Franciska Earl co-owns and runs The Chintz Bar and Underland – two of the most successful bars and live music venues in Cornwall. With a joint capacity of 250, the venues run consistently sold-out events and have hosted a number of recognisable faces from Luke Wright to hip-hop duo The Scribes. As well as running a successful performance venue, Franciska also manages a number of bars at different festivals and has curated some of the most exciting and individual spaces on the festival circuit.
Johanna Brooks comes from a festivals and events background. She has produced several key film festivals, including the London Short Film Festival and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Johanna currently works as the Head of Communications for The Cares Family, a national charity that tackles social isolation and loneliness by bringing together people of different ages and backgrounds.
Billie has spent the last eight years working in comedy across different teams and departments; most recently as a Live Promoter at PBJ Management. Billie is a firm believer in nurturing creativity and empowerment, ensuring to promote cultural diversity in all forms of comedy. She is Head of Comedy at VAULT and programmed their 10th-anniversary VAULT Festival. One of her favourite aspects of working at Fringe Festivals is the opportunity to watch new shows and discover new writers, companies, and comedians.
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