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 ▶

Next: Sunday 10th December: Korokoro stream track

We will assemble at the Cornish Street entrance to the Belmont Regional Park at 10.30 am. The track is at the south end of the Park, west of Petone - see the map on the Overlanders page. The track follows an old steel 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 sunhat, parka ... whatever), and sturdy footwear. Bring lunch and drink in your backpack.

We will repair to La Bella Italia in Nevis St. for coffee after the walk.

Getting there:

Trip leader Ellen 027 2094004 - contact her if you wish to be met off a bus.


Occasional drinks & dinner at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki

Held (usually) on the third Friday of the month at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki.
Next: Friday 15th December from 5.30 pm

Please phone Finns and add your [first] name to Sally’s table 04 292 8081 or email finnshotel2021@hotmail.com and book a seat at Sally's table.

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 level 2, 187 Willis Street (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:

Holiday break

LILAC closes for 2022 on Saturday 17 December - so be in before 2pm for your holiday reading! The library will reopen on Thursday 12 January 2023 ... when you can replenish your holiday reading.

LILAC Book Group.

LILAC Book Group

LILAC Book Group after a winter break

  • Wednesday 13th December, 6:00-7:30 pm
  • featuring new titles in LILAC this year ... more info on the Book Group's webpage

LILAC Book Group meets on the second Wednesday of the month (except January) in the LILAC Lounge. 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.


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.

Wellington Racqueteers Wāhine night

Friday 2nd Februry 2024 6 pm @ Badminton Wellington Centre

Calling all queer, lesbian, bi women, transwomen, non-binary and non-male identifying people! There is now a social badminton night designed for you. The cost is $10 plus $5 racquet hire if necessary. Register to attend by emailing wgtnracqueteers@gmail.com or check out their Facebook group Wellington Racqueteers. This event is held the first Friday of the month.

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.


SING! Community Choir

Founded & facilitated by Lesbian professional Singer & Actress, Anji Kreft, SING! Community Choir is for Welly women who may have only ever sung in the shower! They're welcoming & friendly & proof that it's possible to sound great & have a giggle! No music manuscript to read, just audio recordings to listen to - so much easier for learning songs! We sing nothing but classic Pop songs from the 1960s to today - from Blondie to Carole King to Adele!
More info at singcommunitychoir.com.

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