Article19 has received transcriptions, from an anonymous source, of several emails between Alan Davey (Chief Executive of ACE), Janet Archer (National Director of Dance Strategy) and Alistair Spalding (AD of Sadler's Wells). The emails were flying back and forth following Mr Spaldings ill-advised comments about women being a bit weak willed (or words to that effect).

To try and avoid any Freedom of Information request it appears the three were using private email accounts with popular email providers. All of the messages provide a staggering amount of insight into the level of panic, colourful language and bizarre nicknames those in high places use when communicating with one another!

The emails begin on May 11th, the day Mr Spalding's comments were first published. Profanity has been redacted, for the children!

From : Alan Davey ([email protected])
Subject : Bloody Spalding!
Date : 11 May 2009 12:37:25 BST
To : Janet Archer ([email protected])

J.

Bloody Spaldings been at it again. It's all over the bloody Guardian (http://bit.ly/77NdC). Something about woman[sic] not being assertive, I mean WTF? Suggestions, Ideas?

Wavey D.

From : J. A. ([email protected])
Subject : re: Bloody Spalding!
Date : 11 May 2009 12:41:15 BST
To : Wavey Boy ([email protected])

Oh ffs! I knew that guy was trouble! LOL

Good thing is it's only a short piece, maybe nobody will notice, I mean who reads the f******* Guardian eh? ;)

I'll get my thinking cap on and send a message to Squirrel [Spalding], get him out of the country for a while, let it blow over, where should we send him?

Best

JaJa.

From : J. A. ([email protected])
Subject : Put a Sock In It!
Date : 11 May 2009 13:05:25 BST
To : Squirrel ([email protected])

A.

FFS Man what the f*** is going on over there? When some numb nuts reporter asks you why you don't book any women why don't you try something slightly less controversial like "I hate women" or "I'm an honorary member of the f******* Taliban"!!!!!????

Look, we're talking, we think you should go away for a bit, I've scanned about and Spain looks like a good hiding spot. Go see some shows. Wavey D. may have other ideas! He's pretty p******!

STFU, don't talk to anyone and ffs stay out of the press!

Best

JaJa.

From : Squirrel ([email protected])
Subject : re: Put a Sock In It!
Date : 11 May 2009 13:21:45 BST
To : J. A. ([email protected])

JaJa.

Mmk. I'll pack my shorts and some suntan lotion, cool, free holiday, what larks! ROFL

Squirrel.

From : J. A. ([email protected])
Subject : re: re: Put a Sock In It!
Date : 11 May 2009 13:25:14 BST
To : Squirrel ([email protected])

It's not a f****** holiday *** ****, GTF out of here and don't come back until we tell you! If anybody asks you're on a f****** fact finding mission or something!

Best

JaJa

From : Alan Davey ([email protected])
Subject : re: re: Bloody Spalding!
Date : 11 May 2009 14:10:34 BST
To : Janet Archer ([email protected])

J.

Send the **** to Afghanistan! He can clear minefields with a pair of magnetic boots and a f****** hammer the stupid **** *****. LMAO ;)

You're right, maybe nobody will notce [sic]

On another note, new Potter movie is out soon, let's check it out huh?

Wavey D.

From : J. A. ([email protected])
Subject : re: re: re: Bloody Spalding!
Date : 11 May 2009 15:10:22 BST
To : Wavey Boy ([email protected])

Wavy.

LOL, deffo on the new Potter, Squirrels going to Spain, maybe we'll get lucky and he'll get run over by a donkey! LMAO! ;)

Crisis averted!

Best
JaJa

Sent from my BlackBerry™

From : J. A. ([email protected])
Subject : F***!!!
Date : 14 May 2009 15:10:22 BST
To : Wavey Boy ([email protected])

Wavey!

Just got a call from teh [sic] drones [communications office]. Those f******* at Article19 have started asking questions. F***. They want to know what we [ACE] think about Squirrel and his incurable f******* potty mouth!

What do we do now? Drones have drafted "my response" but it's bull****, we're f*****!

Best

JaJa

Sent from my BlackBerry™

From : Wavey Boy ([email protected])
Subject : re: F***!!!
Date : 14 May 2009 15:25:22 BST
To : J. A. ([email protected])

J.

F***!!!!!!!!

I swear that **** is going to swing for this. We'll cut his budget, leave him hanging out to dry. Next time that little ***** goes in the papers saying how much money his s***** little theatre makes. Let's see how the c***** little **** gets by without our help, ****!

Re: Article19, feed them the dance mapping study thing, they're really stupid, they'll buy that!

Also, check this link ((http://bit.ly/77NdC)), hamsters on a f***** tractor, that's some funny sh*t right there! Lmao! :}

Wavey D.

From : J. A. ([email protected])
Subject : re: re: re: F***!!!
Date : 14 May 2009 16:45:55 BST
To : Wavey Boy ([email protected])

Wavey.

Genius, just sent our response, that'll shut them up! Also, we need some new drones, the ones we have must have learned communications at a community college!

Re: hamsters, f****** awsm dude! ROFLMAO '}

Best

JaJa

From : Squirrel ([email protected])
Subject : Breakdancing Donkeys!
Date : 15 May 2009 15:09:45 BST
To : J. A. ([email protected])

Hey J.

Checking out some great shows, getting trousered every night. Saw great show, break dancing mixed with donkey herding, it's gonna be huge!! I'm bringing it to the Wells, it's gonna be awsm!!

LOL

Squirrel

From : J. A. ([email protected])
Subject : S*** F*** F**** S****!!!!!
Date : 15 May 2009 16:10:55 BST
To : Wavey Boy ([email protected])

Wavey D.

They didn't buy the Dance Mapping Study!! They want a f***** interview on f****** camera, wtf are we going to do? It'll take about three questions to pin me in a corner and these **** ***** in the Drones office can't help me?

**** Squirrel and his bs! We need to bring in some serious people to deal with him!

Best

JaJa

From : Wavey Boy ([email protected])
Subject : re: S*** F*** F**** S****!!!!!
Date : 15 May 2009 16:15:23 BST
To : J. A. ([email protected])

Serious people? Like ACE Southwest kind of serious people?

This is easy to handle, we can just get the Drones to ask for the questions beforehand, then we can "shape the message", (I just read that in one of those power management books, it's f****** awsm). Article19 are really stupid, they'll fall for that!

Agree on the Drones, let's use them for one more messy job them dump them at the British Council in Alaska, they can party up Moose style with Palin. ROFLMAO!! ;}

Wavey D.

From : J. A. ([email protected])
Subject : re: re: S*** F*** F**** S****!!!!!
Date : 16 May 2009 16:13:18 BST
To : Wavey Boy ([email protected])

Oh good christ. It's all coming apart at the f****** seems[sic]. Those b******* [Article19] didn't buy it and the Drones trying to spin some b******* that all journos give use the questions in advance. They [Article19] just asked the Journos if that was true and they threw us under a f******* bus. F**** them, no more meals on expenses or free tickets!

We're all f*****. I'm buying canned goods and heading for the hills!!

Best
JaJa

Sent from my BlackBerry™

From : Squirrel ([email protected])
Subject : Oi!
Date : 17 May 2009 12:12:32 BST
To : Wavey Boy ([email protected])
CC : J. A. ([email protected])

Wavey D.

Can I come home yet? I'm bored!!

Squirrel

From : Wavey Boy ([email protected])
Subject : re: Oi!
Date : 17 May 2009 13:18:09 BST
To : Squirrel ([email protected])
CC : J. A. ([email protected])

NOOOOO!!

Noob!

Wavey D.

From : J. A. ([email protected])
Subject : re: Oi!
Date : 17 May 2009 13:21:12 BST
To : Squirrel ([email protected])
CC : Wavey Boy ([email protected])

Yeah, noob!!!

I wouldn't start reading any long books if I were you! LOL

Best

JaJa

Sent from my BlackBerry™

From : Wavey Boy ([email protected])
Subject : re: re: re: S*** F*** F**** S****!!!!!
Date : 17 May 2009 15:02:18 BST
To : J. A. ([email protected])

I have and idea, I have a great f******* idea.

We've been doing this all wrong. What we should have done is nothing! We've been doing nothing for ever, who the f*** would ever notice if [we] did nothing about this f****** mess?


Wavey D.

From : J. A. ([email protected])
Subject : re: re: re: re: re: S*** F*** F**** S****!!!!!
Date : 17 May 2009 16:32:19 BST
To : Wavey Boy ([email protected])


F****** genius!! Potter is back on! ROFLMAO!! {;o}

Best

JaJa