The London Gay Men's Chorus

LGMC Ensemble 2018

We warmly welcome the return of the London Day Men's Chorus Ensemble (LGMCe) to Chesil Rocks for the third year.

The ensemble comprises 18 singers from the London Gay Men’s Chorus - Britain's Biggest Boyband. They perform at a range of events from award ceremonies to private parties; from weddings to television broadcasts. In the past year, LGMCe have performed sell-out shows at home and abroad.

The Leggomen


The Leggomen are a Weymouth based band that we’re formed in 2012, in the indie/country/rock genre. The band were a duo to start with Billy Hutchinson and Olly Coe, and as demand grew - and the venues got bigger - they introduced both a drummer, Josh Ellis, and later a bass guitarist with this spot covered either by Ben Delplanque or Matt Taylor.The band released their first EP on iTunes in 2013, named The Leggomen, followed up a year later, after a trip to the southern states of America with Missing the Middle, with a deep southern country vibe.The band continues to grow its following with gigs 4-5 nights a week throughout the south of England and this year, they will be closing Chesil Rocks in the marquee!You can find them on Facebook and Instagram @theleggomen

Sarah de Warren


Andy Grant Trio

Andy Grant Trio

Chris Kipper Roberts

Chris Kipper Roberts photo

Comedy Hour

Tom Glover

Our comedy will once again be hosted by our regular MC Tom Glover a Westcountry favourite and resident comepere of the Sunday Night Comedy at Weymouth Pavilion. A regular on the comedy circuit since 2011 and perfroming across the country, Tom shares his tales of life in the south west and revells in hosting shows across the south west.

Wickedly funny, beautifully timed observations" - View from Weymouth.

“Going to be a comedy monster. Reminds me of Russell Howard and Jon Richardson when they were climbing the ladder, with his own style.” - Matt Price (Natural Born Storytellers)

This video is from a Brighton Komedia gig in 2017:

Wessex Musical Theatre

Spamalot 3

Formerly known as WOS (Weymouth Operatic Society), the society decided on a new name to reflect its diverse range of musical performances. This year is also a timely reminder that the society was formed almost a century ago in September 1921. Productions were performed at the Weymouth Pavilion Theatre until 1935, when productions ceased due to financial problems.

It was only after the second world war, in 1947, that the society resumed its performances after many fund raising endeavours. Throughout its history, Weymouth Operatic rehearsed at several venues throughout the town, including premises in Derby Street that it bought in the early nineties. Yet again, financial problems beset the society and the building was sold. Today, rehearsals take place in the beautiful setting of Hope Church in Trinity Street, Brewers Quay, the setting of the annual Christmas shows.

The group’s history may echo the experience of many musical societies throughout England but 2019 promises a new start and a new recognition for this bunch of talented and local performers. It just grows from strength to strength. Not only does Wessex Musical Theatre perform annual productions at the Pavilion but they also sing at weddings and other local events.



Matt Kilsby

Matt Kilsby

A local resident, Matt's day job is a long time city career in finance - however his passion is in magic.

Inspired by his Grandad when he was young, it's something Matt has now been practicing for over 10 years. He's excited to share some of it with you at this years' Chesil Rocks !


Emily Stiles.

Chesil Rocks will be Emily's first encounter with story-telling at a music festival and she is so excited! She is no stranger with telling stories and with being in front of a larger audience. Emily has had a love of the performing arts since she was Alice (in Wonderland) in primary school herself! Since then; she's pursued a degree in Arts and Education at Bretton Hall, West Yorkshire, before settling for a career in teaching when she realised she wasn't going to be a famous Hollywood actress.

For 10 years, she lived and worked in South East London where she developed a keen interest in traditional tales from around the world. Emily is now a local primary school teacher and has 16 years' experience of working with children of all ages.
Now that she has returned to her 'native' Dorset, she has enjoyed nurturing her own classes' love of literature using stories and drama as a main stimulus.

When she has time to rear her head from motherhood, wife-dom and work; Emily also enjoys lino printing, needle felting, gardening and long dog walks! She is really looking forward to some interactive story-telling at Chesil Rocks - it's not going to be a spectator sport!


Debbie Ross Mackenzie.

Having great activities for children at Chesil Rocks has always been important to us, and for this year we are excited to also have Kid's Yoga and Crafts Sessions planned.

Lasting between 30 and 45 minutes, there will be group yoga, making it fun with props and games and this will be followed by crafts such as making pin wheels, Mandala colouring, scratch art and making glass suncatchers 😊

Costing just £3 per child, the sessions will take place between 2pm and around 6pm and be split into age groups of 4-6 years and 7-11 years.
These sessions will be delivered by our friend Debbie, who has been trained through the Rainbow Kids Yoga training method.

Mum's and Dad's are welcome to join in too!

Kids Yoga 2


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