What's on in Lesbian Wellington

Lesbian Overland and Café Club


The Lesbian Overland and Café Club is a social walking group for lesbians and their women friends. Young or not so young, we'd love you to join us. We choose walks from the Wellington region, alternating between Kapiti, Wellington, the Hutt Valley and sometimes the Wairarapa, starting and often finishing in a local café ... more ▶

Sunday 9 October: Southern Berhampore one or two loops Sunday 9th October 10.30am

Take a No 1 Island bay bus to bus stop 6127, by Granville Flats, 559 Adelaide Road, opposite the top of Wakefield Park (where there are toilets). Maybe explore the Community Orchard on the east side of the road while waiting.
OR 10am at Mingle café 469 Adelaide Rd for a caffeine hit. We’ll head southeast to morning tea at Te Raekaihau or Princess Bay, then loop back across Southgate and Island Bay to climb Te Paekawakawa track to lunch with a view, returning to our starting point via the City to Sea walkway.
The route may be adapted or reversed to suit the weather or the participants.
estimated time 4-5hours or less!

Bring (bus) gold/snapper card and you can exit at several points. A walking pole may be handy, especially if it has rained, as well as the usuals - lunch, drink etc.

Leader Lainey 027 3039006 – make sure she knows you are coming and where you will meet us.


Occasional drinks & dinner at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki

Held (usually) on the third Friday of the month at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki.
Next: Friday 14 or 21 Octoberber from 5.30 pm - date TBC [Labour Day weekend]

Please phone Finns and add you name to Sally’s table 04 292 8081 or email finnshotel2021@hotmail.com and book a seat at Sally's table by Thursday if you intend staying for dinner. It is a busy place and helps the staff if they can reserve the right sized table.

Wellington lesbian herstory.

Lesbian Herstory Month @ LILAC

Lesbians Together: Social Activities and Political Activism

There will be two main events ...

Friday 14 Oct: Lesbian Socialising: Clubs, Pubs, Balls and Dances
Share your stories over drinks and nibbles. Bring photos, posters and other visual memorabilia.
Wed 19 Oct: Lesbian Political Activism
Visual displays and discussion
Workshop: Lesbians and Ageing in Aotearoa - Wednesday 26 October
Dr Sonja Ellis (University of Waikato) is beginning a research project that focuses on ageing in pride era lesbians (those born approx. 1950-1975) in Aotearoa. As well as capturing some of Aotearoa's lesbian history, the project focuses on the needs and aspirations of pride era lesbians as they move through midlife and into older adulthood. Through an open discussion about ageing as a lesbian, the purpose of this session is to generate ideas that will help to develop the scope of the study. The session is open to women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, or similar and are aged 45+.

All events are being held in the LILAC Lounge - 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Light refreshments will be available. Koha


Lesbian Herstory Month at LILAC

Friday 21 October 8 pm @ The Fringe Bar

A fine line-up of women, non-binary, & gender non-conforming funny folk. Featuring the best non-male performers on the comedy scene joining forces to bring the funnies to your Friday nights!
Different line-up every month, something for everyone, produced by Wellington whirlwind producer Creatif Kate.
More on eventfinda - tix without dinner $25 plus fee.

LILAC library

LILAC  - Wellington's 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 - try the TinyCat searchable catalogue.

LILAC is open:

LILAC is operating under ORANGE traffic light protocols just like public libraries.

LILAC Book Group.

LILAC Book Group

The LILAC Book Group meets on the second Wednesday of the month in the LILAC Library. Tea and coffee are available and there may be bikkies. Come and join us to share a relaxing evening (re)discovering a range of lesbian literature.

  • Wednesday 12 October, 6:15 - 7:30 pm
  • featuring detective mystery by Val McDermid ... more info on the Book Group's webpage

Polari  - Fantabulosa!

Polari is a queer inclusive cocktail party held at a different style-y bar in Wellington, usually on a Friday, sometimes late in the month. Keep an eye on the facebook page for more info.


Stitch & Butch

A crafty group that meets on alternate Mondays at Blondinis, upstairs at the Embassy Theatre. Knitting, embroidery, crochet, hand quilting, whatever. BYO project, or just come along for inspiration - there'll be materials to get you started. Check the group's facebook page for more info and dates.

Sapphic Lake.

Sapphic Lake - on demand

A new comic queer ballet based on the Ancient Greek myth of Iphis and Ianthe.

Sapphic Lake was about to open last year when the country went into lockdown. But $$ were raised and a performance was filmed later - and it is available to view on demand from BATS website

It's the Nonbinary Lesbian Ballet of the (12th) Century (BCE)
Gender isn't real - but love is.
When ancient Greek enby cutie Iphis finds themself in love with the babe next door Ianthe, a family secret threatens their cottagecore romance.
Luckily the Goddexxes are on their side.

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.

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