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Thank you to leading couple 'passionate about arts'.

A CELEBRATION will be held for husband and wife David and Philippa Seligman next week to mark the important contribution they make to the arts in Wales.

The couple were presented with the Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy by the Prince of Wales last November.

Now in its third year, the medal honours those who support the arts, not just financially but also through leadership, guidance and commitment.

Three different Cardiff-based arts organisations nominated Mr Seligman, one of Wales' most eminent lawyers, and his wife, a family therapist, for the award.

Now the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Sherman Cymru and the Wales Millennium Centre will host an event at the Cardiff-based conservatoire on Tuesday.

In addition to the support they have given to the three organisations, the Seligmans have also been involved with Welsh National Opera, and St David's Hall in Cardiff, which Mr Seligman was a pivotal figure in creating in 1976.

Lord Rowe-Beddoe, life president of the Wales Millennium Centre, said: "They are not only passionate about the arts, but are committed to spreading the benefits widely."

Mr Seligman is on the Board of Trustees for Sherman Cymru, and has been a driving force during the merger between Sgript Cymru and the Sherman Theatre in the creation of the company, and with the redevelopment of the Sherman building.

The event has been organised as an opportunity for local organisations and individuals who have benefited from the generosity of the Seligmans to thank them for their contribution to arts and culture in Wales.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Mar 12, 2011
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