LILAC Spring 2021 newsletter 
Kia ora
Like the rest of New Zealand we were thrown by the recent COVID-19 lockdown, but we’re now offering activities in the LILAC Lounge, with the final Lesbian Herstory Month event this Wednesday. We’re mindful that the LILAC Lounge is a small space and we need to limit numbers at alert level 2. To help us with our planning, please RSVP for each event you plan to attend – numbers in the room will be limited if we are still at Level 2. 

Wednesday 27 October – Lesbian representation in sport

There’s been a huge softening in approach and acceptance of women in many sports… but what about lesbian women? Come and hear from lesbians who have been active and out in the sports field talk about their battles and triumphs. Softball, cricket, hockey, basketball and more. And in the spirit of competition, be prepared for a fun quick quiz to top off a fascinating evening.

6.30pm start, and koha entry. Refreshments available from 6pm.

Please RSVP to

LILAC's Book Group

LILAC's Book Group relaunched in October with local poet Angele Toomey reading from her book Harbour. The group will meet on the second Wednesday of the month. Next event:

  • Wednesday 10 November, 6 - 7:30 pm
  • featuring Poetry
  • ... and there will be ... erm ... may be ... cake!

Read poetry from LILAC's collection or bring along your favourites to share.
See the list of LILAC's poetry titles in our TinyCAT catalogue for some inspiration

Please RSVP to

LILAC’s Annual General Meeting

The Annual General meeting is being held on Tuesday 16 November at 6pm. Head on down to the LILAC Lounge to support the AGM. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm, and be prepared to take part in discussion about how LILAC can better serve its members. The Annual and Financial reports have been sent to members and are available on LILAC's website.

Please RSVP to if you plan to attend, for numbers in the room.

New books to watch out for ....
The mysterious Dr Dannevill
publisher's info
America's first celebrity
Memoir wrapped around a novella
LILAC gratefully acknowledges the invaluable financial support we receive from the Armstrong and Arthur Charitable Trust for Lesbians.

The A&A Trust  commemorates the support of Bette Armstrong and Bea Arthur for the lesbian community in Wellington. It is a registered charity that welcomes bequests and donations to enable it to assist lesbian communities in the Wellington region.

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  • Cash payments may be made at LILAC, Level 2, 187 Willis Street during our opening hours. Please bring correct amount of cash
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