THE mixed bean season


While our studio at Fairfield Halls has been temporarily closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, SAVVY has been delivering weekly sessions online.

Throughout this pandemic, 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 has three main strands.

  1. Weekly Group Workshops

  2. Collaboration

  3. Show Development



1. Weekly Group Workshops

We aim for each of our ongoing weekly groups to continue on the same day and time, however instead of coming to our studio, the workshops take place online via ZOOM.


2. Collaboration

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


3. Show Development

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

Although we are aiming to move our weekly programme back to the SAVVY Studio during the upcoming Spring 2021 season, 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 who cannot attend in person.

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 this unprecedented time.  

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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