What's on in Lesbian Wellington


Occasional drinks at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki

Held on the third Friday of the month (usually) at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki
next: Friday 21 February from 5.30 pm

Please phone Finns and add you name to Sally’s table 04 292 8081 or email finnskapiti@xtra.co.nz and book a seat at Sally's table if you intend staying for dinner. It is a busy place and helps the staff if they can reserve the right sized table.

Spies and Lies.

Spies and Lies - a talk by Julie Glamuzina

Wednesday 26 February 6:30pm @ LILAC, level 2, 187 Willis St

LILAC welcomes the return of lesbian author Julie Glamuzina to LILAC and Pride Wellington talking about her forthcoming book Spies and Lies - about Dr Hjelmar von Dannevill, the only woman incarcerated on Matiu/Somes Island during World War I. Supposedly a spy, but ultimately imprisoned because of her relationship with another woman, she was in fact a woman of her times, a lesbian, global traveller, health advocate - and much more. More info on the event webpage


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: Pride Polari Friday 28 February from 5.30 pm @ at Heyday Beer Co, Upper Cuba St. Cuba St.

Friday drinks at Blondinis

A relaxing gathering every second and fourth Friday (usually) 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 28 February

Lesbian Overland and Café Club

LOCC is the social walking group for vaguely active lesbians and slightly fitter women. Not a serious tramping group, but there is one "club" rule: walk some before retiring to a café  more ▶


Sunday 8th March: Zealandia

A ramble in Zealandia, Wellington's amazing wildlife sanctuary. This season's chicks will have fledged and be learning their adult songs, tuatara and lizards may be out sunning themselves, and we can learn about recent arrivals in the sanctuary. Plus a visit to the Overlanders seat in the sanctuary. See the map of Zealandia on the city council's website.
Maximum admission charges will be $21 (adult) or $18 (concession), and we’re hoping to reduce that as Sanctuary members can take in up to 5 friends for half the adult price. So Sanctuary members please come with your membership card and help spread the love.

Bring lunch and drink in your backpack, your hiking pole if you have one, and wear sturdy sneakers. Moderate fitness required as there be hills. No dogs!

Meet in the Zealandia carpark (end of Waiapu Road) near the entrance at 10:30am
Getting there: Catch the no. 2 bus - 10:06 Courtenay Place, 10:16 Lamptom Quay. Get off at the first stop after the tunnel, walk back to Waiapu Rd, and follow the Zealandia signs down to the end of Waiapu Road.
Car pooling from the railway station may be available by prior arrangement with the trip leader (Ellen 027 2094004}

This walk will be part of the Wellington Pride Festival 2020

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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.

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.

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. 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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