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Newark violin maker Robert Cain shows his skills on CBeebies Junk Rescue series Cardboard Packaging

A violin maker from Newark showed off his expertise on a popular children’s TV programme.

Robert Cain, a lecturer at Newark School of Violin-Making, appeared in an episode of the CBeebies Junk Rescue series called Cardboard Packaging, which showed the programme’s presenter, Danny, how to make a violin out of cardboard at his workshop on Appletongate.

Mr Cain said: “I have done a few media things but this was the most fun. Danny is as crazy and much fun off-screen as he is on the show and we really enjoyed making the episode.

Robert Cain (right) meets CBeebies presenter Danny at his violin making shop. (15498583)
Robert Cain (right) meets CBeebies presenter Danny at his violin making shop. (15498583)

“We had a great time crammed into my workshop filming the various stages.”

Mr Cain said that what you see on the show can actually be done in real life, and is quite simple to do:

“You can actually make a violin out of cardboard and many other materials and the results can be very impressive,” he said.

“It’s a pity they didn’t play the violin much on the show because it actually sounds pretty good.

“The design has evolved over the years and is aimed at getting people interested in design, recycling and making music.”

RIGHT: Robert Cain (right) with CBeebies presenter Danny at his violin-making workshop.


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