The East Neuk Festival (ENF) is all about eclectic chamber music in wonderful venues around the East Neuk of Fife, but every year the festival also puts a little art into the mix, from sand scuptures on Crail High Street in past years, to exhibitions in church halls. This year Festival Director Svend Brown and his team have created an installation at the wonderful Kellie Castle to coincide with that other “festival” of unique venues, the East Neuk Open Studios, which once more sees artist studios around this particular corner of Fife open to visitors for the second weekend running.

ENF's own installation is called The Drying Green, an immersive and rather fun nod to local history, a flapping of sheets on lines across a wild meadow at the castle. “We were inspired by the drying green at Cellardyke,” says Brown. “It's a lovely place, right on the harbour. When I went, someone had their sheets on the line – it looked fantastic. The interesting thing for me is that these were places of hard work, mainly for the women, but at the same time a nub of community, a shared space, a bit like having a square in the middle of the houses where they did work and caught up with each other.”

The scale, Brown tells me, is huge – an acre of meadowland covered in a kilometre of washing line, the colours of the “sheets” reminiscent of the colours of the East Neuk. Go with the kids, take in some of the open studios and the music this weekend at both events, and catch the Garden Party at Kellie this afternoon with free pop-up concerts (expect brass bands) between 1pm-3pm.

The Drying Green, Kellie Castle (National Trust for Scotland), Fife, part of East Neuk Festival Until 30 Jun. Garden Party, today, 1pm - 3pm. East Neuk Open Studios, various venues, Fife Until 30 Jun