Richard Parkes Bonington (1802-1828)

The Bonington Theatre is named after Richard Parks Bonington a locally born and raised painter of the English school. Richard Parkes Bonington was born at Arnold, Nottingham on 25 October 1802, the only child of Richard Bonington and Eleanor Parks. His first home was a house in High Street Arnold. The house is still there […]

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The Theatre Phantom

The bonington theatre is haunted or so many of the staff believes. So often has the ghost made her presence felt that they have given her the name “Edna”. Although only 20 yrs old the theatre and leisure centre are built on or near an old Quaker graveyard. During the building of the centre a […]

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History of the Bonington Theatre in Arnold

The Bonington Theatre in Arnold is named after Richard Parks Bonington a painter of the English school who was born and raised in Arnold. Details of Arnold famous son can be found by following the link. The present theatre is the second to bare the name. The original theatre stood on a site on the […]

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