Tate Kids

TATE KIDS

Peter Lanyon, Porthleven, 1951

Porthleven is a harbour in Cornwall.  Peter Lanyon liked to paint how he felt about a place and not just what it looked like.  He used big bold brush marks, and splashes of colour that remind us of the sea and the stormy weather.

If you walked into this painting what would it feel like? Describe the weather . . . what kind of a day is it?   Can you see any buildings, people or boats? What noises can you hear?

80 stories about “Peter Lanyon, Porthleven, 1951”

  1. Polly Lambert, age 13, from England

    A long time ago, There was a legend about Portleven Harbour in Cornwall, saying it was haunted. There was a young girl who lived in Cornwall near Portleven, called Annabelle, she was such a beautiful, nice girl. One evening she had a terrible nightmare about Portleven that she went inside the building with lots of doors and all the doors lead to the outside of the building she was so frightened. As she awoke she found a scary old man, saying ‘Annabelle, be careful.’ She climbed up to the top of Portleven as she stepped in the building she found lots of dead bodies on the floor. And dear Annabelle Jane Weldleford had died that night she became mad and was never seen again……………..

  2. Ana, age 9, from USA

    Today is a special day it is called Vetreans Day and that means it is a way to anor people for all they did and how they fought for are country. So and we are having a Vetreans Day Lunch! So Happy Vetreans Day!

  3. shawny kazim, age 8, from from england

    this lookes like a x-mas card it lookes very very precious it also lookes like
    a post card from someware foran e.g germany…………..

    many peaple dont like buying suvineeres but sumot like this about 1000
    peaple 1 pount to buy one
    which is…………………………………………………………………………………..
    1 pound + 1000 = 2000 pounds

    thats what i call…………………..
    CASH

  4. elisha, age 10, from uk

    A long time ago, There was a legend about Portleven Harbour in Cornwall, saying it was haunted. There was a young girl who lived in Cornwall near Portleven, called Annabelle, she was such a beautiful, nice girl. One evening she had a terrible nightmare about Portleven that she went inside the building with lots of doors and all the doors lead to the outside of the building she was so frightened. As she awoke she found a scary old man, saying ‘Annabelle, be careful.’ She climbed up to the top of Portleven as she stepped in the building she found lots of dead bodies on the floor. And dear Annabelle Jane Weldleford had died that night she became mad and was never seen again …. this could be a mystery

  5. elisha, age 10, from uk,dover,kent

    one stormy night whilst, rebbeca was asleep there was a evlil tree looking throught the window. no one noticed that there was a tree there ecspeacilly rebbeca. dawn broke the crow sang as usaull cokadoodledoo.rebbeca yawend” what time is it?” but no one ansewerd……… there was complete silence all u could here was a man saying rebbeca,rebbeca climb on the ship and walk the plank……… she thought she was dreaming she said to herself im in a house not on a poxy boat!!!! “this is secriusly freaking me out” sighed rebbeca…….. and then BOOM as fast as lightin there was no light faddoodlewallapops what is going on i dont know exclaimed rebbeca’s freind becky but it does not seem good…… “who’s there” said rebbbeca but no one ansewerd….. this could be a mystery….

  6. tinkerbelle, age 12, from lilac Island

    i scrabbeld out from the rubble and called out “bella are you ok? were are you?”
    no answer. So with a heavy heart i began my daunting climb up the rickety cliff. Books and hens in wellingtons flew past me as i climbed.Then i fell down into the…

    in 2 hours i had done 2 questions
    2 questions.

    brriiiiiing. My alarm? what the..? ooooh, it was a dream, god. Stupid sea.

  7. meryem, age 9, from england

    A long time ago, There was a legend about Portleven Harbour in Cornwall, saying it was haunted. There was a young girl who lived in Cornwall near Portleven, called Annabelle, she was such a beautiful, nice girl. One evening she had a terrible nightmare about Portleven that she went inside the building with lots of doors and all the doors lead to the outside of the building she was so frightened. As she awoke she found a scary old man, saying ‘Annabelle, be careful.’ She climbed up to the top of Portleven as she stepped in the building she found lots of dead bodies on the floor. And dear Annabelle Jane Weldleford had died that night she became mad and was never seen again……………..

    …….

  8. amy degg, age 12, from engaland

    it was to late, he’d died.his thoughts woshed away as if the wind were carring them. his lifeless body lay there on the floor, i was phisicly sick at the sight of it.

    it all began 2 days a go. i’d try to stop him but i couldn’t, well actually i wouldn’t.

    we’d just had this fall out about his future. he wanted to paint, but i was fix on the thought that it would not pay, he wouldn’t have a roof over his head, food to eat or water to drink.

    he left in a grump saying “i dont care what you think go rot in hell!”

    i felt guilty, i should have supported him, he would have been ok if i just supported him, he’d still been here to day.

    he’d started painting a revoling image of which i didn’t know what it was. i told him to stop, i said it could kill. i didn’t know how right i was.

    he’d finished the painting in the morning, i went round to see it. i swear it had moved and i hered wispers “im going to kill him, theres nothing you can do.”

    thats how we came to him lying on the floor i’d ignored it i shouldn’t had thats why with my last tears i regret that day and these shall be my last word, im sorry.

  9. Thomas (AKA Haxor), age 9, from USA

    The sculpture in Broadway was one of the best ones in the world. One sunny day, the sculpture moved. No-one payed any attention to it, though. It stomped. Far away, if you were there, you would’ve heard an explosion. People looked at the statue. It took a glimpse at one slim businessman, and at that moment, disappeared.

    Up in the sky, there was a flash. An average man looked up to see all the commotion, and saw nothing. He said, “Eh. Probly some ol’ light-speed shootin’ star.”

    2. A strange place

    The statue appeared as a dark, glowing figure with a cloak. It was in some cave, and there was another creature just like him, but bigger. “Master. I have done my time disguised as a random statue in New York. Give me a more complicated job.”
    The other figure stood up. You could tell that it was old just by looking at his chair he was sitting on. “You know tha-a-at Porthleven was renamed Broadway, right? We-e-e-ellll. Just because it was NAMED BROADWAY, that doesn’t mean it’s in New York!” There was a sudden silence. A faint whispering was heard. Then, humans came in to investigate the cave.

    The End, for now. (I guess.)

  10. Nisrine, age 11, from England

    The-huge-tower-has-come-to-its-end…It-all-started-when…….

    there-was-a-leaflet-sent-out-saying’who-can-clime-the-tower’
    A-dumb-boy-decided-to-climb-the-tower.When-he-went-up-he-put-a-flag-ontop-to-say-that-he-was-the-first-when….
    Rumble-he-came-tumbling-down-ito-th-pile-of-dead-bodies-soon-enough-he-was-one-of-the-bodies.

  11. nacirema, age 10, from greenville

    Hi my name is nacirema and i love art. Some of my best work is a klag i do a lot of that. But all of my work is not good as i would like it to be.

  12. Jared, age 11, from England

    Rover loved his unicycle. He wrote it everywhere. Because he rode it everywhere he installed a drinks holder on it. One day when he was riding his unicycle he saw a sword on the ground. He picked it up. Then a swarm of giant evil butterflies attacked Ruff Ruff village! He found some armour, put it on, then attacked the giant evil butterflies. They all flew away and Rover and his unicycle were national heroes. THE END.

  13. Natsuha, age 10, from Pluto

    Thick mazes that stretched out, as if nothing was happening, yet many things were. This crooked, darkened universe, that would grow upon us, telling us fables and lies that our smile would widen.

    People who’s tears fell slowly off the wrong way, her hands stretch out in surprise, as she joins this maze of crooked. her innocent eyes turned cruel, she coughs, and with darkness gets covered, and joins the crooked, depressing, universe.

  14. Aimee, age 9, from England

    A long time ago, there lived a beautiful girl called Laura. She lived near Porthleven harbour a place in Cornwall. One dark night, while Laura was tucked up in her soft bed, she heard a scary sound. Laura shivered and dived under her covers. The noise suddenly stopped so she peeked out. In front of her stood a old and wet man that looked like he had just come from the depths of the seas, wearing rags. He whispered to her “Be careful”.

    The next night her mother took her to a famous muesem called the Tate. The Tate stored all the lost treasures found in Porthleven’s area. Laura started to explore the muesem and she suddenly found a small door. She crept through and she was trapped!!!! A huge monster of a thing, then jumped out at her. It sadly killed her. Laura was never seen again…

  15. Carolina, age 11, from USA

    This painting really intrigues me! It is very interesting with its dark colors and abstract shapes. I can tell that the artist expressed his dark feelings by all of the dark colors and brush strokes.

  16. Alyssa, age 12, from United States

    There once was a man whose was greedy and longed for the largest house of them all. He constructed one, and came to the realization that his house was not much taller than the clouds. His house grew in size and shape till it reached the gods, above the clouds. Mocking the gods that his home was more awesome than their creation of the world beneath him they became enraged. Angered and confused, the gods banished him and the house from the world till where the house and man withered in the darkness, with nobody to see them.

  17. ramla, age 9, from england

    Hi my name is ramla and this beatiful art work has made me cry to my knees and it makes thw world think of the young men and ladies who had loved to paint so if u want to be a artist you should work hard to achive that goal

  18. alicia, age 8, from united kingdom

    there is a legend that died called portleven harbour they say that this is a haunted piece of art and with all the little pieces af sticks and cloth it is like a big ship but it is not actually one it’s very unknowable and so they say there is some little facts but the artist is a unforgetable person and his art works is in my head and heart

  19. devon, age 9, from england

    it looks like a giraffe being petted by a lady if you look at the top of the painting

  20. emily howard, age 13, from engerland

    one day there was a odd looking building and the odd looking building just randomely came to town and it just apperd from no wear and then a boy called jonny went to the new building because nobody hade ever been in the building ever be for as he went in the hall eccoed with fear and then all he heard was HELP! HELP! HELP! in the distance whos there he cryed where are you? I dont know where i am and i dont know how i died your dead? yes i am dead its the building get out why you still can please leave this building GO NOW ok ill go whats your name steven steven tetrem ok im going to get help ok! steven ill be back soon with the police and an ambulence OK JUST GO GOOD BYE as the boy runs out of the building he gose down to the police office and says emergncey quick come with me qick quick ffollow me and get an abulence story continues soon

  21. Bryce Karg, age 11, from usa

    this is a really cool painting it looks like grafitti.I used to live in California and there was a lot of cool grafitti art and it was cool like this one, but it was illegal there. So i couldn’t do it.

  22. reerg sllib, age 11, from yugoslavia

    bonjouir!!!!! (hello) this picture is awesome!!!! in my opinion, it looks like a boat with a sky in the backround!! it is cool!!! interseting pic. love,reerg <3

  23. meg cottle, age 13, from England

    If i could erase time i would. But, i cant.Theur was a time in my life that i had everything, from the best toys, to the coolest friends, and i even met hundreds of celebraties, but that is behind me now, its long gone, You see, when i was just 13, my mother asked me what i would like for my birthday, me being the person i was, got to do whatever i desierd, so i decided i wanted to go into the building. The building everybody feared. so the next day my mother took me to the building only to find that the door was wide open, my mother siad we should go back, but i through a tantrum and so we proceeded through the darkend rusty door. Then The Scream. An ear piercing scream fiolled the room.A scream of pure fear and pain. The scream, of my mother. That was the last time i ever saw her, her lying on the blood stained foor, her magled body ripped to peices. Ans it was my fault. I, am the ghost of Layon 51.

  24. Ellie Keenan, age 11, from England

    Long ago , a young girl and boy lived near a harbour , Porthlever in Cornwall.
    The two children were bestfriends ,and most of their friends from school lived on the same street too. One day the boy and girl rosie and jake walked past the harbour with two other friends , as they went past they saw the strong ,cold and bitter weather tipping the childrens favourite boat on a edge they loved it so much because it delievers the toys from different countries and if they helped some times they would let them have toys for free . So in shock they all quickly ran over and tried to pull it back up with the ropes but it didn’t work instead it dragged them onto the boat firmly and knocked them out whilst on it. The four children Sailed away into the moon light across the seas. But Thirty years later they found there way back and there parents still lived in the exact house on the exact street and their houses looked exactly how they left it . It was like they never left!

  25. emily maturo, age 10, from united states

    this is a big pile of junk under it theres a big dog and he been there for 3 years and never been found beacause he lived there for years under it so one girl house lived by there and here baseball got stuck in there so she went to get it and her name is Mia so she went to get it and saw the big pile of junk move out came was a big great dane he didnt bite her or nothing she told her mom she said no coller no home that means lets keep him and call max he was a good dog .

  26. Ashley Bates, age 11, from U.S.A

    It looks like a dark ally with a backetball hoop with 2 ghosts playing backetball then they left and went to the tallist tower in town and sleeped there. THE END ;)

  27. Bryce Karg, age 11, from USA

    once upon a time there was a rich man and he loved to buy expensive cars and one day he bought too many cars that he went broke.Then he had to live in a tunnel with no food or water.Then one day a guy said if you want money again you have to sell your cars.So he said no they are too important to me.so he lived in the tunnel for the rest of his life.

    The End

  28. Lily, age 9, from UK

    Ages ago, there was a legend about Portleven Harbour in Cornwall saying that Cornwall was Haunted..There was a young girl who lived by Portleven called Annabelle, she was very beautiful and anice kind girl. One night she had a nightmare about Portleven and she went inside a building with lots of doors in it and all the doors lead to the outside of the building she was very scared. When she woke up she saw a scary man saying “Annabelle be careful” She climbed up to the top of Portleven as she stepped in the building she found on the floor lots of dead bodies. And dear Annabelle Jane Weldleford had died that night she became mad because of what she saw and she was never seen again…

  29. Anna, age 8, from England

    The Malliet Mansion that was right next door to Rachel’s house was said to be 1000 years old. No one had ever lived there, for it was built for the peoples pleasure. Rachel passed it every day on the way to school, and everyday it looked the same. She liked the mansion, it was covered in flowers, and nature, and she like the play hop scotch with her friends outside. But rumor was going around that some one would buy the place, and Rachel didn’t know to believe it or not.
    Soon an old man came and moved in to the Malliet Mansion. He staked things on top of the building until it was taller than the tallest building in the world. “I’m never going to your house again Rachel, that old man is crazy.” all of her friends said. But finally one day, the old man came out. “Rachel!” he shouted. “I was the creator of this building you know.” Shocked, she told her family, but her Mum had already known. Her friends and teacher knew. Gosh, she didn’t know a bit… too bad.

  30. juilckfzk\.3,, age 127, from france

    there was once a boy called peter lanyon he grew up very fast and lived happily ever after the end yh bye

  31. madison xxx, age 5, from herts

    mummy rhys are playing a game and rhys is sping to the music and now

  32. madison xxx, age 5, from herts

    mummmmy rhys where playing a game and rhys was darncing to the music

  33. mojo, age 10, from neverlands

    The tangled and confused lines, swirl and bend like an ancent script. In this world no one requiers a map, only instinct can help you though the maze. The many trapped in this mess of tangeled lines got there though nothing but a curiuos mind. The swirls also hold a terrible sectet, to find out you must enter though the passages deep in your mind. to be Continued………

  34. laila, age 9, from englan

    a long time ago there was this evil old man who lived in this villiage all by him
    self.
    later that day an old woman came round and went to see this old man when she knocked on the door the man pointed a gun at her face so she ran as fast as her legs could take her and never to return

  35. amal, age 9, from england kent margate

    oh my that is scary! i cant tell you of the terror in this story

  36. Mileydi, age 11, from north carolina

    once you see these creations of of art, you feel them you say i want to do this i want to go to college and be an artist this is a very creative artwork looks like the titanic
    Sincerely,Mileydi Peace,live,love,laugh,dream I love Art

  37. louis, age 9, from u.k

    it is stuoopid.

  38. Georgia, age 12, from England

    A house……a house which stood still in a tangled mess of hate. Something was coming. A groan broke out and SOMETHING was coming. A calm voice spoke. “i warned you, didn’t i warn you!” The old woman was sitting down in her rocking chair. She was singing a sea chanty. A hiss was thundering in my ear.
    ———————————————————————————————————————————-
    Up and down up and down, riding upon rocks and villages and childern. Coldness was what it breathed coldness was what it was. It had no mercy…..

  39. Miss V, age 11, from England

    A crumbling cluster of broken down dreams and countryside paradises.
    A deep blue, a light grey, a simple brown. Boats. Stairs. Light winds, raging seas.

    The scrawly scribblings and drippy drawings cascade down into scrambled slopes and lonely lines.

  40. Emily, age 10, from halton rd

    one day a litte girl calld emily whent to the Art museum and she saw a wondfol
    siyt.

  41. frances, age 10, from ferryhill

    A long time ago, There was a legend about Portleven Harbour in Cornwall, saying it was haunted. There was a young girl who lived in Cornwall near Portleven, called Annabelle, she was such a beautiful, nice girl. One evening she had a terrible nightmare about Portleven that she went inside the building with lots of doors and all the doors lead to the outside of the building she was so frightened. As she awoke she found a scary old man, saying ‘Annabelle

  42. Mike, age 8, from U.S.A.

    Lanyon is a very talented artist. He adds lots of detail into his art. My favorite painting is Porthleven, a Peter Lanyon made in 1951. It is a picture that makes me feel cold inside. It looks like a miserable town from my veiw of it, I hear the water flowing in this picture. Some markets may be in the picture too. Yes I like this picture Porthleven very much. Its very interesting, Peter Lanyon defenatly has the talent.

  43. maddie, age 7, from u.s.a.

    Peter likeed to draw big stuff like.He used big sploches of color that rminned him of the ocaon and stormy wether.If i walked into thepicher it would be so cool.

  44. Lechaunda, age 8, from Ohioh

    I fell happy here in school . Schools are made for cildren to lern and play. School is fun.

  45. hannah, age 7, from USA

    This picture is very creative. I think it looks like a old church! This painting was made in 1995. It looks like there is letters and numbers!! To you, you might not think it looks like a big blob. The painting is by Peter Layon. If I went in the picture I think it would be cold and verey very very very very very windy!!!!!!
    Thats my prediction!

  46. AUBREY, age 11, from USA

    IT IS A WIERD FIGURE IT HAS ALL SORTS OF COLORS THIS PIECE IS A REALLY COOL EXPERIENCE TO SEE IT IS FUN AND WOULD MOST LIKELY TAKE A LONG TIME TO PAINT AND MAKE IT WOULD BE VERY HARD FOR ME TO MAKE THIS PIECE I THINK IT ACCTUALLY WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO ME I WOULD BE FRUSTRATED AND TRYING TO GET HELP IT WOULD BE A MESS SO ANYWAY THIS PIECE LOOKS LIKE IT TOOK A WHILE FOR THE ARTIST TO MAKE I REALLY WISH I WAS BORN WITH THE ARTISTS SKILLS SO THAT I COULD DRAW LIKE THIS AND STUFF BUT WHO KNOWS MAYBE I WILL GROW UP AND BE AN ART TEACHER SOMEDAY I LOVE TO DRAW CRAZY STUFF LIKE THAT BUT STILL AINT AS WILD TO DRAW SOMETHING LIKE THAT WELL I GUESS I HAVE A FEW MORE THINGS TO SAY ABOUT THIS PIECE OF ART THEN IM OUT! FIRST I WILL SAY I BET OUR ART TEACHER COULD DRAW THAT HE IS A REALLY GOOD ARTIST BUT I STILL THINK IT TOOK A WHILE TO MAKE AND I REALLY MEAN A LONG TIME NO LIE SO WELL THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS PIECE OF ART SOOOO I GUESS IM OUTTA HERE BYEE!!!!!

  47. Abbi, age 8, from England UK

    PART ONE A long long time ago in porthleven around about 1951, there lived a girl named Amelia she was probaly the funnest girl there.One stormy night whilst Amelia was
    sleeping she felt someone trying to to get to her but they couldn’t !She awoke realising it was just a dream,but then she heard a yelp calling HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELPPPPPP!!!!It was coming from the harbour she put on her dressing gown and headed to the harbour. As soon as she got there she saw a beautiful blackhound, Amelia wondered why it was there Suddenly she was GONE!!!

  48. derek, age 7, from U.S.A

    This picture make’s me fell dark, like a storm, cool, full of shapes. And musty like a swomp.

  49. JIMMY, age 8, from U.S.A

    This makes me feel like going outside. I have mixed emoshions just looking at it. I feel like I am dirifting off in an ocean. I like the eligant brush strokes.

  50. lailacharlton, age 9, from U.K

    once upon a time there was and old lady who was found dead on her door step,
    on this evil house when anyone would touch they would be in terror so never go there said her husband sadly

  51. Ann LC, age 11, from United Kingdom

    The Buildings crowded and hustled in the isolated harbour. White foam danced up from the sea where boats rocked and moaned in their bed of blue. Glinting fish darted like arrows through the sharp, cold water.
    All was quiet.
    ***
    I walk forward, pulling my scarf close, the warm, familiar smell sends hope rushing through me. Mist swirls and dances at my feet, the smell of salt and sea makes my nose sting. In the distance, a silhouette emerges out of the fog. I halt, startled. Another Surviver?

  52. gypola, age 8, from club penguin

    Once there was a girl living in a pot she was stuck in the pot.The next day she saw a penguin with head phones on she saw he was walking when he dropped his bag, a book and a picture fell out and also a picture of him and under the picture it said im called Gypola then he picked them up then he went to the bin and put the picture in the bin he saw her and ran when she climed out of the pot she looked at the picture it was a boat [or thats what it seemed like] she took it when she saw a pear hit her on the head she saw all of the penguins looking at her and throwing pears then she saw that they had a banner saying “we hate humans!” they also kept saying that then they all left to go to there houses to eat there lunch or read a book also if they wanted play o there laptop for fun. There was a penguin called lady Ga Ga she went home to her posh igloo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    #############################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################ByGypola#################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################

  53. lineke, age 13, from germany

    i hate these rocks. they are too big. too heavy. too unflexible. i hate to be caught in between them. i hate to go the way the rocks make me to go. i dont believe there is just this way up.
    i hate the strong sound of the waves. i hate the houling wind on my face. i hate this wet coldness which runs down the rocks. i hate the grey sea and the screaming doves. i hate the houses which looks like angry dogs. i hate to go to church.

  54. Isabella, age 8, from from England

    Porthleven is a harbour in Cornwall. Peter Lanyon liked to paint how he felt about a place and not just what it looked like. He used big bold brush marks, and splashes of colour that remind us of the sea and the stormy weather.There was a legend about Portleven harbour, saying it was haunted. There was a young, pretty girl called Annabelle.One evening she had a terrible nightmare about Portleven that she went inside the building with lots of doors and all the doors lead to the outside of the building she was so frightened. As she awoke she found a scary old man, saying ‘Annabelle, be careful.’ She climbed up to the top of Portleven as she stepped in the building she found lots of dead bodies on the floor. And dear Annabelle Jane Weldleford had died that night she became mad and was never seen again………………..

  55. Ruby, age 5, from england

    The picture stood tall and proud its dark and serious colours hypnotiseing me i cant take my eyes of of it its scareing me now then pop my eyes are of the picture for one split second then bam i am looking at it again it was like they were giving me a quick pit stop will this ever end im bored!!!

  56. X, age 0, from x

    Porthleven, come on don’t tell me you haven’t heard? You haven’t? Well make sure you are prepared. Tuck the children up. Close the curtains. Lock your doors. Tonight I am about to tell you the most gruesome story there ever was.
    Portleven. It used to be a marvelous place. Sun shining. Kids laughing. Birds singing. But then the sun stoped shining. The kids stopped laughing. And the birds stopped singing. Why? Because death walked among Portleven. not just death, it had friends too. Disease, pain and fright. They came the ghosts of hell. They slowly crept around Portleven eating away childrens dreams, adults hope and birds songs. In that town the only girl not gone insane, mad or dead. Was Anne Richy, she was smart. She locked her bedroom door. And slowly without making a sound sat on her bed. But death is not so dumb. He and pain, disease and firght. Rapped on her door. The cool chill voices sent spirts through the door. Tormentinf her. “let us in,” Their cold harsh voices cried. Another sound. scraping. But wait what was that? Drip Drip. Water? Anne glanced around to terrified to move. The bags under her eyes growing every second. Her hungry growing. Her pain frowing. she was….. scared. She moved slowly over to the edge of the bed and bent ove. Drip, drip. Was ot the sound of water. It was blood. Her blood. She looked at her hand it was bleeding she looked up. Death stared her in the eyes. Anne knew she couldn’t run. Run. why run? she thought. Then with her last breath she muttered. “Hello, old friend.” Then she fell. fell into the unkowen the scary the botomless pit of fire.

  57. Ariane, age 11, from Mars

    A little girl named Alice lived in a small town called Porthleven. The weather was always different there, one day it is sunny the next it might be snowy, it was unpredictable. One night, Alice was taking a tour around Porthleven. She kept walking and walking, until she saw this weird building (Peter Lanyon Porthleven, 1951). It was messed up and very confusing to look at. As she went inside, she heard a strange voice whispering “Be Careful” Alice continued and tried ignoring the voices of souls crying and pleading for Alice’s help. Each time Alice opened one of a hundred doors she saw dead bodies floating. Later on, Alice was trying to figure out how to get out of the haunted building, when she saw a door filled with light, she ran straight to it, opened and jumped with relief. But as she was falling down she just realized it was a river of blood. Alice fell and drowned like all the other people did. A year later, Alice was on of the floating bodies….

  58. ProfessionalAuthoressX, age 14, from Wales

    Walking through this grey miserable looking picture of a harbour would be a very good experience. As i think about it, the noises i would probably hear if i was there would be the sound of the sea surrounded around each little and bbig boat swishing, and waves clashing against the concrete walls. The sky woould be gloomy and cloudy, but still light enough to see the beautiful country view higher up the mountains by the harbour. The air would be filled with the fresh smell of salted sea water, and baking pastries from baker shops and meat smells from butchers coming from the other end of the town. I suppose i would be walking a dog if i was to visit a harbour, as harbours are mostly calm and relaxing to walk your dog. But, this harbour would be different. It would be filled with different aged people running around, with big smiles on their faces even though the weather isn’t as bright as a summers day in Turkey. There will be old couples walking around and fathers fantasized while checking out the speed boats and mothers clasping their little childrens hands while they try to run for the ice cream van which would be parked right behind the harbour. In this harbour older people would go fishing in the sea. At 7pm the harbour would be surrounded in fishers, jumping in the air as they caught a fish or sighing in dissapointment when they realise they have reeled in an old sock, or something. This harbour would be happy at all times, even if the weather is as grumpy as scrooge, or as sunny as a summers day, everyone would immediatly have smiles on their faces when they visit this harbour. Dont you just wish you could walk into this painting now? :)

  59. art girl.x, age 13, from wales

    not all art pieces have to be neat and perfect, they can be a total mess, with smudges of paint or weird looking shapes, but as long as they are put together to make a picture, its Art. :)

  60. ellie, age 12, from england

    On a calm day it is peaceful, but when the storm comes the harbour changes. The waves throttle the stone houses, disfiguring them.You don’t want to be there when the storm comes, it can swallow up civilisations, as if they weren’t ever there.

  61. saffron, age 9, from England

    There was a young girl who lived in Cornwall near Portleven, called Emma, she was such a beautiful, nice girl.One evening she had a frightning nightmare about Portleven that she went inside the building with lots of doors and all the doors lead to the outside of the building she was terrified.As she awoke she found a scary old man, saying ‘Emma, be careful.’ She climbed up to the top of Portleven as she stepped in the building she found lots of dead bodies and blood on the floor………………………………………………………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH”.

  62. Lillian, age 9, from Yorksheire

    …………..BLOOD was dripping everywere and the sharpest knife ever was lying on the blood red doorstep..

    seconds later a creekey, smelly, horrible, old woman…….

  63. Lily, age 11, from England

    Elizabeth awoke, one stormy night to the sounds of rain splashing against the window and birds going crazy at the thought of the storm.
    Elizabeth lived on the outskirts of Cornwall, quite near to Porthleven which suffers from torrential rain and bad storms. In the middle of Porthleven was a wreckage of what seemed like a boat crash along with quite alot of other things aswell. Elizabeth had always wanted to go and explore but her mum always said the same thing when she asked:
    “I have told you time and time again Lizzie,you are going down to the ship wreck because it is too dangerous and no-one is there to protect you!”
    And Ellie used to always say the same thing back:
    “But mum if Sally comes with me then we can protect each other?”
    But it didn’t work like that. Sally was Elizabeth’s bestest friend in the whole entire world and nothing could seperate them. Nothing. But Sally had an even more protective mum than Elizabeth’s!
    Elizabeth walked over to the open window to shut it and went back to bed. The next morning she got back up, she had slept rougher than normal because of her awakening so she wasn’t as lively as normal but that didn’t stop her. She went over to Sally’s and when Sally was finally ready they headed off to The Ship Wreck even though they were told not to. On the way they were talking about all the cool and amazing things they were going to tell their friends back at Holly Dale Primary and how popular they were about to become. Caught up in the moment Elizabeth shouted
    “Sally get over here look what I found!”
    “What is it?” Sally replied.
    What Elizabeth had found was the ancient pendant that Sir Harold Serpent had worn the night he had died in the boat crash. He risked his life for his country and wore the pendant around a chain the night he was killed.
    “Oh my jeepers!” Cried Sally “I know what it is! I actually know what it is!”
    “Well don’t hold your breath- Spit it out!”
    “Its the Pendant that famous guy wore the night he died in the boat crash!” Sally spluttered.
    Elizabeth looked confused.
    “This bloomin’ Ship Wreck you dummy!” Cried Sally.
    “Legend has it,the person that finds it first will be the richest person in Cornwall- That’s you!” Said Sally feeling quie knowledgable.
    “Oh my jeepers- Thats me?” Gasped Elizabeth.
    They ran as fast as their little legs could carry them off home to tell Jean (Elizabeths Mum).
    When they got home and showed Jean she almost fainted- It was they happiest day of their lives. Even though Elizabeth got grounded for two months for disobeying her mother, She was still extremely proud of herself and so were the others.

    Well what can I say, maybe all stories do have a happy ending…

  64. anissa, age 6, from engeland

    One buitiful sunny day meriam the qeen gentley walked out of her castle but… her eyes catched a hansem prince they fell in love

  65. poppy, age 4, from usa

    once upon a time there lived a fairy she lived in this place sha got eaten bi a whearwolv

  66. crap face, age 98, from Japan

    Hey. Im got merryed yesterday and im board so im writeing this wat are you doing if you can comment on these comment because i need soome friends! :) I love you well not really :) im jsut so board out of my mind and im getting out of school today at 1 oclock and i hate Ms robberson! and im so board and i got Ms Robberson next period :'( ugghhh nothing to do! dododododo Lalalala… I made a movie yesterday im the mane carrecter and im famis my name is Rob dyrdek so bye ttyl chat me or sum u no! <3 :) ;) :') :'( :P

  67. ALIE, age 11, from GEORGIA

    ONE DAY WE WAS GOING TO THE PARK TO PLAY AND I GOT AND TO A FIGHT WITH A GIRL THAT I DONT KNOW SO WE GOT AN BIG TROUNDLE SO WE HAVE TO LEAVE THE PARK AN WE NOT GO BACK BECAUSE IF I GO BACK.

  68. ellie, age 12, from england,newcastle

    It was late morning when the soldiers came knocking on the door. Such a polite knock.
    The soldiers knocked again. A firm knock but not one designed to alarm. Knock, knock, knock, as if by a gloved hand, which was the case.

    Jimmy knew it was the soldiers. He had seen them walking along the road, past the troop carriers, six of them in uniform, carrying guns.
    There was a third knocking on the door, a more insistent knocking, an offended knocking, a you’d-better-be-opening-this-door-now sort of knocking, before-we-get-angry sort of knocking. Jimmy scuttled backwards towards his mother who clasped him to her pinafored bosom.The knocking became a slapping-banging, as if with the flat palm of a gloved hand, and then there began a firm kicking at the bottom of the door. Not enough to damage it but enough to suggest damage would be done if it wasn’t opened. A voice shouted, superfluously: “Open the door!” One of the soldiers came to the window and peered into the room, trying to see through the net curtains. Jimmy’s mother turned to the kitchen and saw more soldiers, three of them, standing in the back garden, hands on guns. Her trembling transmitted itself through to the boy. He felt her arms shaking, her body shaking, her legs shaking.so many thoughts running through his head and no idea what to do.

  69. Jade Edmonds, age 11, from England,notts,hucknall

    this picture looks like a building that never ends.
    It reminds me of something that do’s not end like a book.
    It look hard and tall,scary EVIL!!!
    NO ONE CAN CLIMB IT !!!!
    its just to big !

    we do it altogether

  70. Emily, age 11, from England

    Once there lived a little girl named Anjum she was very poor and lived with her aunt and uncle.One day she went outside to get some food,nobody liked her because she wore ragged clothes,smelled,ripped clothes and smelled very very disgusting

    To be continued…….

  71. DEVONDOLMAN, age 9, from england

    you know what this looks like,it looks like a boat battle!

  72. xuma, age 14, from maldives

    no crew
    huge and wast as an island
    so much to explore
    the wheather a pleasant storm
    the ship does not rock much[so no feeling sick]
    doors..so many
    each one leads to the place yu think of before yu open them
    this is awesome ^^

  73. Year 6, Bank Leaze, age 10, from England

    A foggy sky threatened the harbour. I was horrified; far beyond I could hear gulls screaming for help. The blustery storm was frightening, as lightning flashed across the harbour, igniting boats and buildings nearby. All I could smell was the burning stench of the leaking oil and the flaming sails.

  74. Jack, age 10, from England

    One day,One day only in 3048 Junk was falling from the sky but one peice wasnt like the others it had buildings on it and a time machine so it teleported to 1951 and Peter Layon from Porthleven saw this peice of junk and it inspired him to paint this peice and it succsesfully worked and landed in a museum call Tate the best museum in the world

  75. Piglet86, age 14, from England

    Porthleven is a harbour in Cornwall. It is the most scariest harbour in the world! People go there but thet don’t come back.

  76. Saya, age 14, from Ronald

    One day, when the sky was dark and people looked sad a flash came from sky painted this picture. When people saw it they start to be scared of art. Hopefully, some braive men decided to look better this image. After some days they undrestood that this wasn’t something dangerous but the most valuable thing in their miserable city. They touched it and they felt a strong and powerfull feeling.

  77. Luke maulkerson, age 127, from that place

    its pretty good :)

  78. punya and mawahip, age 9, from england

    It was a cold damp night . The noise of the waves were terrible.There is a man walking by a very narow road by the church.He was carring tolls to built a house.The sails were all cruched up together.

  79. Aliyah & Maisie, age 9, from uk

    It is a cold damp, dump place and it is windy and dirty. It is kind of a stormy weather. There are no buildings. I can hear noises of trash being thrown in the dump place. It is full of trash and rubish and loads of rubbish junk and old stuff that aren’t being needed at all. All the rubbish made a rubbish tower out of tyres, wood and old furniture. It is a really a damp long time ago, There was a legend about Portleven Harbour in Cornwall, saying
    it was haunted. There was a young girl who lived in Cornwall near Portleven, called Annabelle, she was such a beautiful, nice girl. One evening she had a terrible nightmare about Portleven that she went inside the building with lots of doors and all the doors lead to the outside of the building she was so frightened. As she awoke she found a scary old man, saying ‘Annabelle, be careful.’ She climbed up to the top of Portleven as she stepped in the building she found lots of dead bodies on the floor. And dear Annabelle Jane Weldleford had died that night she became mad and was never seen again……………..

  80. Naomi,Elijah, age 9, from Engalnd

    A long time ago, there was a beautiful princess who was captured by a strange and weird looking aritst.Every day the artist sent out the princess to trap some fish for them to eat.One stormy day the princess was yet again to be sent out and as she was going she heard a terrible noise.She looked a head but there was nothing to be seen.But she caught a glint of a huge ship sailing across the sea.She wanted to go with them but she could not bear to think of the artist being afraid.She longed to go somewhere else so she went aboard the ship.She met many strange men there but she lived very well and she forgot about the strange.