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2017

Francesca is commissioned to write a play by the National Theatre.

2016

Francesca will be supporting the brilliant Frankie Boyle for nine of his UK tour dates in February and March. See 'Live Dates' for more info!

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Francesca extended set on 'LIVE AT THE APOLLO' is screened on BBC2! Hosted by Alan Carr.
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2015
March 2015
- Francesca headlines the Sound Women's Festival at BBC Broadcasting House.

March 2015
- Francesca helps organise 'This Changes Everything' - a sold-out event on climate and social justice at Friends House, London, with Natalie Bennett, Russell Brand and many other campaigners.

May 2105
- Francesca's book is released in paperback and as an audiobook:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Normal-Francesca-Martinez/dp/0753555352/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

May 2015
- Francesca addresses the Cambridge Union as part of the Global Scholars Symposium and receives a standing ovation.

June 2015
- Francesca speaks at the 100,000-strong anti-austerity march in London:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UsulMm-gYY

July 2015
- Francesca is interviewed on ITV'S 'This Morning' about her book:
http://www.itv.com/thismorning/hot-topics/francesca-martinez-asks-what-is-normal

August 2015
- Francesca appears on Channel's Four's hit series 'Very British Problems':
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4960806/fullcredits/

September 2015
- Francesca helps organise 'The Jeremy Corbyn Night' at The Forum, London, to celebrate his leadership victory with Brian Eno, Mark Steel, Owen Jones, Jeremy Hardy, Sara Pascoe and Ava Vidal.

September 2015
- Francesca receives an honory doctorate from the Open University for making Britain a more 'compassionate and fair place'. You can view her acceptance speech here at 1.00.30:
lihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gf9G5Mtpr8

October 2015
- Francesca organises 'Laugh Them Out Of Town' a benefit for the People's Assembly Against Austerity at the Manchester Academy with Frankie Boyle, Mark Steel, Robin Ince, Sara Pascoe, Jeremy Hardy, Jen Brister and Owen Jones:
http://manchestermule.com/article/review-laugh-them-out-of-town

October 2015
- Francesca appears at a benefit for The Comedy School at the Apollo with Paul Whitehouse, Harry Enfield, Sean Lock and Lenny Henry.

November 2015
- Francesca takes part in the 'Refugees Welcome' Rally with Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott, Owen Jones and many more.

November 2015
- Francesca appears on the brand new series of 'Live At The Apollo' with Alan Carr and Nish Kumar.

November 2015
- Francesca records four more episodes of 'Very British Problems' for Channel Four including a Christmas Special.

December 2015
- Francesca will accept her second Honorary Doctorate from Bradford University.