Women Today listen again: Pensions, poetry and seaside places

On Women Today this afternoon, Beth and Christy talked with their guests about pensions, poetry and the Island's seas and shores.

As part of the Pension Matters campaign, an Island-wide initiative to get us thinking about saving for retirement, Women Today were once again joined by a panel of experts to answer queries and give information about where to start when it comes to saving.

They want to make sure as many people as possible are able to access objective, sensible advice about their future and there's a free event for anyone who wants to know more next month.

It's on Thursday June 14th at the Sefton Hotel starting at 5pm.  There is no admission but you do need to register your interest to attend.  Do that by visiting the website or email info@iomfsa.im  with your name and how many places you need.

Also on the show, the Manx Bard Sara Goodwins explained how those interested in becoming the fifth Bard can apply.

It's open to anyone over the age of 18 who loves poetry, writes and performs their own work, and would love the chance to represent the Isle of Man both here and further afield.

Sara told us that she has had a wonderful year full of new challenges, and reminded us that the position comes with a uniform and staff....(a stout stick as opposed to servants..)

The closing date for applications is August 17th, interviews will be on August 25th and you can download entry forms from the Manx Bard Facebook page,  collect them from the Henry Bloom Noble Library, Noble's Library and the libraries in Castletown, Peel or Ramsey,  or you can email manxbard@gmail.com

Sara also managed to pen a poem on the subject of pensions in a very short space of time...

And Jennie Wheeler from the Year of Our Island 2018 team joined us to talk about the events planned for June.  The theme is 'Our Seas and Shores', and with 160km of coastline to explore, the focus is on seeing new places and helping to preserve them for future generations.  Find out more information here.  

You can listen back to the programme for the next seven days by clicking here, and we'll be back on Thursday just after 2pm.