What's on in Lesbian Wellington

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 26 July

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 26 July from 5:30pm at Whistling Sisters Brewery and Fermentery, corner Ghuznee &amo; Taranaki

Fat Girls* Dance Club

Wednesdays 7-8:30pm, Te Auaha, NZ Institute of Creativity, 65 Dixon Street

Fat Girls* Dance Club is exactly what it say: it’s a space to move joyfully, sweat, laugh and learn in an environment that celebrates and accommodates fat bodies. The first block of seven ninety-minute classes runs until 7 August at Te Auaha dance studios. All classes are upbeat, entry-level, educational and run by fellow fat babes. More information and tickets on Eventfinder.

Out in the Women's Weeklies - event at LILAC

Wed 21st August 6:30pm, LILAC Lounge, 187 Willis St

Come along and hear Sue Alexander's fascinating account of her clippings collection, Out in the Women's Weeklies. Sue will illustrate some of the ways in which Lesbians are portrayed in the "straight" print media, mainly in popular magazines.

Some stories are outrageous, others more modest. You'll be sure to find a snippet or several that resonate with your own experiences.

Examples from her collection, spanning from the 1960s to present day, will be displayed on LILAC's walls.

Come and join us for some wine, nibbles and fun! Entry by koha ... event 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 ▶

Sunday 11th August: Hutt riverbank, Dowse to the sea return

An easy walk down one side of the river to Hikoikoi Reserve at the eastern end of Petone beach. After lunch we will stroll back along the other riverbank to the Dowse for coffee and a look around the gallery. This is an ideal walk for beginners or the not so fit.
Meet outside the Dowse [cnr Stevens Grove, Laings Rd and Myrtle St] at 10.30am (or get there early for a pre walk coffee).
Getting there: Catch the no. 83 Eastbourne bus to Queensgate leaving Courtenay Place at 9.45am [via Lampton Quay and Wellington Station]. There is parking available at the Dowse if needed.
Bring lunch and a drink and dress for the weather.
Trip leaders: Ellen 027 2094004 & Mary 027 6261271

Occasional drinks at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki

Next: Friday 16 August from 5.30 pm
If you want to stay for dinner phone Finns and book a place with Sally's group.

Naked Girls Reading.

Naked Girls Reading

Saturday 17 August 8pm @ Fringe Bar, 28 Allen St

Naked Girls Reading is exactly what is sounds like! Completely naked women reading literature aloud. It's a sexy book club, a sapphic slumber party, a sumptuous and scandalous event sure to arouse, educate and entertain all at once. Come along to experience the ancient and beautiful art of storytelling ... more on facebook.

The Pink Hammer

The Pink Hammer LILAC fundraiser at Circa

Tuesday 10th September 6:30pm

Women in the Man-Cave! 'Lynn of Tawa' let loose in the toolshed! ... it looks like fun - see the event webpage for more info about the play.

Join LILAC and friends for this fundraiser at Circa. Book soon - all tickets just $45 - visit event webpage for instructions.

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.

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:

Retro Lesbian Cards Exhibition ... closing soon

LILAC's current art exhibition is a display of lesbian and feminist postcards, greeting cards and cartoons - both from New Zealand and overseas - a collection owned by Sue A. Visit LILAC during opening hours is view the exhibition - it is stunning.

Hannah Gadsby.

Hannah Gadsby

Monday 3 February 2020 7:30pm @ Michael Fowler Centre

Hannah Gadsby is bringing her 'Douglas' world tour to Wellington! Who is Douglas? Apparently, he's the only one who can help Hannah follow up on the trail blazed by her last show, 'Nanette'. While Hannah found her voice on 'Nanette', with 'Douglas' she plans to use it. Tickets go on sale 11 June at 9 am ... more on the facebook event page.

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.

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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