The Inaugural (annual) Walter Plinge Lecture

Mon 16th Apr 2018

The Inaugural (annual) Walter Plinge Lecture

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The Annual (Inaugural) Walter Plinge Memorial Lecture (given) by Eric MacLennan

This years inaugural lecture is presented with accompanying slides and finger buffet that both reveal the un-official history of South Tyneside… it’s people; it’s cuisine; it’s cutlery – amazing stories – many of which have actually happened!

Most of the TRUE stories in this lecture are unbelievable! The made-up ones are more plausible. See if you can tell which is which?
South Tyneside is well-known for its stunning coastline and renowned industrial heritage, but did you know that that it is also the birthplace of Modernism and Rowlocks?

This informal talk will set out to cast some light on “Walter Plinge” (a Sanddancer) largely unknown today – who deserves recognition for his influence on the lives of so many.

This lecture will change the way you see the world. At this lecture you will learn how to tackle a cocktail sausage in any social gathering without fear of faux pas or risk of gaffe.

Biography of Eric MacLennan
Eric MacLennan has been making innovative performance work for nearly thirty years. During this time he has worked as an actor and director with many world class companies including DV8 Physical Theatre; David Glass Ensemble; V-TOL; Citizens Theatre Glasgow; Red Shift; Manchester Royal Exchange; Bristol Old Vic; Theatre of Comedy Company; Royal National Theatre Studio; Boilerhouse; Volcano; Lumiere & Son; Shunt; Station House Opera; National Theatre of Scotland and the Young Vic. Over the last ten years he has been creating his own distinctive work whose practice occupies a unique space somewhere between theatre, movement and the visual arts.

WARNING… This performance contains traces of TRUTH and FICTION.

Price: from £5.00

Venue: Daltons Suite




Apr 2018

Time and Venue


VenueDaltons Suite



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