EVENING ACTIVITIES


EARLYBIRD TICKETS FOR SEPTEMBER 2024 SOLD OUT!

MEDIUM BIRD, DISCOUNT TICKETS, DEPOSIT JUST £25!

OUR MAIN VENUE & OBAN'S FINEST - THE ARGYLLSHIRE GATHERINGS!

 

  • We start at 4pm, Friday 13th September, 2024 at the Argyllshire Gatheings!! Welcome drinks & Ice-breaking games, hosted by our lovely crew. So if you arrive solo, you won't be solo for long!
  • We think it's often easier to make new friends over dinner, so we've given you some options with our hosted meals:
  • Hosted meals with budget options to 3 course fine dining. (Essential pre-booking options are out now.  Please check your emails from Outsavvy or email obanlesbianweekend@gmail.com if you have are a ticket holder who hasn't booked)
  • Live Music & DJ's. 
  • Our own ceilidh band.
  • BLONDE SECRET rock band
  • Blind Date's Gone Queer show - watch Cilla help some ladies find love or lust.
  • Lesbian Comedian, Marie Goulbourne

 

Our hosted meals are a fantastic opportunity to meet new friends and get to know each other ahead of the big weekend!


OUR WOMEN'S CEILIDH WITH LOCH DUBH CEILIDH BAND!

  • After the success of our 2023 ceilidh, we have booked the Loch Dubh ceilidh band once again.
  • Come & join us at the only LGBTQ women's ceilidh in Scotland (that we know of!).  
  • Our ceilidh caller will teach you the Gay Gordons or how to Strip the Willow in style, so get your dancing shoes packed for a fun night!
  • Our ceilidh is partnered with LEAP SPORTS, who aim to help LGBTQ people access sport & exercise, as we believe a ceilidh is a great way to help you all socialise and have fun, while exercising.

Coming Solo?

  • Thinking of coming solo?  About 70% of women book to come solo but are never solo for long once here!
  • We understand that it can be nerve-wracking, so we have a fantastic, friendly crew and many other ways to help you mingle.
  • On the Friday evening, we have some ice-breaking games at our solos social. 
  • Group dinners are a big part of OLW, as it's can be much easier to meet new friends in a small group over dinner, than in a crowded bar - and Oban has fantastic seafood, vegan food and budget options.
  • Many love the fact that we split into smaller groups for hikes and workshops, so it's easy to meet people.
  • Our LGBTQ+ women's ceilidh makes it easy to meet people, as ceilidh's give you the option to get up and dancing with lots of people without even having to ask.

 

 

BLONDE SECRET

  • Edinburgh based, queer, female fronted, punk rock band, BLONDE SECRET will be playing at OLW 2024

  • Look out for a mixture of their own music and covers.

  • Covers include Blondie, PJ Harvey, Amy Winehouse and more.

 

 

BURLESQUE SHOW WITH INTERNATIONAL PERFORMER, KILLPUSSY...more info coming soon. 

 

 

BLIND DATE'S GONE QUEER

  • Yes, we are bringing back our version of Cilla Black's dating show.
  • Hosted by OLW's founder, Maz aka Cilla!  Yes, so many OLW relationships & friendships and we've only been going 2 years!
  • We've shown it at Lfest and in Brighton but this will be a first for Scotland!
  • If you'd like to apply to be a contestant, please email your location and a bit about you to obanlesbianweekend@gmail.com.
  • It's gonna be a "lorra lorra laughs".  The winning couples will get a date during OLW.
  • We are considering a regular date and a poly date, where the contestant gets to pick 2 dates or it could be a couple picking - so whether you are interested in poly or not, it will definitely be a show with a difference!

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REBEL DYKES FILM CLUB 2023

 

  • We will have more film and arts events in 2024 - TBC.

  • In 2023, Oban Lesbian Weekend screened BAFTA Scotland nominated REBEL DYKES on Sunday afternoon as party of our film club (dir. Harri Shanahan and Sian A Williams).

  • We were very excited to have REBEL DYKES producer, Siobhan Fahey on crew to be sharing the documentary with you. As well as the main feature film, and especially for Oban Lesbian Weekend  she will be showing you extra Rebel Dykes mini films, 90 seconds to 15 minutes long, as part of our workshop.

     

    These were the stories that couldn’t fit into the finished film, from, stories too shocking for the main movie!

 

  • REBEL DYKES is the story of a group of lesbians in London who partied hard and fought even harder for LGBT rights in the days of the AIDS crisis and Section 28. Great tunes, great animation, and a lot of sex!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DJ SANDRA D & ALABLASTER QUEEN, 2023

 

DJ Sandra D & Alabaster Queen have been the highlight at pride events, Lfest, Unity Fest, Femme Femme Fest and across Uk queer clubs over the last 20 years.  

 

Those of you old enough will remember DJ Sandra D from her residencies at legendary London clubs, POPSTARZ, GHETTO, RUBY TUESDAYS AND CANDY BAR.  Since moving to Manchester, she's been on the decks again and is a regular at Manchester Pride.  

 

Alabaster Queen has been likened to Annie Lennox, Grace Jones and Joan Armatrading with her soulful rich, powerful vocals. She is the ex Lead Singer of the Spins and will have you singing and dancing along for Oban Lesbian Weekend's closing party.  

MORE ACTS & EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! 



MINI PUB CRAWL!

 

LGBTQ women taking over Oban!

 

DJ TRENDY WENDY IS BACK, 2023

More info on our 2024 DJ's & performers will be coming soon. 

 

DJ Trendy Wendy is an Edinburgh LGBTQ icon, and fast becoming an Oban Lesbian Weekend icon!

 

Many of the Scottish ladies amongst you will know Trendy Wendy from Edinburgh's pink triangle and DJing at many events across Scotland.

 

Trendy Wendy does so many different genres of music. Last year she made sure that we didn't leave the dance floor early.  Every tune was a hit!

 

HERE is a clip from Trendy Wendy at a straighter event.  

 

 



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