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We took over Clapham Common station for two amazing weeks. You can find out more about the project and help with our next takeover at
We took over Clapham Common station for two amazing weeks. You can find out more about the project and help with our next takeover at
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Contract? Signed. The Takeover is Coming!

Posted by Glimpse (Creator)

Dear friends,

We have some very exciting news to share with you all. After weeks of planning and deliberation, we’ve finally sealed the deal!

Book your tickets, grab your cameras and get ready, because the Citizens Advertising Takeover Service is coming to Clapham Common station from 12th September 2016.

Over a third of a million people pass through this station every two weeks. For a few blissful minutes each day they can forget about their worries and enjoy a gorgeous gallery of cats. Imagine the look on their faces!

But there's a huge amount still to do. Daria and the design team has been working really hard to get everything ready in time for the print deadline, working evenings and weekends to make it happen.

Lauren’s been doing fantastic work on the rewards, and we promise to get them all prepared and sent as soon as possible.

I’m preparing all the publicity for the takeover, making sure younger people and children get to hear about what we’re up to, as well as the mainstream press.

All you have to do is plan your visit to London in September! We really hope you can make it, but if not don’t worry: we’ll be collecting photos, videos and interviews with members of the public as they come out of the station.

We couldn’t do this without your support. Thank you for all the pledges, messages and ideas you’ve sent so far. Wish us luck as we scramble to get everything together in time! 

And finally, if you have any ideas for how we can make the first day of the takeover as famous as Grumpy Cat himself, please leave them in the comments. 

Get ready to start purring,

James and the Glimpse team.


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      Arthur Rogers on

      Wow, Pu-u-u-rrrrfect! I was there only a couple of weeks ago. Not a Cat's chance to get over to see it now in person though. But with you all the way!!

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      Vicky Knight on

      How long will the takeover last - will it be for more than one day?

    3. Monika Kanokova on

      OMG! This is incredible! What time on the 12th will it be ready? My flight's leaving from Gatwick at 9:15am but I am more than happy to get up at an unreasonable hour for this. You guys are the (very) BESTEST! And that word doesn't even exist :D

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      Philip on

      Great it's finally happening! But I leave London at the end of August :( Sorry to miss it.