June 2021 LILAC news
Kia ora
Welcome to our June newsletter

Kia ora te whanau, welcome to another update from LILAC.
Your Collective has been busy planning a series of events to brighten up the winter days. Here are a few things to put in your diaries…

Tuesdays at the LILAC Lounge

Ukulele rehearsal (alternating with games night) – Tuesday 29 June – bring your own ukulele and music, and enjoy an evening of playing and singing or helping newbies. You don’t need to own your own ukulele to come along, join in, and see if it’s for you. We acknowledge this has been a bit sporadic due to other commitments, but intend to put a more regular programme together. We’re planning to alternate ukulele and games nights each month. Come and experience the camaraderie and sheer enjoyment from making music or playing games together. Further dates tbc ... follow on the Tuesdays webpage

Tattoo exhibition – Wednesday 21 July

If you’ve got a tattoo you’d like to share in a fun and informative way, we’d love to hear from you. Send in your photos and stories to exhibit on the walls at LILAC, and come along to talk about your tattoo when we open the exhibition on 21 July. You don’t need to have a tattoo to participate – come and admire the pictures, enjoy the stories. Entry by koha. More to come…

Quiz night – Thursday 19 August

Put a team together, or just come along and join a table. This promises to be a fun evening. $10 entry to cover prizes for the winning table. Put this date in your diary and look out for more information in a future newsletter.

Book Group

Book Group opening, with wine and cheese – Wednesday 15 September – yes, the book group is starting up again. Come along and support its revival. We’re planning a guest author to make the evening a memorable one, and look forward to a member led club with lots of new ideas and interesting discussions.

LILAC and Lesbian Wellington history

October (dates tbc) – a month to explore LILAC’s and lesbian Wellington’s history. We’ve got one potential option lined up (the map of significant lesbian places and events) and we'd love to have more events to enable all women to share their lesbian histories. Let us know if you’ve got an idea for an event to be held as part of this series. We’re expecting to get some valued and insightful discussion through the month of October, and beyond.

New books to watch out for ....
Coming out in San Francisco's Chinatown during the 1950s
Alison's lifelong love affair with exercise & fitness fads
Park ranger Cal Nyx investigates the murder of her friends
Essays from the heart of working-class America
Lauren Fraser investigates another Wellington murder
Graphic novel set in the Lumberjanes world
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.

Need to renew? email lilac-subs@lesbian.net.nz
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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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