Introducing Milk and Cookie Stories, a non-profit storytelling group based in Dublin, helping you discover the stories the capital has to tell.
We’ve long been a nation with a love for a good story well-told, and in spite of the monetary struggles of the past few years, the cultural side to Irish life has flourished, and has continued to go from strength to strength.
In 2009, another such string-to-the-bow of Dublin culture was added in the form of Milk and Cookie Stories, which was formed to revive and reinvent the art of storytelling.
On the second Tuesday of every month, you can head to Exchange Dublin in Temple Bar and spend a pleasant (and free!) evening being regaled with stories that range from ones have been crafted just for this event, to folklore, to real-life events.
Storytellers young and old alike come to share their words and to hone their craft in the non-threatening and relaxed environment, and anyone who attends can try their hand if they so wish.
As a reward for your attendance, there’s a plethora of baked goods made by other attendees (you can also bring some along yourself if you’re so inclined) served with coffee and tea, which you can then enjoy relaxing amongst the pillows and blankets which serve to give the night the air that it’s taking place in someone’s living room.
Since its inception Milk and Cookie Stories has established a great name for itself, and as an event has featured not only at its very own festival, The Secret Garden Festival, but also at last years’ Mindfield at Electric Picnic.
They also on occasion run ‘special’ events, are involved in Dublin’s annual Culture Night, and recently held a session in conjunction with the charitable organisation First Fortnight in the Freemasons’ Hall.
If you’re looking for something new to do and are running low on pennies, or you happen to be in town and want to do something different, Milk and Cookie Stories is definitely worth a gander (and even if it turns out to not really be your thing, at least you’ll have had some cake).
1, Exchange Street Upper
Tel: 01 677 9264
All images courtesy Milk and Cookie Stories