What's on in Lesbian Wellington

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 30 October from 5.30 pm @ at Foxglove Bar & Kitchen, 57 Customhouse Quay - facebook event page

Polari - Fantabulosa! Xmas Special Friday 11 December from 5.30 pm @ at S&M's, 176 Cuba St - facebook event page

Not that I'd kiss a girl - cover.

Verb Writers Festival

There are some goodies for lesbians ...

Lil O'Brien - Not that I'd kiss a girl

Sunday 8 November 11am @ Meow, 9 Edwards St.

Lil O'Brien, author of Not that I'd kiss a girl, is appearing at the Verb Writers Festival - book your ticket now! The book is an account of her experience growing up lesbian in New Zealand.
If you cannot make it to the event, there is an interview with Lil - a long read but excellent - as is the book.

No Man's Land - cover.

AJ Fitzwater - No Man's Land

Sunday 8 November 3pm @ Another Chapter, 6 Riddiford St., Newtown

An author talk with novelist AJ Fitzwater - in their novella No Man’s Land, Dorothea 'Tea' Gray joins the World War 2 New Zealand Land Service (land girls!) and is sent to work on a remote farm where she discovers so much more than hard war work. Part of the Newtown Sunday Stroll. Entry by donation.

Both books are available at LILAC library, Unity Books and hopefully all good public libraries.

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.

Blondini's drinks at Scotty & Mal's

A relaxing gathering usually held every second and fourth Friday of the month, at Scotty and Mal’s, 176 Cuba St from 5.30. Just come along and look for a likely looking group of women and join us. Follow on facebook.

Next: Friday 13 November 5:30pm

COVEN - a Party for Women and Gender Minorities.

COVEN - a Party for Women & Gender Minorities 2020

Saturday 14 November 8pm @ Ivy Bar, 49 Cuba St

Gather around the cauldron, witches, because COVEN is back.
It's a sapphic seance, a butch bewitching, a homosexual hexing. COVEN is a big queer party for for women and gender minorities, featuring devilishly good music, delicious potions and spellbinding socializing all night. It’s a gathering; a space to relax, bond, cast a curse or two or dance up a storm for the goddesses. So come make some magic with us in 2020 at Ivy. You’ll be charmed, we're sure ... more on facebook.

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Occasional drinks & dinner at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki

Usually held on the third Friday of the month at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki.
Next: Friday 20 November 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.

Stay Gold Ponyboy.

Stay Gold Ponyboy

Friday 27th November from 7pm @ S&Ms

Stay Gold Ponyboy is an LGBTQIA+ event focussed on bringing local top-notch DJs, dancers & performances amidst an atmosphere centred from the divine feminine.
Every month they will feature a different genre of music and a guest DJ hosted by DJ Panda. Come get your sexy on at the S&M's Basement. Gold coin entry!

Stay Gold Ponyboy.

Friday 11th December from 7pm @ S&Ms

Stay Gold Ponyboy is an LGBTQIA+ event focussed on bringing local top-notch DJs, dancers & performances amidst an atmosphere centred from the divine feminine.
Every month they will feature a different genre of music and a guest DJ hosted by DJ Panda. This month they're bringing you HOUSE. Come get your sexy on at the S&M's Basement. Gold coin entry! More on the facebook event page

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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 ... creaking back into action  more ▶

Sunday 15 November: Kapiti Island trip ... booked out

Sunday 13 December: Titahi Bay area

... details to come

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.

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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