How to Write For Beginners: Easy if You Know How

Many people seem to have a fear of poetry. Perhaps they were taught badly in school by teachers who themselves feared poetry or perhaps they believe poetry is for clever people, pretentious people – or just strange people! But poetry has no more need to be elitist and obscure than a lemon cake has to …

The Best Acoustic Guitars in the World

Finding the best acoustic guitar is a tricky task and of course it is subjective and dependent on what you want to do with it and your own personal taste. The good news is if you are unsure about which instrument to buy you’re in the right place. Here at The Talent Bank, we know …

9 Super Creative Street Art Pieces

Street art began emerging in the last quarter of last century and portrayed its great potential of passing a message to the masses – often by an anonymous artist. When talking about its origin, legendary names like Jenny Holzer can hardly be left behind, whose amongst those who gave birth to this art form. They …

Film | TV
The 10 Greatest TV Shows of All Time

The 10 Greatest TV Shows of All Time

There have been so many great TV shows on in the last 20 years. The small screen has almost overtaken the movies as the place we expect to see the best quality drama and action. Whether it’s mafia dramas, sci-fi thrillers or politically incorrect animation, there’s so much amazing TV out there. Here are our …

How to Play Guitar for Beginners

Almost all modern music contains a guitar of some description. It is an instrument that is amongst the most popular to learn because you can start to play and even write songs as soon as you know just a few basic chords. So if you are wanting to learn the guitar have a read of …

Learn Calligraphy for Beginners

Since the early days of mankind, we have used written communication in the form of pictures and symbols to create an entire language. To this day, there are still many locations around the world in which to find original cave paintings dating back hundreds of years, all of which form their own narrative through simple …

Art
100+ Creative Personal Art Project Ideas

100+ Creative Personal Art Project Ideas

Thinking up unique personal art project ideas can be surprisingly challenging. You know you want to do something creative but you are just not sure what! We have all been there, in the same way a writer can get writers’ block, an artist can struggle to find inspiration for their art. But fear not: The Talent …

Coming Out (of the creative closet)

Coming Out (of the creative closet)

Sometimes it is a little scary to really let others see your creative side. They may not like your work, may criticize it or even be plain rude about it! Just remember that for everyone who says something rude there are probably ten who love it. Follow these steps to coming out of the creative closet...

Poetry Heals: A Poem About How Poetry Can Mend the Soul

We challenged Talent Bank member Scott Partington to write a poem about... poetry. More specifically; the healing power of writing poetry.

Interview With Diane Messias: Former BBC Comedy Producer

We interview Diane Messias who is a former producer and director for the BBC working on shows such as One Foot In The Grave, The News Quiz, and Week Ending. Questions include asking her what it was like working for the Beeb, tips for getting your script read and... a cheese related one...