What's on in Lesbian Wellington

Topp Twins exhibition.

The Topp Twins - an exhibition for New Zealand

20 May – 29 October 2017

An exhibition to celebrate the outstanding contribution these inspiring women make to our nation’s social, cultural and political landscape. The exhibition is designed to tour the country ... so let's hope it does. In the meantime get to Palmy to see it if you can. More info on temanawa.co.nz.

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.

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.

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 28 June, 6.30 - 8.00 pm
  • featuring Biography and Autobiography - more info on the Book Group's webpage

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 9 July: 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 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 to Petone, 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 leader Ellen 027 2094004

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 14 July

Occasional drinks at Finns Bar, Paekakariki

Next: Friday 21 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.

Latest ... Polari is taking a wee break ... so head for Blondinis for Friday drinks

Les Ukes - ukelele lessons

Ukulele lessons in a queer / women's setting. Currently running in Tawa, 7.45pm 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.

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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