Clubs and Societies

Epperstone Sports and Leisure Club

 

The club aims to provide a sports and social environment which encourages both adult and junior sport participation with opportunities for coaching and competitive activities.

 

It is an LTA affiliated tennis club with two grass artificial tennis courts which convert easily into a large 5-a-side football pitch - ideal for training and matches.

The courts have a floodlighting system which enables sports activities 365 days a year.

 

Whatever your level,you are welcome... come along and join in.

For further information visit our website.

 

http://www.eslc.co.uk/#!coaching/svsls

 

 

Graham Podmore

Club Secretary

 

 

                                                      EPPERSTONE  WI
 
The Village Festival in June went ahead in spite of uncertain weather. The WI teas and cakes made a good profit of £410, and everyone was thanked for their hard work and generous donations of cakes.
 
Susan Hannington introduced our speaker, Nancy Appleyard whose talk “What everyone is Saying” examined how we read hidden messages , and some not so hidden, in body language.
Nancy is a social anthropologist who has spent time living with different communities around the world, especially in Asia, and has observed their daily lives.
We discussed with Nancy some of her more obvious illustrations of body language such as folded arms creating a defensive barrier, hands on hips being a powerful gesture, and triumphant sports personalities with arms outstretched in celebration, or head down in defeat.
Reading facial expressions can be vital for survival in learning to know friend or foe. We scanned simple drawings of faces to try to identify a range of emotions such as anger, happiness, disgust, interest and sadness. Surprisingly we learned that baby-faced people tend to be given lighter sentences by judges in criminal cases – their baby faces being read as innocent.
Smiles can be interpreted in different ways; they can be polite smiles, two-faced smiles (with an example from Donald Trump), and genuine smiles where the eyes are also smiling.
Hands are important in body language. It is difficult to speak without using our hands. Nancy ended her talk by showing TV footage of Lord King in the House of Lords referring to Baroness Trumpington’s great age to which she promptly responded with a two-finger gesture – there was certainly no difficulty in reading that body language!
 
We meet again on Tuesday 13 August for the Fish and Chip supper and Skittles night, at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. (£10 per ticket).
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Craft Club

Monday afternoon from 2-4pm in the Village Hall.

Everyone is welcome, whatever your craft, just turn up . Bring your own handiwork to work on while you chat and enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit.

The charge is £1.50 to cover the cost of the hall.

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