Soap fans take note: a new exhibition at Salford Museum & Art Gallery looks at the genesis of Coronation Street. Four Miles from Manchester, which begins in October, is a celebration of the life and work of Tony Warren, the show’s creator. Warren was from Pendlebury, Salford, and the programme was inspired by the people he knew there. Telling stories of working-class people from an ordinary street was highly unusual when the show first aired, but it struck a chord with the public and Coronation Street went on to become the world’s longest-running continuous drama. The exhibition brings the writer’s original scripts, photographs, and personal items together for the very first time. Specially-created paintings by artist David Coulter, who grew up in Salford at the same time as Tony Warren, will set the scene. There will be a replica 1960s living room where you can watch Corrie’s very first episode.

Sat 21 Oct – Tue 3 Jul 2018, Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Peel Park, Crescent, Salford, M5 4WU, Tel: 0161 778 0800, times vary, FREE,

Sat 21 Oct - Tue 3 Jul
A. James Simpkin
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Sat 30 Jun 2018