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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


Several of our productions take on a contemporary issue. By exploring a parallel moment in history we hope to understand both the present and its roots in the past.

All of our work confronts issues of urgent concern, from political surveillance and dissent to versions of democracy.

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The ‘slow learning’ approach to cultural products emphasises the place of process in education and gives each work and each reader the opportunity to become thoroughly acquainted without the pressure of acquiring a qualification.


We are committed to publishing the best writing. That means that we are more interested in work we want to see in the public domain rather than work that may be commercially successful. We are always interested to hear from writers with projects that accord with our general ideas.

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What's new?

New Blog Post Forgetting is All the Rage

Forgetting is All the Rage new blog by author and screenwriter Charles Harris. Amnesia - books, TV programmes and films are full of it. Read more...

New Course Mrs Dalloway

Join us to look at the tensions between the private sense of self and a social persona and the effect of trauma on survivors of war and pandemic  Read more...

New Riversmeet Short Hatchet Job

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Hatchet Job explores some people's attraction to violence with a captivating contrast between voice and content that characterises the darkest fairy stories. Watch here...

Coming soon...


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 Bookshop.


Lord Sidmouth

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The final film in our trilogy on Percy Shelley in Lynton, North Devon. Lord Sidmouth, played by Michael Simkins, Home Secretary in 1812 continues his persecution of Shelley.


Our second guest blogger is best selling author and international award winning writer and director Charles Harris. More about Charles here.