Patagonia Presents: What The Hands Do Film Screening

Join Patagonia and Wiper and True for a screening of a new film in support of Colour Up Bristol, a local community group who focus on bringing ethnic minorities together through climbing.

As well as the film screening, a panel of speakers will also host talks.

Film Synopsis

Mariana Mendoza and Miguel Casar are attracted to proud, challenging boulders and approach the sport with passion and dedication. At the same time, they believe that climbing hard is not the only thing that matters. As lifelong social justice advocates, they ask: How can we use climbing to cultivate joy and connection in our communities? Can climbing create opportunities for meaningful growth? How can we use climbing to shape the world we want to see?

Panel Speakers

Marie Uri

Marie Uri (She/Her) is a rock climber with a disability and a chronic illness and wants other people like her to be able to access the sport that she loves.

Veronica Melkonian

Veronica Melkonian (She/Her) is a UK-based British-Armenian commerical outdoor photographer, specialising in adventure sport with a focus on climbing, and diversifying the outdoors.

Yazan Abbas

Yazan (He/Him) is a Syrian climber, cyclist and photographer. He's a fervent advocate of diversity and equality, using his interests as a platform for social change. You might find him behind the desk at Flashpoint, climbing with Colour Up Bristol (where he's a trustee), zipping around on his yellow bike, or in the front row of any punk gig in town.

Date & Time

Tuesday 5th December, 6 - 10pm.

Ticket Information

The event is free to attend. Please reserve a free ticket through Patagonia's website here.

Venue Accessibility

→ Level access throughout the building (including into the brewery for tours)

→ Dropped height bar for wheelchair users

→ Accessible toilet

→ Two accessible car parking spots

→ Low height tables & moveable seating reserved for wheelchair users 

→ Large print drinks menu available

→ Some venue signage is printed in braille

→ Our bar staff are all trained to look out for anyone who may face communication challenges, and we'll always do our absolute best to ensure that everyone can comfortably order a drink in a way that suits them, and then enjoy our venue.

Getting Here

Event address: The Taproom, Unit 11, City Business Park, Easton Road, Bristol, BS5 0SP.

Finding the Taproom: Enter the industrial estate via the Easton Road entrance opposite LA Gym. Ignore the first left-hand turn, and keep walking down the straight main road. Take the next left-hand turn; the taproom will be on your left.

For detailed travel instructions for arriving by Bike, Bus, Car, and Foot, click here