantabulosa!

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 29 November from 5:30pm at The Ballroom, 68 Courtenay Place ... pool night!

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.

LILAC has a Kāpiti 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 8th December: Trelissick Park, Ngaio area

... details to come

The Little Boys' Room: A Drag King Cabaret.

The Little Boys' Room: A Drag King Cabaret

Saturday 30 November 8pm @ Fringe Bar, Allen St.

Welcome to The Little Boys' Room! A drag king spectacular that's sure to bring you some sweet relief. Come on in, lock the door and prepare for your favourite faux show boys - unzipped and exposed like never before ... more info and tickets on eventfinda.

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:

Out in the Women's Weeklies.

Out in the Women's Weeklies - exhibition at LILAC

The current exhibition at LILAC is clippings from Sue Alexander's collection that illustrate some of the ways in which Lesbians have been portrayed in the "straight" print media, mainly in popular magazines over the period from early 1983 to December 2013. Some stories are outrageous, others more modest. You'll be sure to find a snippet or several that resonate with your own experiences.

Les Ukes - ukelele lessons

Ukulele lessons in a queer / women's setting. Currently meeting in Tawa or the Hutt - check the Les Ukes facebook group, 7.30pm on Wednesday evenings. Taught by Christine White [$15 / person]. Contact sueestreet@actrix.co.nz or 021 435 830.

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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