What's on in Lesbian Wellington


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. More info on facebook.

Next: Tuesday 28 February from 5pm at Gooling's Free Dive 14 Leeds 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 @ the Coasters dinners

LILAC has a service at the monthly Kapiti Coasters pot-luck dinners - two collective members go to each dinner laden with books, DVDs, magazines from the LILAC collections. Plus membership forms etc. so that women can join up and borrow. Check the LILAC website for more information, membership forms and the online catalogue.

Open Day at LILAC

LILAC is holding an open day to coincide with the Wellington Pride Festival.

  • Saturday 11 March, 11am - 2pm
  • at LILAC, level 2, 187 Willis St
  • light refreshments will be served

Women who are interested in joining LILAC - or just having a look around - are welcome to drop in. There is flat access from the street and a lift is available. Check LILAC's Location page for a map to help you find LILAC.

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.

  • next: Wednesday 22 February, 6.30 - 8.00 pm
  • the theme is food ... fiction, nonfiction, whatever ... somewhat broadly interpreted - more info on the Book Group's webpage
Tasting the Strange.

Celebration of a new book at LILAC

Join us to celebrate the release of Tasting the Strange, a new e-book by Robin Fleming.

  • Saturday 11 March, 2pm
  • at LILAC Lounge, level 2, 187 Willis St
  • light refreshments will be served

Robin will read extracts from her novel. There is more information about it on bookpublishing.co.nz. The flier for the event is also available.

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 on 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 ▶

Next: Sunday 12 March: Pride historical walk in Wellington

We will walk around central Wellington visiting sites significant in local lesbian history. Our guide will be Alison Laurie, who has led such walks in the past.
Meet outside the front of the Wellington railway station at 10am, and wear walking shoes.

The walk is part of the Wellington Pride Festival

Occasional drinks at Finns Bar, Paekakariki

Next: Friday 17 March, 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, 7.45pm on Wednesday nights. Taught by Christine White [$15 / person]. Contact sueestreet@actrix.co.nz or 021 435 830. The Les Ukes facebook group has the current chat.

Friday drinks at Blondinis

Fridays at Blondinis are on holiday until March

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.

Stitch & Butch

A weekly craft group, meeting on Mondays at 6:30pm - 8:00pm Bring along your necessary materials and you are in! And they do yarnbombing!

More information on the group's facebook page

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