What's on at LILAC 
Kia ora

LILAC is over its holiday break so come on in for some great reading. Book Group and Sketch Group are resuming. We are having an open day in March as part of the Wellington Pride Festival. Plus our big event is the LILAC Fair on April 1st.

A big thank you to the many women who came to our movie fundraiser - a screening of Tár.

LILAC Fair Saturday April 1st 2023 ... SAVE the date

LILAC have booked the Thistle Hall to hold a lesbian fair, partly as a fund raiser, but also as an opportunity for the community to gather and socialise. It will be a great opportunity for the arty and crafty amongst us to show or sell their creations. We’ll also have quality second-hand books, bric a brac, food, raffles and more. Lesbian organisations are welcome to host information stalls.

Fill in the Expressions of interest form to register your interest in having a stall - tell your lesbian friends who might be interested.

Download the Fair poster to share.

If any members are keen to help us organise the fair, please contact a Collective member or email lilac@lesbian.net.nz

Open Day at LILAC

LILAC is holding an Open Day on Saturday 11th March 11am-2pm to coincide with the Wellington Pride Festival.

This is a good opportunity for women who are interested in joining LILAC to drop in, have a look around and chat with Collective members. Light refreshments will be available.

Tell your Lessie friends - bring them in for a visit!

Lesbian Summer Camp

Want to hang out with lesbians for a weekend?

The Lesbian Summer Camp is being held this year on Friday 17 - Monday 20th February.

The organisers have booked a river lodge in a venue near Otaki, situated in relaxed and beautiful surroundings, and they warmly invite you to join us. They look forward to a time of pleasure: art, politics, sport, good food, fun and lesbian energy.

Offers to lead workshops and activities are welcome and there will be a loosely constructed programme with room for innovation. There will be time to relax, socialise, and/or to steal away into the wilderness. We will be promoting LILAC at the event.

Be in quickly as they need to confirm numbers by Friday 10th February at the latest.

For more information, email LesbianSummerCampNZ@outlook.com.

Art at LILAC

Current exhibition at LILAC

The current exhibition at LILAC is a display of Alison Bechdel's calendars from the 1990s, from Sue's private collection.
Too young to remember Alison's Dykes to watch out for comic strips? We have them at LILAC. And check her website - there's a blog post about her visit to Paekakariki in 2014!

Art exhibitions at LILAC

A shout out to any lesbian artists wanting to hold an exhibition at LILAC in 2023 - you're welcome to get in touch. Email lilac@lesbian.net.nz

Sketch Group at LILAC

DRAWING inspiration from the lives of lesbians. An informal sketching group is meeting at LILAC on the 4th Wednesday of the month 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Next meeting on Wednesday 25th February

BYO your sketch pad, pencils etc, or we can provide some.
Join Lizzie for some fun and inspiration.

Tea/coffee available. Koha

Book group took a break in January but now we're back

Book Group Wednesday 15th February 6.15  - 7.30pm

The February Book Group is featuring our holiday reading. Bring along your favourite summer read to share.

Tea, coffee and bikkies available.

New books on the shelves

arriving for Book Group on February 15th

Novelist who preferred good times to writing
Imaginative story about food, sex, and god 
more on goodreads
Explores relationships between women
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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