Coming events at LILAC


Events at LILAC in the coming months

The Collective is hard at work planning more events for 2024 including celebrating LILAC's 30th Anniversary:

  • A film evening in August in a secret boutique cinema
  • LILAC's 30th Anniversary celebration with a writers' panel in September
  • Spring Art exhibition
  • Annual General Meeting in October
  • Quiz Night in November
  • More coming out meetups periodically


Meditation with Jan

These friendly and informal sessions are being held on alternate Tuesdays - the next is on Tuesday 23rd July at 3pm.
No experience needed. The sessions will have a brief talk to start with, then learn by doing with a practical guided meditation [rather than just sitting in silence], and then a chance to discuss your experience over a cuppa. The sessions will really work their magic if you can set aside some time in the interim to practice. Resources to help you develop a meditation practice will be provided to attendees.
KOHA suggested - a donation to LILAC.

This is a unique and amazing opportunity for our members and their lesbian friends to work with Jan, an inspiring expert in mindfulness. Jan teaches professionally at other centres in Wellington and is interested in an aspect of meditation called Secular Buddhism.

Art at LILAC

Photography exhibition

Black & White photograph.

An exhibition of Helen Barlow's black and white photographs is on display at LILAC. Helen says:

My photographs span three decades and have given me immense pleasure over the years.
When I take a photograph, I attempt to take it the best I can ... This is especially true when I take a portrait. I want the person's essence to shine through..."

Helen has studied photography and visual communication at Wellington Polytechnic.

The photographs are all for sale - $30 or $40.

Wilhelmina Irving

Still on display are card reproductions of paintings by Wilhelmina Irving an Indonesian-born woman of Dutch heritage who spent her adult life in New Zealand.

DIY Exhibitions at LILAC

A shout out to any lesbian artists wanting to hold an exhibition at LILAC in 2024 - you're welcome to get in touch. Email