Riversmeet focuses on high quality writing, performance and teaching which engages with contemporary issues by linking the past to the present.
In every era the attempt must be made anew to wrest tradition away from a conformism that is about to overwhelm it.
-Walter Benjamin 1940
We received the very sad news that our much loved author Shaun Traynor, poet and writer (Savannah and Her Thirteen Moons) has died. Our thoughts are with his wife Ursula and the rest of the family. In the near future we will feature a full appreciation of Shaun’s life on our Publications page. A full appreciation of Shaun's life and work can be found here.
New Blog Post Double Happiness
New Riversmeet Monologue
Part of a speech by TE Lawrence from Jan Woolf's new play Blood, Gold and Oil. Set in the present day in a museum - as an exhibition, 'Lawrence of Arabia and the Arab revolt of WW1' is about to open. Watch here...
New Riversmeet Short Bookshop
It’s 1812 and Elizabeth Hitchener has joined Percy Shelley in Lynton where he is in self imposed exile. Here she explains how a woman from a humble background became such an avid reader. Watch here...
Our response to the impact of Covid-19 on our live theatre productions has been to create the Riversmeet Monologues and Riversmeet Shorts. Coming soon Eammon's Boots.
New Ulysses Course
New guest blogger
Helena Enright is a theatre practitioner with a passion for exploring creative ways to facilitate social change. Her most recent play Playing the Game features contemporary testimony from mothers in prison.