Cupar Arts Festival Launch

Preparations for our official launch day on Saturday, June 18 are heating up, and the Cupar Arts Festival team have been working hard to create a collection of fantastic opening events for our fifth festival. As well as our launch party at the Festival Hub at 12 noon, visitors can look forward to street food, live music, tours of the Thermos Museum, and the Caravan Obscura, which offers people the chance to step inside a world of optical illusions created by artist Kenny Bean using mirrors, lenses and light – all inside a caravan, of course.

Caravan Obscura at Cupar Arts Festival
Christopher Trotter at Cupar Arts Festival

From 4pm at the festival hub, music will be provided by Stephen Lee and Mark Small, who will be performing a new ambient electronic music project. Their music, sometimes structured and often improvised, is entirely instrumental and explores different levels of textural melancholic, ambient electronic.

Events will be taking place in and around Cupar, in locations such as our Festival Hub, Haugh Park and Crossgate. The Festival Launch at the hub is generously sponsored by the Association of Businesses in Cupar and District (ABCD), where our guests can enjoy craft beers, fine wines and antipasti, courtesy of LUVIANS Bottle Shop.

There’ll also be the chance to meet some of the artists who are exhibiting works during the festival, and to find out more about the events, exhibitions, installations and activities that will be taking place in Cupar over the week of the festival.

If you’re feeling peckish, Fife Food Ambassador Christopher Trotter will be cooking up some street food made from ingredients picked up at the Fife Farmers Market, which will be held in Cupar on Saturday morning. He’ll be showing visitors how easy it is to cook fresh produce, talking about where to source that produce, and above all cooking up some soups, stir fries and Scottish tortilla.

Stephen Lee and Mark Small at Cupar Arts Festival