July newsletter from LILAC
Kia ora Welcome to another LILAC newsletter. In this issue you can read about events planned over the next few months, become acquainted with our new searchable catalogue, and read about the LILAC lounge. LILAC's tattoo exhibition begins on 4 August, our book club resumes 15 September, and we're celebrating lesbian history with a number of events in October (including the QUIZ which is no longer being held in August). 

LILAC's tattoo exhibition - Wednesday 4 August

6.30pm in the LILAC Lounge, level 2, 187 Willis St.

It wasn't that long ago that tattoos were not that common, and were even more rarely seen on women. Over the last few years, that's changed. Traditional and modern, tattoos have returned.

Tattoos carry stories - stories of identity, stories of relationships, of history and of activism. Come to LILAC, and share the stories that we carry with us.

Light refreshments available
Admission by koha - please bring cash

Contributions wanted!

If you have a tattoo you would like to share we'd love you to send contributions to lilac@lesbian.net.nz or bring your photos and tattoos along on the night. We can always photograph your tattoo and add it to the wall exhibition later (with your permission, of course).

LILAC Book Group relaunching

A date for your diary ...

LILAC's Book Group is relaunching on Wednesday 15 September with guest author Angele Toomey speaking about and reading from her new book "Harbour". It is inspired by her daily commute from Upper Hutt.

New searchable catalogue for LILAC books

LILAC has a new searchable catalogue on TinyCat - you can explore it from the catalogue page on our website. Just the books at this stage ...

Quiz night in October

LILAC Lounge, level 2, 187 Willis St., date tba
Admission $5 per person - prizes for the winning team. One answer per round may be bought for $2.

Please bring cash we do not have EFTPOS.

Tea and coffee provided; byo additional drink.

October is to be the LILAC Lesbian month of herstory

We have some items scheduled but please, send us items you would like to see included, maybe you would like to present or suggest someone who may do so.
We’ll confirm the actual date in October for the QUIZ night but in the meantime get your team of four together, or just come along and join a team on the night.


LILAC is open on Tuesday evenings (except on the third Tuesday of the month) from 6.30. The LILAC Lounge will offer more social, and less book-ish activities.

Music jam sessions - bring a ukulele, bring your voice, shake up a storm. Or try the Board games available

If you have things that you want to bring to LILAC Lounge let us know!

Keep an eye on the LILAC Lounge webpage for updates.

New books to watch out for ....
'I am reduced to a thing that wants Virginia ...'
Blues singer was the soundtrack for young Jackie Kay
Cautionary romance about a lesbian's adventures in the south of France
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
  • Online banking payments should be made to LILAC 030502 0030496 00 Please email lilac-subs@lesbian.net.nz to confirm your details and alert us to your payment
  • Cash payments may be made at LILAC, Level 2, 187 Willis Street during our opening hours. Please bring correct amount of cash
LILAC · PO Box 427 · Wellington, 6140 · New Zealand