Winner of the Clapham Common Cat Station Contest

As I noted recently, for the next week and a half the Clapham Common Tube station in London will have nearly all its advertising posters replaced by pictures of cats, thanks to a crowdfunded initiative. I offered an autographed (and cat-illuminated) copy of Faith Versus Fact to the first person who had their picture taken next to a cat poster at the station.

Well, reader Laurie complied, sending not only a picture but a cool video. She and her partner Gethyn own the famous espresso-drinking cat Theo (see also here). So they’re the winners.

A photo:


And the video, with appropriate music added (note that there really are some genuine ads in the station):

You can see this splendid display until September 26.


  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted September 15, 2016 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    That looks like a winner. Excellent.

    • bluemaas
      Posted September 15, 2016 at 8:46 am | Permalink

      Aaaaw, l o v e l y ! … … all of it.

      Congratulations, Ms Laurie !

  2. mikeyc
    Posted September 15, 2016 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Lovely vid and well deserved. Love the public cats. I hope someone gets that idea around here.

    WEIT is great place to visit in the morning before diving into the lab. I never know if it’s going to be about some interesting “I didn’t know that” science or commentary on some new religious tomfoolery or overwrought social justice shenanigans or best of all…cats on subway walls.

    Time for work…

  3. Heather Hastie
    Posted September 15, 2016 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Well done Laurie! And I love that song, which was a nice bonus. 🙂

  4. Reginald Selkirk
    Posted September 15, 2016 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    You can see this splendid display until September 26.

    It’s a temporary display. That means there must be some plan to dispose of the works afterward. Perhaps there is an auction or some such? This needs to be looked into.

  5. rickflick
    Posted September 15, 2016 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    That’s special. I visited and stayed near Clapham station in May. Looks like bad timing on my part.

  6. barn owl
    Posted September 15, 2016 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Love all the cat pictures and the video. Thanks so much for sharing, Laurie!

  7. Wunold
    Posted September 16, 2016 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    When I saw the dilapidated walls above the pictures, I thought that they maybe should’ve spent the money to renovate instead. :p

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