Newcastle artist celebrates six decades of Coronation Street with special works

'On The Cobbles' Credit: Leigh Lambert

An artist from Newcastle has created special artwork to celebrate six decades of Coronation Street.

ITV Studios has revealed Leigh Lambert’s artwork illustrating life ‘On the Cobbles’ over the decades. 

The main image sees Coronation Street recreated in Leigh’s 'signature style' and features characters from the past and the present.

It was a real honour to be invited to produce such a momentous tribute.  Visiting the set earlier this year I got to experience the real sense of history these iconic buildings and cobbles have and it’s obvious how the endless list of characters who have ‘lived’ in them and walked on them are permanently in the great British psyche. 

Leigh Lambert, Artist

The three sketches which accompany the collection feature a 'Love Story', the famous pigeons (‘They Always Come Home’) and the opening scene of the first ever episode (Our Kid’s Up Shop).

Love Story by Leigh Lambert Credit: Buckingham Fine Art: ITV
They Always Come Home by Leigh Lambert Credit: Buckingham Fine Art: ITV
Our Kid’s Up Shop by Leigh Lambert Credit: Buckingham Fine Art: ITV

Being part of Corrie’s 60th is really exciting and a true honour, I hope everybody enjoys seeing the pictures as much as I have creating them.

Leigh Lambert, Artist

Steve Watling, Controller of Operations for Games, Live and Merchandising at ITV said: "We're delighted to collaborate with Leigh on these fabulous works of art which I am sure will be hugely popular with all our Coronation Street fans. 

"Leigh’s an incredibly collectable artist and we’re excited to see this celebration of ‘Corrie’s 60th become a part of art history - as well as giving fans of the show the chance to own a little part of Corrie history"