Leeds 2023 team in talks with Emmerdale as soap celebrates 50th anniversary

6/29/2022 9:00:00 PM

The 50th anniversary of ITV’s Emmerdale could be tied into next year's Leeds 2023 celebrations.

The much-loved soap, which is filmed across Leeds, has been on the go for five decades, having started life as Emmerdale Farm in 1972

The 50th anniversary of ITV’s Emmerdale could be tied into next year's Leeds 2023 celebrations.

ITV soap Emmerdale is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.Leeds 2023 has been awarded more than £2.apply."Blackmoor Social is about celebrating our venue," Solos said.

Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe Emmerdale is produced at ITV’s Leeds studios on , near the city centre, while most of the outdoor scenes for the soap are shot around the rural Harewood area, around eight miles north.Speaking during a discussion about Leeds 2023 at a meeting this week, Harewood councillor Ryan Stephenson suggested a link-up with Emmerdale, adding that the programme has “huge influence” locally.Leeds 2023 was one of seven projects nationally to share £13.In response, the director of programmes for Leeds 2023, Emma Beverley, said: “I’m having a fantastic series of conversations with ITV at the moment about Emmerdale’s 50th anniversary.The award will help bring to life new project ideas and others already in development for Leeds 2023 which has committed significantly to uncovering the city’s hidden stories.“So that’s a great opportunity for us to reach a whole range of people and tell them about the year of culture.For the project, Leeds Culture Trust received £2,120,130, and it will be used to unearth individual and community-based stories, bringing them to life in original and engaging ways.” The award-winning soap recently shifted to a 7." ->Leeds golfer aims to play 493 holes in seven days for charity With 50 years experience between them, Solos and Paul have ambitious plans for their joint ventures at Blackmoor and Tasty.

30pm weekday slot to accommodate an extended ITV news programme, having been at 7pm for many years.In Otley, a series of craft workshops “The Day The Elephants Came to Town” started from an historical event that took place in the popular market town.One of our greatest strengths is our diversity and this project helps to amplify all those voices and celebrate our differences.Although a staple part of prime-time TV diets now, Emmerdale might never have reached its 25th anniversary.The show was in serious danger of being axed amid poor ratings in 1993, before a plane crash storyline in December of that year drew 18 million viewers and changed its fortunes for good.Photographers Lens Lab Leeds have also been working with faith communities in Leeds, including Mill Hill Chapel in central Leeds, United Hebrew Congregation in Shadwell and the Al Hassan Centre in Harehills, to start exploring faith and faith-based spaces in the city..Stories are emerging from many parts of the city, including Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley which has been working with poet Matt Abbott to explore the hidden stories of the Mill and its local communities.

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