Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Not Also, But Only April

Hey guys, first of all thanks so much to everyone who came along to the show last month. It was great to be back and I think it was probably the best night we've had yet. So having consulted the calender and tried to figure out which night wasn't going to have any Champions League on, we've gone and booked in April's show for Wednesday the 14th.

Signs are awesome for another brilliant night. I'm super hopeful of having a super special guest, but you have to come along on the night to see who it is. Doors are at 7.30pm upstairs in 4 Dame Lane and as usual, its free in.

IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN BEFORE... Not Also, But Only is a monthly comedy storytelling night hosted by Shane Langan (from Diet of Worms). Its been running for a year (although it took a short long break in the middle) and in the past we've had on the likes of David O'Doherty, Kevin Gildea, Maeve Higgins, Jarlath Regan, Barry Murphy and even the League of Gentlemen's Jeremy Dyson. Its one of the funnest, most laid-backest, free-est gigs you could hope to find.

"where funny people from all artistic backgrounds habitually assemble to spin yarns in a convivial, inclusive atmosphere without the pressure of needing to elicit laughs every ten seconds."
The Scotsman


Thursday, 25 March 2010

Storytelling at the Co-op - Thursday 1st April

Once upon a time there were a bunch of lovely people gathered to listen to stories... Around them were many organic fruits and vegetables, and in their arms were... hot water bottles!
This is not a fairytale! It is really happening Thursday April 1st in the Dublin Food Co-op!!
So if you have time, come in, take a seat, relax and enjoy...

This month, our storytellers are:
Adam Wilson, Master of the bizarre
Our poet and wiseman: Michael Phelan
The delightfully entrancing Eleonore Nicolas
and Fiona Dowling, on her quest for the meaning of Love
+ guests !

Where? In the Dublin Food Co-op, New Market, Off Cork Street ( you will find a good map on )
When? Next Thursday, 1st of April, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
How Much? Entrance is free, small donation to Piggy Box welcome :-)

Friday, 19 March 2010

StorySketch: Irish saints and demons, Thursday, 25 March, 2010

Library Bar Extension, Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.
Thursday, 25 March. Show starts at 8 pm sharp. Doors 7.30.
Admission: EUR 6. Concessions: EUR 2.

Sketch artists are invited to draw as the inspiration moves them, while Adam Wilson and Coilín "The" Oh-Aissieux share tales from a diversity of Irish traditions - including Celtic, Viking, early Christian and pre-Christian. This show may include the following tales: The cold of May Day night / Balor's eye of death / The ravens come to Clontarf / Máel Dúin's voyage.

Note: We will grant free admission to future storytelling shows to those artists whose art works we use, with their permission, to promote the club. See for example Susan Levinsohn’s charcoal sketches here:


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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Irish saints and demons - Narrative Arts Club, Thursday 18 March

Wilson and Oh-Aissieux will share tales from a diversity of Irish traditions – Celtic, Viking, early Christian and pre-Christian. With guest teller Oisín Brogan.

Library Bar Extension, Central Hotel, Exchequer Street
Thursday, 18 March, 2010. Show starts 8 pm sharp. Doors 7.30.
Admission: EUR 6. Concessions: EUR 2.
Can't pay? Don't pay! But be there!

This show may include the following tales: How old is the Cailleach? / How cold was it? / Balor's eye of death / The birth of Oisín / The ravens come to Clontarf / Máel Dúin's voyage. Disclaimer: These stories may contain scenes of warfare, vengeance, extreme cruelty, sorcery, diabolatry and monkery, which some listeners may find inoffensive.

The evening will include an interval of about a half-hour, during which guests are invited to make new friends to share their own stories with.

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Friday, 5 March 2010

Milk and Cookies: Fifth Event - March 9th, Exchange Dublin

Story? Milk & Cookie Stories is proud to give some formality to announcing our latest event, in association with Exchange Words, will be taking place in Exchange Dublin on Tuesday 9th March. Doors as ever at 6.30pm, show as ever at 7pm, and we end as ever, when we feel like it. Which is 10pm. Ish.

After hours spent accidentally blowing each other up in our top-secret underground Cookie Lab, we decided to share the fun amongst the masses by naming Mad Science as our theme for this month. Feel free to tell a story about anything you want, although we may give priority to our brothers and sisters in metaphorical lab coats and safety goggles.

Milk and Cookie Stories is for anyone who has a story to tell, or wants to hear a tale told well, in a relaxed, friendly environment ~ a place with tea, cushions, cookies and friends. The event consists of open mic storytelling, with one or two featured storytellers. Our event is free and everyone is welcome. We encourage stories of all kinds; traditional, animation, musical, anything – all we ask it that it tells some kind of story, be under 10 minutes long, and if at all possible that it's a story that's told, rather than read. There's something in storytelling which brings people together in a different way to a reading or more traditional performance; and at Milk & Cookie Stories this is what we want to try and share.

You might have a two minute anecdote about something that happened to you on the bus on the way in, or an epic confession of your darkest secrets that you've yearning to share for years. Either way, we want to see you on stage. Milk & Cookie Stories is made by the stories great and small that everyone carries around with them, so please don't be afraid to sign up!

We like to bring a big 'ol bag of cookies and treats for every event – but we absolutely love it when everyone pitches in and brings something to nibble on. All cookies/cakes/nice things we receive are shared out amongst the crowd, and as long as you didn't get them in the shop they're also entered into the highly prestigious Milk & Cookie Stories BAKE-OFF! Baked by the people, judged by the people, and with prizes to be won that will absolutely melt your face. Please bear in mind that we don't have any plates or cutlery, so if you want to share (and we really hope you do!) please make sure it can be eaten with your fingers.

So, if you're a duvet-slouching veteran or this is your first time hearing about us, we would love to see you there! Please see website or Facebook page for more details about us, what we do and how you can help out if you're interested.

And most importantly, do remember – Milk & Cookies ♥'s you!

The Oh-Aissieux in the Reptile Cabaret, Wednesday 10 March

Shebeen Chic, South Great George’s Street / Dame Court
Wednesday, 10 March, 2010. From 8.30pm. Doors 8pm.

The Reptile Cabaret is always an evening of diverse acts, and this show offers the following intriguing mix:
20.30 The Oh-Aissieux: innovative storyteller
21.30 Ghost Times: experimental hip-hop
22.15 Shoot the Shaman: folk rock band
23.15 Niall Carver: rock-n-roll DJ till closing

Free admission. Free. Free. Free.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Storytelling for World Book Day- March 4th

Fancy coming along for a pre Milk and Cookies storytelling fandango? Storytellers from a selection of Dublin based storytelling groups are gathering this coming Thursday at the Irish Writers' Centre (19 Parnell Square) to celebrate World Book day.

Featured storytellers will include Eleonore Nicolas and Fiona Dowling of the Coop Storytellers, Coilín “The” Oh-Aissieux of the Narrative Arts Club, Milk and Cookies' favourites Cathal McGuire and Tom Rowley, as well as (if we have time) Milk and Cookie Stories organiser Sarah Quigley.

Eleonore, Fiona, Coilin and Tom have all told to absolutely fabulous stories at past Milk and Cookies Open Mic Night! It promises to be a lovely event- many a fine tale will be told!

The Irish Writers' Centre have a whole day of entertainment planned, a host of free events in honour of World Book day! Highly recommended!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Not Also, But Only - March 3rd

Not Also, But Only... returns.

For the first time since the Carlsberg Comedy Carnival in July, Not Also, But Only, the comedy storytelling night, is back in brand new digs (upstairs in 4 Dame Lane). Its still free in. It still features a host of top comedians and writers telling you their most funny stories. Its still hosted by Shane Langan. Its still a ridiculously fun, laid back night out.

...Previous guests include: Kevin Gildea, David O'Doherty, Maeve Higgins, Jeremy Dyson, Jarlath Regan, Barry Murphy, Colm O'Regan and Mark Doherty.

"where funny people from all artistic backgrounds habitually assemble to spin yarns in a convivial, inclusive atmosphere without the pressure of needing to elicit laughs every ten seconds."
The Scotsman

"the regular literary comedy gathering curated by Diet of Worms’s Shane Langan. Essentially a Celtic version of Robin Ince’s Book Club"