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Tapestry by Props

In 2021, Props and Tapestry came together to brew our first beers and discover how the brewing process could provide valuable work opportunities to Props trainees.

This was a huge success, most importantly in challenging perceptions of what adults who have learning disabilities can achieve.

So in 2022, Props started our journey into running our own brewery – Tapestry by Props – with the mission of breaking down barriers in the brewing industry and creating long term meaningful jobs for people who have disabilities. 

We now run the popular Taproom in Totterdown in summer, where we partner with local businesses and artists to deliver regular events including makers markets, music and poetry nights, quiz nights and food pop ups.

During the winter the Tapestry team are based in our Crafted by Props cafe during the evenings, turning the space into a cosy bar.

Every beer we produce has been crafted by our trainees and brewed with the help of Props staff and brewery professionals.

You can find out more about Tapestry by Props here.

And see what we get up to on instagram here. 

"Paid job is the target. It would be very very useful to earn my own money, knowing that I worked hard for that money."
"I’ve enjoyed biking and gardening. The bike rides are my favourite."

Dive into Props Enterprises.

Crafted by Props is our high street Café, shop and exhibition space where we showcase the vibrant talent of our Trainees to the public.

Workshop by Props is the Creative heart of our social enterprises, where the products and design elements of our shop, brewery and cafes are born

Our Cycle Hub has the dual aim of providing work opportunities in bicycle maintenance and supporting Trainees to get out cycling with weekly guided rides.

Tapestry by Props aims to break down barriers in the brewing industry and create long term meaningful jobs for people who have disabilities

Our café in the Vassall Centre offers many Trainees their first experience in customer facing roles, allowing them to build confidence within a familiar environment.

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