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LAPLAND VIA THE LANGHAM HOTEL
If you’re planning a bit of wining and dining over the festive season – and let’s face it, who isn’t? – you could end up in Lapland courtesy of the Langham Hotel. Diners who make reservations for four or more people at the hotel’s restaurant, The Landau, or its private dining Carriage Rooms, for the period of 23 Nov-31 Dec, will be entered into a prize draw to win a trip to Lapland. The prize includes a stay in The Langham, flights and two night’s in Laplands Aurora Chalet. The Langham, 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, W1B 1JA. www.london.langhamhotels.co.uk

SPEAKING IN TONGUES
John Simm – well known for his major success in TV dramas such as Life on Mars, The Lakes and State of Play – leads a starry cast in Andrew Bovell’s intriguing new thriller, which has received wide critical acclaim. The story is based around a psychological mystery, in which a detective investigates the disappearance of a leading psychiatrist. Co-starring are Ian Hart (Harry Potter movies), Lucy Cohu (Torchwood) and Kerry Fox (Shallow Grave). Until 12 Dec, Duke of York’s Theatre, WC2. Tickets from £10 at www.ambassadortickets.com

MATTHEW HERBERT AT THE BARBICAN
Herbert is the ultimate renaissance man of modern music. A classically trained pianist who made his name operating in the vanguard of electronic dance music, he’s forged one of the most prolific and eclectic CVs around, fusing experimental sampling with everything from big band to classical music. He’s performing next week at the Barbican, with collaborators including indie band Guillemots, singers Karine Polwart and Kamilya Jubran, and others. 26 Oct, Barbican Hall, Barbican, Silk Street, EC2& 8DS. Tickets £10-20 from www.barbican.org.uk