Upmo are hiring

Upmo are looking for Community Project Workers, full time and relief staff – if you’d be interested in joining, email info@upmo.org for an application pack, and check out our website www.upmo.org to find out more about us!

Upmo online art auction

Upmo are hosting an online art auction this winter, to raise funds for their workshop programme.

We would like to invite you to attend our preview night to mark the launch of our online auction on the 23rd November 7 – 9pm, UpMo B1.

The auction site goes live on the 20th November to 8th December and this preview night will be a great chance to see the artworks first hand.

We would really like to thank all the artists who have participated in creating something for the auction.

‘My Space’ Upward Mobility Online Art Auction

We’re hosting an online art auction this winter, to raise funds for our workshop programme.

If you’re an artist, or know any artists who might be interested, you can submit your artwork to the auction and help us reach our fundraising target.


Shadow boxes (one per artist) can be collected from reception on the third floor of Edinburgh Palette, 151 London Road (open 8am-10pm daily). Completed artworks should be returned by 27th October at 5pm.


UPMO | YoYo Cafe News

Leith Victoria Swim CentreUpMo is proud to be partnering with Edinburgh Leisure, and is now set to open a new YoYo Cafe within the Leith Victoria Swim Centre!

Like the YoYo Cafe at St Margaret’s House, this will be a work experience cafe, giving students the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of running a cafe — from preparing and serving food, to taking orders, to operating the till. The new YoYo Café will launch on the 28th of August – we can’t wait! Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for updates!

Young Start Grant for Yoyo Café

YoYo Café has been awarded a generous Young Start grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The award will enable us to open the café for five days a week over the course of 2017, creating more training and work experience opportunities for current and new UpMo students. We are really excited about what this grant will make possible.

Visitors this week – photos

This week we’ve had two special guest visitors to St Margaret’s House – see the photos below.

On Tuesday, Kezia Dugdale, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, visited for a tour of the building and galleries. She was very keen to learn more about what we do here and the activities taking place on her doorstep.

Today, Wednesday, we welcomed the Director of Creative Industries for Creative Scotland, Clive Gillman, who is tasked with implementing the Creative Industries Strategy 2016-2017. Clive was previously Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts and, being a keen artist himself, is interested in how St Margaret’s House has developed and the many goings on inside the building.