What's on at LILAC 
Kia ora

LILAC is hosting another Coming Out meetup this month. We are having an author event in early August. Plus more great reading - drop in and check out some new titles!

Opening hours:

Thursdays and Saturdays 11am - 2pm

Wednesday early evening sessions resume in September

Lesbian Coming Out Meet-up Saturday 8th July 2-4pm

This is an event at LILAC for women who have recently come out, or are thinking about coming out as lesbian to meet in a relaxed and supportive social environment. Lesbians new to town also welcome. Pass it on - let your friends know!

Coming event: An evening with author Kim Hunt

We have invited Kim Hunt to LILAC to speak about her new crime novel The Quarry and her interest in writing crime fiction.

Details to be advertised soon.

More events planned at the LILAC Lounge for 2023

The Collective have come up with a list of events, with details still to be firmed up.

  • August: Quiz night
  • September: Spring Art Exhibition opening
  • October: Lesbian Herstory Month event: a local history tour of places of lesbian interest in the CBD, finishing at LILAC
  • November: AGM
  • Film fundraisers whenever we spot an interesting movie

We welcome suggestions from members of events they would like to see at the LILAC Lounge, and could help organise and run them.

Art at LILAC

Current exhibitions at LILAC

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

Also 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.

Spring Exhibition at LILAC

Lesbian artists are busy creating their works for the Spring exhibition. There are still a few canvases - email lilac@lesbian.net.nz if you are interested in contributing to the exhibition.

DIY 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

Book Group is taking a break until Spring

In the meantime there will be a rotating display of books on the top shelf at the east end of the room where Book Group suggestions are usually displayed. Currently coming out books ...

To be replaced shortly by a display of sporty books for relaxation or distraction during the forthcoming footy tournament 

New books on the shelves arriving 6th July

Deliciously gritty and bold debut novel  about discovering love
Memoir follows a wife and mother's coming out journey
 A history of lesbian and bisexual women in Australia
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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