What's on in Lesbian Wellington

Wellington Racqueteers Wāhine night

Friday 6th October 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.


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 8th October: Bolton St. cemetery & Botanic Garden

A ramble round the Bolton Street Memorial Park and the Botanic Garden.
Meet outside the front of the Wellington railway station at 10am
We will walk up to the Bowen St entrance and explore the old cemetery, taking a path over the motorway to the west side of the park - see the Bolton Street Memorial Park map. Then coffee/brunch at the Rose Garden café and a ramble round the Botanic Garden.
Dress for the weather, sneakers or sturdy shoes, and bring your lunch and drink.
Trip leader: Lainey 027 3039006 - msg her to say you are coming.

Lesbian liberation

Lesbian History Month at LILAC

LILAC has a number of events planned to celebrate Lesbian History Month:

International Lesbian Day: Open Day at LILAC Sunday 8th Oct 1 - 3pm

Come and help celebrate International Lesbian Day. The LILAC Lounge will be open so you can:
  • help identify the women in our photo of the 1993 Lesbian Studies Conference
  • browse through their archive
  • have a chat to the other lesbians there and swap stories
  • enjoy coffee, tea and biscuits

LILAC is at level 2, 187 Willis Street (flat access from the street, lift).

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:

LILAC Book Group.

LILAC Book Group

As part of LILAC’s Lesbian History Month we are re-starting the LILAC book group after a winter break, with a focus on historical lesbian fiction set in the time from 1850s to 1950s.

  • Wednesday 11th October, 7:00-8:30 pm
  • featuring historical lesbian fiction ... more info on the Book Group's webpage

The LILAC Book Group will meet on the second Wednesday of the month 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.


Femmes & Thems comedy

Thursday 19th 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!
Produced by Wellington whirlwind producer Creatif Kate.
More on eventfinda - tix without dinner $25 plus fee.


Occasional drinks & dinner at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki

Held (usually) on the third Friday of the month at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki.
Next: Friday 20th October 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.


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.

Lesbian coming out meet-up

Lesbian coming out meet-up

Saturday 4th November 2-4pm @ LILAC Lounge, level 2, 187 Willis St.

An event at the LILAC Lounge for women who have recently come out, or are thinking about coming out as lesbian, to meet in a relaxed and supportive social environment. Pass it on - let your friends know!


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.

Lads Lads Lads  - a Drag King Show

Saturday 4th November 8 pm @ The Fringe Bar

Are you ready for a boisterous band of bros? A hefty helping of handsome heirs?! A smorgasbord of sweaty studs?!
Then grab the gang and head down to Fringe Bar on March 25th for Lads Lads Lads: A Drag King Show, and prepare yourselves for the most delightful, most glittery, most wholesome masculinity you ever did see (there will be no hazing here!) Tickets from $20. More on facebook.

Kāpiti lesbians dining out

The potlucks are in recess at present.

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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