What's on in Lesbian Wellington

Bloomsbury Women and the Wild Colonial Girl.

LILAC fundraiser @ Circa: Bloomsbury Women and the Wild Colonial Girl

By Lorae Parry; Director: Susan Wilson

Come and join LILAC and friends for a special fundraiser at Circa on Tuesday 21st August, 7.30pm - all tickets just $45

From the words of Mansfield, Woolf & friends
A witty look at love, life and literature

"Life never become a habit to me, it is always a marvel." K.M.

It would be great to see you there - LILAC really appreciates your support! Please deposit/transfer your ticket payment into the LILAC bank account: Westpac 030502 0030496 00 using your name and “Circa” as the reference; then email librarian.lesbian.net.nz to confirm your booking. Tickets can be collected at the door from 6.30pm.

Occasional drinks at Finns Bar, Paekakariki

Next: Friday 20 July, 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.

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 27 July from 5:30pm at Chooky’s Pub & Pantry 195 Cuba St

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 July, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • featuring Books to Movies - those featured in the Film Festival ... more info on the Book Group's webpage

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 July ... maybe - it's the opening night for the film festival so we may call it off

Kapiti lesbians dining out

Potlucks are held on the Kapiti Coast, usually on the first Saturday ... usually 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 12 August: Dry Creek, Haywards

A circuit at the northern end of Belmont Regional Park from the carpark at the bottom of Haywards Hill SH58. This walk goes uphill in bush, then emerging onto the ridgeline. We can walk on to Boulder hill if the weather and our energy allows - fab views etc, then return through the bush on a different track. This is about 3.5 hours return.
Meet at the front of the Wellington Railway Station 10am to car pool, or at the walk start by 10.30 - it is near the junction of SH2 and SH 58 at the foot of the Haywards hill. See the map on the Overlanders page for location.
Trip leader Mary txt 027 6261271; contact Ellen (04) 566 0140 or txt 027 2094004 by Saturday evening for transport/car pooling from Wellington; txt Linda 027 442 8563 for car pooling from Kapiti.

Les Ukes - ukelele lessons

Ukulele lessons in a queer / women's setting. Currently running in Tawa, 7.30pm on Wednesday 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.

Naked Girls Reading.

Naked Girls Reading - the Food Edition

Sat 18 August 8pm, Fringe Bar, 26 Allen St.

Lick your lips, dampen your napkins and prepare for the veritable feast that is Naked Girls Reading: The Food Edition! More info and tix at eventfinda

And later ...

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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