· Francesca is invited to perform and co-devise a session on challenging attitudes to difference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She also speaks at sessions on Taboos and Diversity in Society alongside Oscar Winner Emma Thompson.
In February, Francesca does a three-week Off-West-End London run at the wonderful Hackney Empire Studio Theatre of FRANCESCA MARTINEZ IN DEEP.
Francesca becomes a patron for the childrens' charity, Building For The Future.
Francesca is invited by London Mayor, Ken Livingstone, to be an Olympic Torch Bearer on April 6th when the Torch passes through London en-route to the games in Beijing this Summer.
Francesca turns down her role as Olympic Torchbearer in support of Tibet live on Channel 4 News with Jon Snow.
Francesca is invited to meet HH Dalai Lama.
Francesca appears in the new government TV campaign to promote reading alongside other comedians including Graham Norton, Ronnie Corbett and Jo Brand.
Francesca is invited by Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, to Number 10 Downing Street for the launch of the National Reading Campaign.
Francesca is one of the British comics invited to perform at the Montreal Just For Laughs showcase at the Comedy Store in London.
Francesca is asked to be a Cultural Olympiad for London 2012.
Francesca is invited to make the closing speech at the BBC World Service conference on the power of global conversation.
Francesca is invited to peform at The Women Of The World Festival in Cape Town .
Francesca's stand-up show is recorded live in Dublin and broadcast in full on the national radio station, RTE1.
Francesca appears on top Irish chat-show, 'The Cafe' . Watch it on YouTube.
Francesca finishes her 33-date UK tour . of FRANCESCA MARTINEZ IN DEEP, receiving glowing reviews across the country.
Francesca becomes a regular guest on BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House.