Meet George Webster – The Inspiring CBeebies Star and BAFTA Winner!

George Webster is a 23-year-old BAFTA award-winning TV presenter, actor, author and dancer from Leeds. He made history when he became the first CBeebies presenter with Down Syndrome, quickly becoming a beloved fixture on the channel.

George’s incredible achievements and positive impact have earned him widespread acclaim. In 2022, he was named one of the Radio Times’ most influential TV personalities and won a prestigious BAFTA for Best Children’s TV Presenter. He also appeared on the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, which was widely celebrated as a groundbreaking moment for disability representation.

Beyond his screen work, George is a passionate advocate for inclusion and inspiring others. He has read from his popular children’s books, at prestigious literary festivals, empowering audiences to embrace their unique talents. George is also an ambassador for organisations like Mencap, Yorkshire Dance, and Parkrun.

Now, you have the chance to hear George’s remarkable story first hand. At this special event, he will read excerpts from his books This is Me? And Why Not? and will talk about his life, his career and how we are all unique, all talented and special. There will be a chance to ask questions about everything from representation, to CBeebies, Strictly, winning a BAFTA and being the young person of the year at this year’s Yorkshire Awards. Discover how George’s positivity, determination and pride in his identity can inspire us all to be the best versions of ourselves.

Not got a copy of George’s books, or left yours at home? Don’t worry, as local bookseller Darling Reads will be there with plenty of copies for you purchase to then get signed by the man himself.

Don’t miss this uplifting opportunity to meet George Webster. Get your tickets now before they sell out!

This event is suitable for all ages.

Children up to the age of 16 can be admitted for free with the accompaniment of at least 1 paying general admission ticket. Maximum number of children per booking is 4.

Key to the North

Join us throughout the year for an aspirational series of talks and events around the Wakefield district.

Key to the North will encourage people to engage with new topics, acquire new skills and develop new creative interests. Talks, lectures and events will shine a light on the district’s and Yorkshire’s rich heritage and popular culture. Find out more at ouryear2024.co.uk

Venue opening hours

Monday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 1HG