Win a Same Difference Pop Academy place

PUBLISHED: 09:43 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:43 30 January 2013

Sean and Sarah Smith opening a 'Same Difference' pop academy in Weston.

Sean and Sarah Smith opening a 'Same Difference' pop academy in Weston.


TWO lucky children could win a place at a pop academy run by two music stars.

Same Difference, who were X Factor finalists and have been appearing in panto in town, will host the workshops at the Winter Gardens in February half-term.

Otherwise known as Sean and Sarah Smith, the duo will give children aged seven to 12 and 13-16 the chance to learn, improve and perform some of their favourite songs over five days.

Same Difference will work on choreography, vocal skills and performance with the youngsters.

At the end of the week the children will be able to show off the skills they have learned in a concert at the The Playhouse in High Street for friends and family.

Sarah and Sean have already been running their flagship pop academy in Portsmouth, which started two years ago and are set to run one in Hertfordshire later this year.

If the Weston one is successful they plan to come back to town to run further sessions.

Numbers are restricted for the academy, so it is on a first come first served basis.

The Mercury has teamed up with Same Difference to offer two lucky children the chance to win a place on the course.

That includes free T-shirt’s, lyric sheets and backing tracks.

To be in with a chance of winning answer the following questions:

What are Same Difference’s real names?

Send you answer, along with your name, an address and daytime telephone number to Pop Academy competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS231LW BY 9am on February 8.

Alternatively, click on the link at the top right of the page to enter.

Organiser’s rules apply.

Visit for more details on the academy or to enrol.

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