The yard of the historic Guildhall will play host today to the City Beerfest, where 25 different ales from some of the country’s best-known breweries will be on tap for thirsty City workers in need of an afternoon pint. Other attractions include a parade of dray horses and live music from the City of London Festival. However, The Capitalist hears that the star attraction, a performance by the music-loving Lord Mayor Roger Gifford, is no longer on the cards after Gifford appears to have bottled it (no pun intended). Representatives had previously said the Mayor would be in “fine voice” but yesterday broke the bad news, reporting that he thought a musical number would be “a bit too much so early in the evening”. Opening at 3.30pm and closing at 9pm, The Capitalist is sure some brave souls will step up to the mike. Money raised goes towards a worth cause – the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.