THE mixed bean season


While our SAVVY studio at Fairfield Halls was temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, the SAVVY Summer Season moved online.

Throughout this season, we wanted to ensure that we:

  • maintained contact with our members and provided support to access SAVVY’s online sessions

  • continued to provide exciting and energetic weekly workshops, that would facilitate creation in a virtual safe space

  • were able to support member collaboration

  • could transfer the work being developed online, back into the SAVVY studio when lockdown ended 



The Mixed Bean Season had three main strands.

  1. Weekly Group Workshops

  2. Collaboration

  3. Show Development



1. Weekly Group Workshops

Each of our ongoing weekly groups continued to take place on the same day and time, the difference was that instead of coming to our studio, the workshops took place online via ZOOM.


2. Collaboration

Using Google Classroom and WhatsApp, we provided opportunities for members from across our various groups to come together, share ideas, collaborate on tasks and support in the development of our next show.


3. Show Development

Once lockdown is over (and it will eventually be over), the work that has been created will be transferred back into the SAVVY studio for further rehearsals in preparation for our socially distanced audience! 

Although our weekly programme has now moved back to the studio, many of our members are still unable to attend due to various factors, including the need to continue shielding within supported living environments and the ever-changing policies both locally and nationally. 


SAVVY is therefore continuing to use our Mixed Bean online and digital forums to continue working and maintaining contact with our members.

Thank you to all of our amazing members, partners, support workers, parents, carers, theatre companies and everyone in our wider SAVVY community who have carried on throughout an unprecedented year.  

What an incredible team!


We will contact you with a ZOOM link for our check-in sessions.


Click the link at the time your SAVVY group would start and join us.



  • Do not share the Zoom link with anyone else.  

  • If you lose the link, contact us and we will send it to you again.


Ideally we would like you to access the Zoom sessions on a computer. 


ZOOM is a free to download on your computer via:


If you don't have a computer that's fine as you can also download the app free on your phone or tablet.

questions & support

If you would like some help with Zoom, would like talk through some ideas you’ve had from the session, or would like to collaborate with other members, then get in touch.

Contact: Alice Rayman, Associate Director 


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